Garden Proposals


VINES Community Garden Proposal Process

If you are interested in joining us for our Garden Proposal workshop and learning more about submitting a proposal, please fill out our Garden Proposal Inquiry Form.

Register for our Mandatory Garden Proposal Workshop scheduled for 1 PM on Saturday, February 13th here.

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.

Reviewing the Community Garden Proposal Manual and looking at existing gardens for inspiration is a great first step towards bringing a community garden to your neighborhood.

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  

Community Garden Proposal Decisions – June 

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!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

To review current FAQs please click here. If you have any remaining questions, please email info@vinesgardens.org or call 607-323-3171. All questions and answers will be recorded and updated to our FAQ document posted here.

Supporting Documents :

VINES Community Garden Proposal Outreach Forms

VINES Standard Community Garden Bed Specs

Community Garden Design Elements

VINES Site Coordinator Job Description & Application