Garden Resources

Barre crew-croppedWhether you’re just starting out or a part of a long-running garden, the following links are tools to help garden leaders, the people who serve as organizers, managers, coordinators, and supporters of community-based gardens.

Start a Community Garden

Questions, tips, and steps you can take to get your community-based garden up and running.

Community Organizing

Once your garden is established, your energy can go towards organizing the people to enjoy it and setting up systems for management that will keep your garden going strong for years to come.

VGN Grants

Your garden will need funding to continue to grow and expand. This page is a list of VGN grant opportunities and others.


There are enumerable how-to-garden resources on the web, in your local library, and throughout your community (just ask your gardening neighbor!). This page is intended to help you whittle down that list by featuring our go-to resources at VGN for growing in the garden and for enjoying your harvest.


Gardens are incredible places for learning!  Whether your gardeners are adults or children, you can enrich their experience with programs and activities to support their learning in the garden.

Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Monthly, seasonally themed articles for garden leaders include creative ideas, tips and links for supporting your garden organizing work.


Stories to inspire – of gardens and garden leaders in action!

Community Composting

Tips and resources for groups interested in starting small-scale food scrap community composting at schools and community gardens.

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