I've gotten involved with the board of our community garden, which was new this year - so exciting! Anyway, over the past growing season, we had quite a few families who abandoned their plots. From what we understand from other community gardens, this happens a lot, especially with new gardeners who underestimate how much they will be able to do.
Anyway, we're looking for ways to help support new gardeners, so they stick with it. We've thought of pairing them up with an experienced gardening mentor, but I'm sure there are other things we could try as well.
So, if you've tried community gardening and it didn't work out for you, would you mind sharing why, and what would have helped you finish out the season (or sign up for another year)?
Thanks a bunch!