GARDENING: A Guide for Community Gardens During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Community gardens offer many benefits — gardening knowledge, social bonding and, most importantly, the increased production and consumption of nutritious, fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Best Practices for Garden Visitors

If a community garden remains open to visitors beyond volunteers/maintenance crews, visitors should take additional precautions to allow safe enjoyment and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

-Do not visit the garden if you are feeling ill or showing signs of illness

-Wash/sanitize your hands before and after visiting the garden

-Follow all new and existing garden policies

-Maintain physical distancing (6 feet between individuals)

-Limit interactions and time spent in the garden

-Minimize contact with surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, gates, latches, railings)

-Wash your hands and any produce you bring home to reduce contamination

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