Community gardening can have a tremendous positive impact on food access, community vitality, local economies, and environmental conditions in local communities. Individuals, households, organizations, communities, and local governments all play a role in the success of these gardening efforts. Laws and policies supporting local gardening can create a community framework supporting the success of these efforts. This guide provides a road map for how local laws and policies can impact local gardening efforts, recognizing that each community will need to assess how the specific local and legal context of their community impacts specific gardening efforts.