Door to Door
Going Door to Door
If you want your garden to be accepted by the community, you
need to take the time to go door to door to chat with any residents
who live within direct line of site of the proposed
Feel a bit nervous about doing that? That's natural! To help
you out, we've prepared a sample script to kick off those
"Hello, my name is ____________ (first name) and this
is __________ (first name). We live here in
______________(name of neighborhood) and we wanted to let you know
about an exciting opportunity coming to our neighbourhood. Is
this a convenient time?"
OK, I understand. When would be a better time for us to
We're excited to tell you that a group from the neighborhood is
together to start a community garden. We are working with
______________ (name of neighborhood) community association.
Everyone is welcome to be part of the community garden. We
are hoping it will become a place where people in our neighbourhood
like to visit whether they wish to garden or not!
Right now we are consulting community residents to let
know:_________________________ (Mention what stage you're at in the
process, what support you're looking for etc.)
Would you like a copy of some information about the community
garden so far? (Hand out fact sheet or flier with meeting
Would you like to be part of getting the garden started or to
learn more about it? We are keeping in touch by
___________________(email / phone / social media/ Internet group /
blog / texting). Here are the details.
Our next meeting is at __________________ (date, time and
Thanks for your time. It's been great talking with you!