Community Gardening: Policy Reference Guide

October 2017

By: Public Health Law Center

Urban Agriculture

This guide is designed to help community groups and municipalities plan and implement community garden projects. Individual sections address the benefits of community gardens; community needs assessment and engagement; developing, maintaining, and sustaining support and skill; finding land; evaluating potential garden sites; designing a community garden; preparing the garden site; gardening activities and garden rules; garden liability issues; sale and use of garden produce; and seed-saving.