I work for a municipality where many groups are interested in creating community gardens.
Community gardening has many benefits.
At the same time, in many cases these gardens are created on land owned by a municipality which is vacant. Sometimes this land may be eventually sold and redeveloped.
So the situation arises where the municipality agrees with the use of the land temporarily for a community garden, but for understandable reasons it needs to manage/regulate the use of the land for gardens effectively.
Do Cyburbia members know of rules by which the municipality can manage/regulate the use of this land? Such rules could be worked into a standard lease agreement with the gardener to ensure successful use of the land as long as it is used as a community garden. "User rules" might include, for example, provisions for renewing/cancelling leases, no corner lot gardens, water source rules, registration of a responsible party, etc.
Please share your ideas/examples of useful documents regarding this topic.