Dig It! A Practical Toolkit: How Local Governments Can Support Community Gardens


By: British Columbia Ministry of Community Development, Union of British Columbia Municipalities


Urban Agriculture

This guide from British Columbia's Ministry of Community Development provides guidance on various roles local governments can take to support community gardens. It provides context, explaining why and how local governments would want to support community gardens, describing the different types of community gardens, and listing the many benefits of community gardens. It then offers four strategies for successful community garden programs and several tools and templates for developing and supporting community garden programs. Appendices include design and siting guidelines for community gardens and sample rules and tips.