Steps to Building a New Community Garden
Please note: Deadline to submit New Community Garden Proposals for 2021 is now closed.
A community garden typically takes 1-2 years to build, from the time we process and approve a proposal to completion. Neighborhood energy and effort are the strongest factors for successful gardens. The more people that are involved in the development and implementation of the community garden, the easier and smoother the process becomes, and the faster their vision can become a reality.
Please refer to our New Community Garden Proposal Manual for more detailed information.
To receive more information, please complete our New Community Garden Inquiry Form.
VINES Community Garden Proposal Process
Read the Garden Proposal Manual
VINES has compiled a Garden Proposal Manual which outlines the process for submitting a Community Garden Proposal. Please find a downloadable version of our Manual here.
The Manual includes:
- Information on VINES’ Community Garden history
- Roles of community members
- Project timeline
- Example Budget
- Scoring system that will be used to review all garden proposals.
Submitting a Garden Proposal :
To submit a proposal you must have attended VINES’ Garden Proposal Workshop.
VINES Community Garden Proposal Form: Word Document
VINES Community Garden Budget Template: Word Download
A mandatory portion of the proposal is to complete a budget draft. An example is provided in the Garden Proposal Manual. Please find an editable blank copy above.
Deadlines & Dates :
Mandatory Garden Proposal Workshop – February
This workshop is mandatory and a required step to submitting a VINES Community Garden Proposal.
Community Garden Proposal Due – May 1st, 2021
Community Garden Proposal Decisions – June 1st
Community Garden Acceptance Planning Meeting – June/July
Upon proposal review, VINES will schedule a meeting with accepted proposals to discuss the next steps towards building your garden!