How to Get Started: Planting the Seed Initial Meeting
How to Get Started: Planting the Seed Publicize the event
Garden Land Lots of sun Water source Soil quality Lighting Fence Manageable rubble, debris – if any
Garden Land Room for parking cars and bikes Close to neighborhood residents Accessible by public transit Availability Extended community interest
Planning for the Garden Include an educational component Liability Insurance Youth involvement Tap into existing garden network in area Gardener Registration and Sign Up Engage park staff: who will do what (maintenance, chemicals or no, etc.)
Garden Designs Communal: Gardeners take responsibility for one crop. Shared work/harvest days. Shared harvest. Individual plots an additional possibility (here, single raised beds are in background).
Garden Designs Neighborhood plot on area green space. Shared work and harvest creates a source of neighborhood pride and fresh food!
Garden Designs Bonus Features: containers in parking lots, gathering space… … and a place for the children.
Garden Designs Combination shared and solo space: Large shared mono-crop with family beds alongside.
Garden Designs Unity Garden: Open garden concept. Plant, weed, water, learn, harvest as you can, need, want.
Do it Together! Family days, work days, harvest days (with food!!), volunteer days, Master Gardener education days…