Eat Healthy

Gardening Toolkit

To help encourage healthy eating and increased physical activity, Shasta County Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch produced this Garden Toolkit through support from the Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Cal Fresh Program (formerly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Food Stamp Program).


The purpose of the Garden Toolkit is to encourage the development of community gardens and to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables among food stamp eligible Shasta County residents. This toolkit supports a number of local, state, and national initiatives. Available Downloads:

Organizing a Community Garden

The following contain tips to successfully organizing a community garden. Available Downloads:

Basic Steps to Starting a Garden

The following are basic steps to starting a garden. Available Downloads:

Gardening Tips

Nothing tastes as good as homegrown, fresh vegetables. Now that the weather is warmer, it is prime time to grow your own! Available Downloads:

Local Gardening Stories & Guidelines

Local garden stories and guidelines for gardening in Shasta County. Available Downloads:

How to Find & Request Donated Materials

How to find and request donated gardening materials in your area. Available Downloads:

Nutrition Information & Recipes

Nutrition information and recipes to help you take steps to a healthier you. Available Downloads:


Websites and other resources with gardening information. Available Downloads: