Organize a student site analysis.
How many hours of sunlight does it have daily? (needs 6-8 hrs.)
What is the proximity to an adequate water source? Where is the spigot?
Do soil tests detect adequate nutrients and/or potential heavy metal content?
Do underground utilities exist in this area?
Does area have an adequate surface area (Is it flat or sloped?)
Is there adequate accessibility for gardeners to work?
Will there be shade for classroom activities? What time of day?
How is area used now? Is it near a play area or other high traffic zone?
Is there adequate drainage? (Are there standing puddles?)
Determine how maintenance will be handled
Determine who will oversee this important area
Sign-up people who will participate
List particular tasks to be accomplished (clean-up, watering, weeding, harvesting, etc.)
Provide year-round schedule
Send reminders for work days
Provide appreciation for workers
Goal III: Implementation of Edible Garden Plan