What do I need to start a plot?

Regardless of whether you choose to start your own site or join an existing garden, the most important thing you need to get started is your will and energy! Materials needed for a new site include:

  • Compost
  • Irrigation equipment
  • Mulch
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Soil
  • Tools
  • Your energy

Materials needed to join an existing garden:

  • Compost or Soil
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Tools (optional, many have shared tools)
  • Your energy

It’s important to note that some organizations provide resource sharing, so you might not need to buy everything on your own.

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1. What is urban agriculture?
2. Where can I garden in San Francisco?
3. How do I get a plot at an existing garden?
4. How do I start my own garden or urban farm?
5. What do I need to start a plot?
6. How much does it cost?
7. What can I grow in San Francisco?
8. What if I want to get involved in the food system and garden?
9. What is food justice and food security?