Growing Love Community garden was founded on the idea that people can work together to feed themselves, support one another, and help the planet at the same time. Physically, it is located within the Manorhaven Preserve, an area set apart for people to enjoy wildlife and nature representative of our particular area of Long Island.
There are many philosophies about gardens and nature, and many different practices used in gardening. Our founding idea, combined with the fact of our location, determines all our decisions about how we garden.
First and foremost, we are a community. That means not only that we occupy the same space, but that we support one another, treat one another with consideration, respect one another’s rights, and share responsibilities.
No one is permitted to take anything — plant or decoration — from another person’s plot without that person’s permission.
Every garden plot owner is responsible for maintaining their plot, as well as helping maintain the whole space within the fence.