Sample Forms


Each and every community garden is unique, but there are some things you may find helpful in setting up your community garden. Here are a few sample forms that we’ve identified to help manage your garden. Sample Garden Plot Registration Use this form to register individuals, families, and organizations for specific garden plots in your […] Read More

Sample Release of All Claims


The following form is intended as a guide only; be sure that the final agreement you use meets the needs and details of your group.  All information in blanks and brackets should be adjusted by the garden as necessary. Sample Form for Release of All Claims Read More

Sample Land Use Agreement


This sample land use agreement is intended as a guide only; be sure that the final agreement you use meets the needs and details of your group and the property owner.  Information in brackets should be changed as necessary for each garden’s purposes.   Sample Form: Permission for Land Use Read More

Sample Garden Rules

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Garden rules should be established for every community garden. Rules are an excellent way to ensure everyone understands how the garden will operate and what is expected of each gardener. These rules are intended as a guide only. Each garden’s rules will vary depending on the needs of each garden.   Sample Garden Rules and […] Read More

ACGA Articles on Diversity and Inclusion


Gardens can be a welcoming place for everyone!  Check out ACGA’s collection of articles about diversity and inclusion, and learn how diversity in your community can reflect the diversity in your garden. Community Gardening: A Key to Food Security? [PDF] Language Diversity [PDF] Celebrating Cultural Diversity [PDF] Food Security in Ethnic Neighborhoods [PDF] Read More

Articles about Organizing a Garden


ACGA has been helping start community gardens throughout North America for decades, and we’ve collected the very best advice here to help you.  Check out this set of guides to help you organize a community garden in your own hometown! What Good Is Community Greening? Insurance for Community Gardens 14 Good Reasons for Community Gardens […] Read More