Our blog is a collection of our voices, our passions, our projects and what we believe.

  •  WE QUESTION
  •  WE COLLABORATE
  •  WE CREATE

Want to create a community garden?

11-0105-Community-Garden

Laurel Harrington, Christner’s Director of Landscape Architecture, in conjunction with her colleague Laurie Harmon from George Mason University, wrote a handbook to guide the creation of community gardens for the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).  Geared towards park and recreation agencies, the handbook is a step-by-step guide to create a grassroots community garden – from planning and fundraising through implementation.  Emphasis is placed on long-term project viability through thoughtful planning and stakeholder involvement, as well as the health, community and recreational benefits of community gardens.

You can download the guide from NRPA’s website.