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Informational Signage

Informational Signage

On-site communication can enhance participation and support the goals of your workplace garden project. Physical features to add community and educational value for employees and other participants include:

Bulletin board:

Best placed in an easily viewed and accessed area of the garden. Protect with a weather-proof case or under a shelter. Use for posting printed garden education materials such as tip sheets and guides, employee participation guidelines, event and activity announcements, seed packets, lost & found, recipes, etc. Effective locations are entrances, shed doors, water spigot, compost bins, demonstration or donation garden plots.

Marker board:

Best placed in an easily viewed and accessed area of the garden, such as a shed door. Protect under a shelter. Good for gardener-to-gardener and/ or garden educator communication, posting announcements or questions, requesting or offering expertise or assistance, and general communication. Good for posting veggie swaps, tallying donations, tracking growth, introducing new gardeners, etc.

Garden Entrance Signage:

  • Position to identify and invite people into the garden. Aim for good visibility while not blocking access to mowers or machinery.
  • Signage should be attractive and reflect the character of the garden project. Include the name and/or purpose of the garden (e.g., Working and Learning Garden, Community Giving Garden) and mission statement, if applicable. 
  • Signage should be readable from a distance.
  • Sign material should be as weather-proof as possible, made with durable materials and mounted on a sturdy post at eye level.

Educational Signage:

Depending on how your garden is set up, it may be useful to have educational signage. Suggestions include:

  • Adjacent to the compost system, signage to instruct employees on composting procedures, i.e., what can be composted, when and how to turn piles or transfer bins.
  • In community giving plots, to remind employees about maintenance, harvest, and donation systems.
  • In shared or team plots, to identify crops planted and other relevant information.
  • At the garden gate with instructions or warnings for using electric fencing, water pumps, or other mechanical systems, if present.

 


 

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