3. Bottom-up approach

Just where you start planning for a community garden depends upon the circumstances you are faced with, such as whether you have found a parcel of land and whether you have a group of people willing to put in the work of getting a garden going. The starting point will be different for all of us.

8. The management phase

With your garden designed, constructed and planted out, your project now moves into a maintenance phase in which gardening, rather than construction, is the main activity. There will still be garden beds to build for people who join the garden, of course, compost to make and plants to propagate.

10. Member agreement

The level of formal organisation in a community garden depends on the number of participants and how well they know and get on with each other. For larger gardens, having new members sign an agreement covering their gardening activity is a way to…