Garden Planning

Garden Planning

Every garden starts off with a good plan. We have compiled some helpful resources and websites to get you started.

Dig it! A Practical Tool Guide

How local governments can support community gardens

This helpful toolkit is designed to support the development and maintenance of successful community gardens by local governments. From the different types of gardens to strategies and tools, this guide has you covered! 

L.A. Garden Council

Start a Garden - Costs, Planning, Plants & More

Here you will find documents to help you start your garden including everything from determining costs, getting people in the garden, starting your plots off with the right plants, and more!

Portland Parks and Recreation

Community Gardens Business Plan

The purpose of program-level business plan is to provide a practical tool for staff and managers to have a common understanding of: (1) the daily work that needs to be accomplished to meet the vision, mission, and goals of the program and bureau, (2) what services and activities exist and in what priority, and (3) how success of service and activities is measured.