10 Suggestions for Starting a Community Garden

As a result of the Covid pandemic, many homeowners returned to the idea of creating a Victory Garden. These spaces were meant to maximize your space by turning every inch of the property into a growing medium.

In the first year of the Victory Gardens, up to 40% of a family’s fresh produce needs were met with minimal care.

For the homes that don’t have enough space for a garden, a community area is the next best option. These ideas can help you create a meaningful place to grow crops.

Great Ideas for Starting a Community Garden

  1. Clean the site after determining that there is a need in the community for a garden.
  2. Develop a design that works for everyone. How will people access the area while you prevent unauthorized intrusions?
  3. Try to gather as many free resources as possible to extend the value of your investment.
  4. Work with your neighborhood to find volunteer work crews to take care of the soil prep, weeding, fencing and other tasks.
  5. Plan your workdays to include some time in the garden.
  6. Think about a place where a storage area could be for the different tools and equipment you’ll need.
  7. Gardens thrive when they have fresh compost. Can you include this resource with the current coding requirements?
  8. When you have a rainproof whiteboard, you can announce garden events to the community.
  9. Will you focus on organic growing methods?
  10. Who will own the site, pay for the insurance, and set up the organization? Answering those questions will eliminate a lot of the confusion people encounter. 

Gardening can be lots of fun, but it can also be hard work. Don’t forget to stock up on products from Douglas Laboratories and Pure Encapsulations to have the energy for your harvest!

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