Garden Leader Resources

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Connect with fellow DUG Garden Leaders, get support and advice, and make it simple to connect with your community gardeners in one place.

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Garden leaders are highly encouraged to take DUG’s online Garden Leader Training course, which explains DUG’s expectations of community gardens, highlights resources available to garden leaders and gardeners, and provides tried and true tips for effective garden management.

This self-guided training is designed for:
  • new community and school Garden Leaders
  • existing Garden Leaders who want to brush up on the resources that DUG provides
  • any Garden Leaders desiring a better understanding of DUG policies
Please note: Garden Leaders at school-based community gardens must read the important material regarding background checks.
Access the Garden Leader Training Course

After you have completed the course, please join DUG staff for a Garden Leader Q&A session via Zoom.

RSVP required.

The 2021 Garden Leader Q&A dates are:

Tuesday, April 6th  | 5-6pm

Wednesday, May 5th | 5-6pm

RSVP for a Garden Leader Q&A Session

Resources for DUG Garden Leaders

In order to start the garden season smoothly, we’ve compiled an essential, need-to-know guide for your convenience, the 2021 Resources and Helpful Things to Know. It includes information about:

  • Plot applications & waivers
  • Ordering compost
  • Water, including approximate turn on and off timelines and what to do in the event of a water system break
  • How to request a Master Community Gardener presentation
  • Mulch and straw resources

Please review this prior to contacting the DUG office. Odds are this document has the information you need! Additionally, the links below provide information and resources for effective community garden management.

How to:

Policies and Troubleshooting:

Helpful Tools: