The Agreement

Once you have met your match and decided that you want to work together, we strongly suggest that you do the following:

Draft a written agreement that stipulates the terms and conditions of your partnership, sign it, and each keep a copy.

The Agreement could include such things as:

  • – The size of the garden
  • – A crop plan (nothing too technical– just a list of the vegetables that will be grown, maybe some details about the quantities and varieties)
  • – A list of the tools, materials, inputs, and implements that will be required
  • – An estimated budget
  • – A plan for how the produce will be shared throughout the season
  • – Any ‘add-ons’ to the basic garden-sharing model (i.e. construction projects, knowledge sharing, etc…)


You can revise the agreement at any point throughout the growing season. Being gardeners ourselves, we know that things don’t always go according to plan. Conditions change and being able to adapt is crucial. But it is very helpful to have something written down that you can refer back to and revise as needed.