Many cities in the region have initiated community garden schemes for cultivators. These provide security of tenure as well as increasing production through year-round cropping instead of seasonal-only production. Community gardens offer one possible solution to many of the challenges resulting from extensive cultivation practices that threaten wetlands, watercourses and open spaces. In conjunction with the City of Harare and other groups, it is proposed to establish three community gardens in the city that will act as models and training centres for other cultivators. Site development costs will cover basic infrastructure development (eg container storeroom/office; security; irrigation, tables, chairs) while operating expenses will be funded by the cultivators.