This toolkit was created to help community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador who want to start a community garden. It lists the key steps to starting a garden, and offers a range of tools, tips, and supports to help along the way.

The toolkit is based on research on best practices for community gardens. To gather these best practices, we reviewed reports, resource, and guides on community gardens across North America. Special attention was paid to those resources from Newfoundland and Labrador. The bibliography at the end of this guide lists the materials that were viewed in making this toolkit. This review was added to by conversations with community garden organizers across Newfoundland and Labrador.


This presentation is based on the “Community Garden Best Practices Toolkit: A Guide for Community Organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.” It is just one in a series of best practices toolkits, The others in this series cover community kitchens, farmers markets and bulk buying clubs, and are available through Food First NL.

Your audience should come away from this presentation with a basic understanding of what a community garden is, and how it works. Those who plan on starting a community garden should consult the toolkit for more detailed information and resources.

This presentation is also comes with speaker’s notes, to help those who are giving the presentation.

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