The establishment of a community garden has a range of considerations; what do you consider important?
The draft Application Form is included in the Guidelines as an Appendix. When making an application to establish a community garden, the information required includes a detailed description of the site. Understanding the site well, including its advantages and limitations, will increase the likely success of a community garden project. An application that has a sound understanding of the site and the impact of the intended use, will be more likely to be approved.
Other important considerations relate to the group that will manage the garden. Has the group formalised their aims and objectives? Do they know how decisions will be made and resolve any conflicts? How will new members be recruited? Will fund-raising be required and if so, how? It may be helpful to identify the skills available and those required by the proposed community garden group.