“Prefigurative interventions” are actions  to create the world we want to live in.  It’s the act of being the change we want to see.  It’s ignoring the old models of  ”but this is the way we’ve always done it” and simply creating something different and often improved.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality,” Buckminster Fuller advised. “To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  Building a new model for a locally based food system is the heart of the intentions of Loving Garland Green.  We hope to encourage and inspire thousands of residents in our area to join us--at the garden site and in their own front yards, back yards, patios and windowsills. 

We educate with signage in the Garland Community Garden

Most of the garden plots at the Garland Community Garden have signage telling visitors what is planted there and providing some detail about the plants.

We educate by teaching classes in our local public Schools.

In the spring of 2017 we have taught a four session composting class for students at Watson MST.

We educate by holding nature classes in the Garland Community Garden.

In October 2016 members Elizabeth Berry, Jane Stroud and Charles Bevilacqua taught a class about native bees and loofah to a group of home-schooled students.

We educate by chatting with visitors to the Garland Community Garden. 

Visitors often stop to chat with members of Loving Garland Green as we work in the garden.  They often ask gardening questions and our members provide answers and refer them to valuable resources such as

We educate with our Citizen Science experiments. 

Currently we have several of these projects underway and more planned for 2017.