The long-term success of your garden depends on the people involved and the support and resources to keep it going. A wealth of skills, knowledge, and resources surround you–you just have to know what you’re seeking. Involving a diversity of community representatives early and at key points in your garden’s development will strengthen your efforts.
- Asset Mapping – Grow Your Network of Support – Share the work of your garden’s leadership by extending your support network.
- Asset Mapping – Community Connections – Use asset mapping as a tool for connecting with community resources.
How you choose to raise funds for your garden will depend on the amount of funds needed, the “people support” available to raise them, and the nature of your unique group and community. No matter what support you’re asking for, it’s essential to first know how to tell the story of your garden group and what you’re trying to accomplish.
- Garden Fundraising Tips
- Raising the Roots – Project Budgeting and Fundraising, from New England Grassroots Environment Fund
- Garden Grant Writing Tips, from Whole Kids Foundation & Food Corps
- Tips for Approaching Businesses
- Storytelling Resources, Charlie Nardozzi
Outreach & Events
Once you’ve thought about what your garden needs and who you want to reach, it’s time to consider how to you’re going to connect.