Garden of 500 Square Meters Opens in Sanmiao Community, Guang’anmennei Sub-District, Xicheng District
A garden in Sanmiao Community, Guang’anmennei Sub-District, Xicheng District opens to the public recently. It covers an area of about 500 square meters, and is designed according to the needs of local residents.
The garden construction project is based on the concept of "co-construction, co-governance and co-enjoying". The community widely solicits opinions from residents and mobilizes residents to participate in designing. Guided by a professional design team, the residents have the right to decide on how the garden is built. Since the start of the project, a total of 11 resident activities have been carried out, such as "Exploring history, culture and natural ecology of the garden" themed activity, "Preliminary construction of our community garden" themed activity, "Design our garden together" themed activity, and "Examination and treatment of plants in the garden" themed activity.
According to residents’ suggestion, a large number of flowers of various shapes and colors are planted in the flowerbeds, such as hydrangea, blue plantain-lily, and Egyptian star flower. As the flowers need regular maintenance, the community recruits a group of volunteers composed of residents to do the job.
In the next step, Guang’anmennei Sub-District and Sanmiao Community plan to work with residents to formulate community conventions and rules about the usage of the garden. Meanwhile, various activities such as soil cultivation activity, plant enzymes themed activity and photography contest will be held in the garden, to enrich residents’ life.
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