Family Gardens How To Guide

How to Use This Guide

This guide includes two parts:

  1. A downloadable Family Gardens guide that can be used independently, and includes additional resources
  2. An interactive website to develop your community’s own Family Gardens guide

Both of these guides are written as a series of how-to steps to aid in planning, implementing, and evaluating Family Gardens. These guides are designed for the CAB and partners to complete.

Download the example Family Gardens guide first, then use it to help you through the interactive website.

Examples are included throughout these guides, but feel free to revise the examples, or completely change them, to best fit your needs - you know your community best! 

The Family Gardens guide contains four sections:

Section 1: Family Gardens Visioning Worksheet
Section 2: Identify Leadership and Community Partners
Section 3: Preparing for the Family Gardens
Section 4: Planning for Continued Success and Sustainability