Starting and Running Your Community Garden

Gardening 201: How to Start and Manage Community Gardens for San Diego Gardens

JARDINERÍA 201: Como Empezar y Administrar Jardines Comunitarios

Community Gardens, University of California, ANR Pub. 8499, September 2013

City of San Diego Community Garden Ordinance , section 3 of 141.o2, last amended on February 22, 2012

City of San Diego Urban Ag Ordinances,_signed February 2012

El Cajon Municipal Code: Community Gardens


Guides, technical resources, examples from other cities……..

Getting your community garden off to a good start: organizing and site evaluation tips

School and Community Garden ADA Guidelines

Guidelines for Running a Volunteer Run Community Garden

NPLAN Community Garden Legal Resources

Creating and Managing a Production Garden

Garden Seminar – Part 1 – Creating the Garden-handout

Garden Seminar – Part 2 – Managing the Garden-handout

Generic schedule for garden creation





Sample Gardener Agreements….

Serra Mesa Community Garden & Orchard Gardener Agreement 10-11-2011

San Marcos Community Garden Plot Rental Agreement

San Marcos CG Garden Guidelines


Sample Guides from other Cities


DUG Best Practices For Community Gardens

Los Angeles Community Garden Start Up Guide

LA Community Garden Start Up Guide in Spanish

Toronto Community Garden Toolkit

Master Community Gardener Manual- Boston Natural Areas Network

Denver School Garden Coalition Operating Manual

Get Green Columbus: Community Garden Resource Manual

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