Handy links community gardening resources. Advice on setting up and running a community garden, along with some ideas for activities.

Setting up and running a community garden

Big Lunch
Advice on setting up a community garden plus links to other resources.

The Big Dig
If urban food growing is your thing then take a look. The Big Dig has some handy guides to cash-handling if you want to try a box-scheme or business.

Community Green Spaces (pdf)
A hand-out on community green spaces from the Big Lunch Extras team.

Edible Bus Stops
This organisation is helping communities create a network of ‘urban village’ greens.

Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens
Advice on just about every aspect of community gardening.

Fields in Trust tookit
Has a great online toolkit about managing green spaces, covering everything from planning to funding.

Incredible Edible Somerset
A guide to accessing land and community organising for food system change in Somerset.

Finding land for growing
Links to help you to look for and lease suitable land

Our growing community pack
A free, downloadable toolkit with lots of practical advice on setting up your own community garden. From Greenspace Scotland.

Tips for Incredible Edible activists
Useful tips for community gardeners from Incredible Edible Todmorden.

Ideas for community gardening activities

60 things to do in your garden or allotment
A fabulous downloadable guide from Eden Project. Inspiration for things to do in your community garden.

Seeds, soup & sarnies
This website, run by the Eden Project, has great activity ideas for community gardens.