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4 Ways to Contribute to a Communal Yard Space

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More and more housing companies in the Boston area are turning away from homes with their own gardens to more vertical houses with shared, co-operative yard spaces. If you live in a home with spare green space, you might be wondering how best to contribute to it. Most co-ops ask their users to bring an item as a token of membership, so here are 5 great ways to contribute.


There’s nothing better than a warm summer’s day outdoors with a barbecue. Therefore, contributing the BBQ itself could be a very valuable contribution. Even better, you could build your own using brick and mortar, as this is a great excuse to be outside and to rope in your neighbors to get to know them a little better.

Garden Furniture

If you’re looking to provide your shared space with a truly practical gift, there’s nothing better you could do than purchase outdoor furniture from a specialist like Garden Furniture This could be the beginning of a new social space for you and your neighbors, so providing a great place to relax would be a good start.

Fun and Games

On the other hand, sometimes a serious, practical gift isn’t necessarily the right approach. Instead, you could provide the entertainment for the co-op space. A sustainably-made swing set for the kids or a set of goals for a weekly street soccer match might be a better path to tread, particularly if you’re looking to bring your community closer together.

Fruit and Veggie Garden

A fun yet useful approach might be to plant some fruit trees or a vegetable patch. That way, you and your neighbours could prosper from the annual crop, and meanwhile, you could tend to the garden as a group, providing everybody with plenty of exercise and time outdoors.

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