The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) Community Garden Program approves our community garden permit with approval from PARD Planning, PARD Maintenance, and PARD Forestry.
The PARD permit approval is arguably single the biggest step since it is the both the landowner and City’s approval and parameters/guidelines to move forward.
The Sustainable Food Center (SFC) agreed to be our fiscal sponsor under these Sponsored Community Garden Responsibilities
- Elect and maintain a garden leader or leadership team who will manage the garden
Designate a garden liaison who will be responsible for all communication with SFC
Draft garden guidelines within the requirements of the landowner and maintain compliance at all times
Collect plot rental or membership fees for SFC sufficient enough to cover all utility costs
Generate revenue for garden operations
Take responsibility for gardener recruitment and participation
Employ water conservation strategies at the garden
Post protocol in the case of a water leak (including location of water cut-off valve and contact information for a garden leader and SFC staff)
Make ongoing efforts to ensure that the garden is welcoming and inclusive to a diverse population.
Welcome to the Lamplight Community Garden webpage where you can find information about the upcoming garden