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Community Garden Resources

Because so many things are easier said than done, Connie has also gone to the trouble of collecting and categorizing resources for anyone looking to establish their own community garden.


Irrigation of the Lake County Commmunity Garden

Basics of Developing a Community Garden


Knoxville Area Guide to Community Gardens

USDA Garden Resources

Community/School Gardens

Portland Parks and Recreation Community Gardens Toolkit

ACGA Starting a Community Garden

UT Institute of Agriculture Resources for Starting a Community Garden

Let's Move Community Garden Checklist

The Master Gardeners Articles

University of Missouri Extension "Composting"


Who to Involve and How to Gain Support


Start a Community Garden: Get the Community Involved

The Basics of Organizing a Community Garden


"Grants are a common, effective means of getting a garden project off the ground, so to speak, but a sustainable garden project will eventually draw support from its roots. Resources within the community are the nutrients that will sustain a community-based garden project. To turn up and tap into them, the garden must cultivate community partnerships. Reach out to neighborhood groups, organizations, private businesses, schools, and spiritual or religious foundations of the community to determine their interest in participation."

From the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension's Food and Ecosystem Educational Demonstrations Sites (FEEDS) information on starting a community garden


Beautiful mature peas from the Lake County garden.


Benefits of a Community Garden


Garden Works "The Multiple Benefits of Community Gardens"


How to Fund a Community Garden


USDA Financial Resources

Food Corps


Sustaining a Community Garden


Creating and Sustaining a Community Garden

Carbon Masters Community Garden Project


"Generally, when assessing the suitability of the site, the parties should consider the site history, how the site will be used and by whom (particularly children), and the results of soil testing. Mitigation measures may include soil removal, barriers, raised beds, or soil amendments."

From "Ground Rules: A Legal Toolkit for Community Gardens," created by the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), a project of Public Health Law and Policy (PHLP)





"Ground Rules: A Legal Toolkit for Community Gardens"

Challenges and Solutions to Community Gardens


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