FSNE Garden Plan
(For use by University of Maryland Extension)
FSNE Garden Plan
Who is your target audience?
How many people will use the garden?
Select the individuals helping to support the garden at this site:
Other authority figures at the site
Who will be in charge of:
How will the produce grown in the garden be used? (Select all that apply)
Harvested and shared with families
What type of garden will be planted?
What do you plan to grow?
Which months will gardening take place?
In what ways will the garden be used to build PSE's at the site? (Select all that apply)
Showcased during Farm to School events
Produce used in the cafeteria when there is an abundance
Other classes and groups will use the garden as an outdoor classroom
Excess food donated to a food bank or food pantry
Produce will be sold as a school fundraiser
Adults will work in the garden as part of Worksite Wellness or parent education?
Have you reviewed the
FSNE Garden Planning Checklist
Please answer yes or no to the following questions:
If planting a raised bed or in-ground garden, has a soil test been completed and are the lead levels with a safe range (400ppm or less)?
I am not planting a raised bed or in-ground garden.
The soil was tested previously this year
Is the garden located at least 4 feet from all buildings and away from potential contamination sources?
Is the garden located on level ground?
Are you using materials that are safe for gardens? (Do not use treated lumber, buckets that are not food-grade, tires, railroad ties, pallets, etc.)
Is the water source potable?
Have you trained collaborators and participants on safety practices in the garden? (If no, a safety training will need to be scheduled.)
Select all materials needed for the garden. Do not include prices.
Soil and Seeds
Bagged garden soil
Bagged potting mix
Bagged compost (no animal manures!)
Garden Hand Tools
Long Handed Tools
Misc. watering tools and devices
Boxes and Beds
Salad boxes, supplies for building (untreated lumber or cedar, screws, staples, nails, screen, wire netting)
Salad tables, supplies for building (untreated lumber or cedar, screws, staples, nails, screen, wire netting)
Raised beds, supplies for building (untreated lumber or cedar, screws, brackets, nails)
Raised bed kits
Protection Against Pests
Wildlife or bird netting
T-posts or U-posts for temporary wildlife fencing
Wire for temporary fencing (no permanent fences allowed)
Floating row cover
Misc. Garden Supplies (Note: no permanent sheds or structures)
Plastic bins for storage
Please submit this form only if you are a University of Maryland Extension SNAP-Ed Educator.