What costs are associated with starting a Community Garden?

The costs will vary depending on the size of the site, materials and plants used, type of water access, and site plans. Contact OSU Extension at 216-429-8200 if you need help creating a budget. Consider what costs your garden might incur for:

  • Land rental
  • Liability insurance
  • Training
  • Printing and postage
  • Publications, educational materials
  • Soil testing
  • Soil and soil amendments (soil, compost, fertilizers)
  • Plants / seeds
  • Water (access, services)
  • Tools and equipment (shovels, wheelbarrow, rakes)
  • Storage (sheds, lock boxes, off site storage for large equipment)
  • Hardscaping (fencing, benches, raised beds, signs)                                                                                 

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1. How can I contact other Community Gardens?
2. Where can I get help starting a Community Garden?
3. Who should I contact at the City about starting a Community Garden?
4. When should I contact the City about starting a Community Garden?
5. What questions do I need to think about when looking for a Community Garden site?
6. Should I have the site's soil tested?
7. How do I get water for my Community Garden?
8. What types of zoning regulations do I need to consider?
9. What else should I consider?
10. What are the steps for starting a Community Garden on City-owned property?
11. What are the steps for starting a Community Garden on privately owned property?
12. What costs are associated with starting a Community Garden?
13. How long will it take to get a Community Garden up and running?