When should I contact the City about starting a Community Garden?

Contact the City as soon as you have an outline of what you want to do. The City is best positioned to provide you with assistance on City regulations and processes and connect you with relevant resources. Contact the City for information related to:

  • City-owned property, if you are interested in locating the garden on a City lot
  • City regulations, such as zoning laws
  • City procedures, such as the Board of Zoning Appeals/City Planning Commission application and review process

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1. How can I contact other Community Gardens?
2. Where can I get help starting a Community Garden?
3. Who should I contact at the City about starting a Community Garden?
4. When should I contact the City about starting a Community Garden?
5. What questions do I need to think about when looking for a Community Garden site?
6. Should I have the site's soil tested?
7. How do I get water for my Community Garden?
8. What types of zoning regulations do I need to consider?
9. What else should I consider?
10. What are the steps for starting a Community Garden on City-owned property?
11. What are the steps for starting a Community Garden on privately owned property?
12. What costs are associated with starting a Community Garden?
13. How long will it take to get a Community Garden up and running?