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Category: Start a community garden

Need ideas to start a community garden? Here is a list of information in this category:

INFO SHEETS: StartingCommon objections
INFO SHEETS: A checklist — Template for Management Plan
INFO SHEETS: Garden Design
INFO SHEETS: Site analysisMaterials for buildingSafety
INFO SHEETS: Design for verge gardens
Council concernsSocial designA useful bookPermaculture design
Basic infrastructureCrisis response to food insecurityBenefits
Insurance —  Fundraising — Work health & safety.

INFO SHEET: Starting a community garden

There are two ways to start a community garden, from the bottom up or the top down.

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INFO SHEET: Common objections

There are a number of reasons that people have objections to the repurposing of public land for community garden development.

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INFO SHEET: Starting a community garden checklist

After visiting community gardens, use this checklist in a debriefing session....

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INFO SHEET: Plan of Management template

CGA has been working with local government and new community garden groups to...

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INFO SHEET: Starting with garden design

When it comes to our food-producing home and community gardens, design is the process by which we think then build...

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INFO SHEET: Understanding our site

Needs, sector, and site analysis bring together the information we need to build our community, home, or small-scale commercial market garden. 

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INFO SHEET: Materials for building

The public is protective of its public lands such as city parks, and poorly built and maintained community gardens are likely to trigger

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INFO SHEET: Thinking about safety

A guide to safety in the community garden... keeping gardening safe for all...

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COMMUNITY GARDENS: council concerns

Story and photos by Russ Grayson It seems a simple thing for councils to do. Handing over an area of

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In designing community gardens, social design comes first

Community garden planning should be a people-led, not a design-led process.

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