Community Garden Toolkit

The Community Garden Toolkit is a guide intended to help garden leaders develop and maintain community gardens. The toolkit provides steps to starting and sustaining a community garden, guidelines, responsibilities, roles, benefits and events associated with many successful community gardens. It outlines the expectations and rewards for participants, and offers advice for including new community members in the growth of a community garden.

The structure and information provided in the toolkit have been adapted from the Louisville Metro Government Department of Economic Growth and Innovation’s Community Gardens in Louisville: A Start-Up Guide, NC State Extension’s How to Organize a Community Garden and Gardening Matters’ CG Start Up Guide.