Each spring, as the snow melts and the grass begins to poke through, there are new opportunities to think about gardening and growing your own food. But many people aren’t able to take on a full-scale gardening operation – whether due to challenges of space, time or know-how. 

Joining a community garden is a great way to get involved with your community, grow fresh, healthy produce and also contribute to food security activist campaigns in your area.

If you fall into one of the above groups with little backyard green space or garden know-how, this type of project can be intimidating. But with a community garden, you can learn from veteran gardeners and neighbours about tips and tricks to help your plot thrive!

Check out this cool resource on how to start your own community garden. Whether you’re a dedicated community activist or a committed gardener, these tips should help you put together the tools and foundation for launching a community garden of your own. 

Here’s a glimpse at what the guide includes:

-finding a group

-picking a site

-preliminary site work

-measurements and materials