Community Garden Coordinators are incredible volunteers who help neighbors learn how to grow healthy food for themselves and their family. This page includes resources to help you start, administer and grow your community garden. Thank you for all that you do!
Managing a Community Garden
- Community Garden Coordinator Handbook – A best practices handbook created in 2018 from and for the Marion Polk Food Share community garden network.
- Community Gardener Agreement (2020) – Every garden renting plots to the public should have a clear contract in place that outlines the rules and responsibilities that apply to each gardener. This is our suggested template that network gardens can add or subtract from as suits their individual situation.
- Food Share resource availability – Garden categories and their resource availability from the Marion Polk Food Share.
- Community Garden Program Mini-Grant Application – Please fill this application out and email to the Food Share program coordinator if you need funds for your garden.
- All gardeners should complete the Gardener Survey each season, and coordinators should ensure they get either a physical or digital copy turned in to the Food Share.
- Volunteer Group Waiver – to be used when you have large groups volunteer in your garden
COVID-19 Resources for Community Gardens
- Hand washing Guidelines Sign (post next to hand washing station)
- Guidelines for Community Gardens and COVID-19 Sign
- Garden Closed to Visitors Sign (post near entrance of garden and/or next to any pavilion, picnic tables, etc.)
- Toileting Facilities Closed Sign (post on porta-potty if you have one)
- Best Practices for Community Gardens in the Time of COVID 19 slides – University of Idaho
- School Garden Care and Management During Covid-19 slides – School Garden Support Organization Network