How to Start a Community Garden

lettuce in a community garden

Do you want to start a community garden? If you live in an urban area you may not have space to plant a garden at home. The high cost of groceries or a lack of nutritious produce in your area may have you wondering how to provide healthy meals for your family. Starting a community garden with other like-minded people might be the answer you’re looking for!

Benefits of Community Gardens

Community gardens are a great way to raise healthy food for your family. Other benefits may include:

  • Increase self-reliance
  • Learn gardening skills
  • Get to know your community
  • Beautify your neighborhood
  • Grow food for a local pantry
  • Get fresh air and exercise

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About Lisa Lombardo

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.

14 comments on “How to Start a Community Garden

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  3. Rosie (@greenrosielife)

    Excellent info – community gardens are known as allotments in the UK and possibly jardins communautaires in France. Certainly in the UK they are really popular and often have long waiting lists to get a plot so getting new ones set up is always a good thing. #FarmFreshTuesdays

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Rosie,
      I’m so glad that other countries have this option also. I’m not sure if all of the info needed for starting a community garden is included in my article, but hopefully there is enough here to get people on the right track!

      Reply
  4. WT Abernathy

    Love this! We’ve played with the idea of hosting a community garden here on the homestead:)
    Cheers, and thank you for being featured this week on the Family Homesteading & Off the Grid Blog Hop!

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      That sounds like an amazing opportunity to share and get to know your community, WT! Let me know if you decide to go ahead with the project and updates on progress, please!

      Reply
  5. Jacob Kenneally

    Such a detailed guide!! I’ve wanted to start a community garden for some time now and I think this is just what I needed to get that final push of motivation and a plan for action! Thank you!

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      I’m glad this post has helped, Jacob! Best wishes…let me know if you start a new community garden. I’d love to hear about your experience!

      Reply
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