Spring really is around the corner and now is the time to consider establishing a community garden in your association. A community garden is a shared space where residents gather to garden and grow food. They can range in size from one small raised bed to hundreds of square feet. Community gardens can create a place for connection and belonging, facilitate social activities, empower residents, encourage water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, beautify unused common area and increase values in a community. We've put together a checklist of 10 steps in starting a community garden in your community based on the article by Carolyn Zezima, Esq. which recently appeared in the Associated Housing Management Insider.