Regardless of type or size, each People's Garden must meet the same eligibility requirements.
Before adding your garden to the database, please review the three criteria listed below to ensure
your garden meets the eligibility requirements.
1. Benefits the Community: Gardens can benefit communities in many different ways, such as:
Creating spaces for leisure or recreation
Fostering pride through beautification
Providing a harvest to a local food bank,
Providing food or shelter for wildlife
Serving as a demonstration site to educate the public
and raise awareness of issues such as:
natural resource conservation, nutrition, healthy
eating, sustainable agriculture, forestry, etc
2. Is a Collaborative Effort:
The garden was created and/or is maintained by a
partnership of individuals, groups, organizations, state or federal agencies.
3. Incorporates Sustainable Practices: The garden must include practices that nurture, protect
or enhance natural resources, such as but not limited to:
Utilizing rain barrels for irrigation, or using water efficient irrigation systems
Composting, mulching, or use of cover crops
Planting native species
Encouraging beneficial insects