Start a Community Garden

Look here from information on how to start a garden in your community. If you're in Mendocino County and you're looking for help, contact us!

The following Start-up up guides have been created to help you create a sustainable community garden.  Special thanks to the Common Ground Garden Program at UC Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles for their work. Also, contact the Gardens Project for local resources, models, and garden contracts, here.

Download the Start-up Guides in English and Spanish below.

Community Garden Start-up Guide (English)

Guia Para Empezar un Jardín Comunitario

Start a School Garden

If you're in the Mendocino County area and you're interested in starting up a school or pre-school garden, contact us at 707-462-1955

The California School Garden Network (CSGN) has created a wonderful, free resource and guide to start develop and sustain a school garden:  Gardens for Learning - Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden.

To view the guide, download the guide, or order a free copy, visit the CSGN here.


Start a Victory Garden

In 2009, the Mendocino County Master Gardeners organized a three part series on "Creating Your Own Victory Garden" that was open to the general public.  The three classes took participants through planning, planting, and harvesting their own garden.

Click here to go to the UCCE Victory Garden webpage and view their upcoming classes.