How do I start a community garden?

Asked February 6, 2020, 3:03 PM EST

My apartment complex has the perfect space to accommodate a community garden! The complex owner is on board as long as he doesn't have to pay for anything. I've never done this kind of thing before and am a total novice when it comes to gardening. Any pointers or guidance would be much appreciated.

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question to Ask an Expert.

Here are good resources detailing the steps to start a community garden:

I'd recommend taking a look at these documents and try to form a committee to spread out the work load.

If you determine that you want to move forward with a community garden, feel free to contact me for site-specific advice.

We can probably find someone to visit your site and get you going in the right direction.

Good luck!