Raised Beds and Containers for Community Gardens

Author(s): Patti Nagai

Above-ground gardening offers access and ease for community gardeners of all ages and abilities. This publication highlights key considerations and offers tips for gardening in raised beds and containers. Topics covered include raised bed construction, container selection, donated materials, soil, planting, and irrigation (8 pages; 2014).

Raised Beds and Containers for Community Gardens is part of People+Plants: How to Grow a Community Garden, a multimedia series on how to build, maintain, and make the most of community gardens.

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Site Considerations (10-minute video)

Raised Bed and Container Gardening (7-minute video)

Planting Techniques (2-minute video)

Safe Harvest (2-minute video)

University of Wisconsin-Extension