● This is a community garden. Other gardeners are our neighbors. There should be no harassment, threats, verbal abuse or acts of violence by any person against any other person. Such acts should be reported to the Community Garden Steering Committee.
● Visitors are welcome when the gate is open, but not allowed to take produce unless received permission from the gardener.
● Pets must be restrained on leashes and are allowed on paths only. Gardeners must clean up after their pet.
● No kitchen scraps can be added to the compost or tilled into garden plots due to problems with rodents.
● Temporary structures should not shade a neighbor’s plot without approval of that neighbor.
● Gardeners must maintain and clean cooperative tools after using them. Tools cannot be borrowed for off-site use. Tools broken through negligence or misuse must be replaced by the negligent person.
● Gardeners or gardening partners listed on the contract agreement are required to work an average of one hour per month for the maintenance and development of the common areas of the garden. Each year two of the hours worked need to be specifically for maintenance of the compost effort.
● The Steering Committee may choose to track volunteer hours yearly (12 hours every year), or in 6 month intervals (6 hours every 6 months), and specify this time period in the yearly contract.
● Attendance and participation in one community garden work day every six months (twice a year) is required, unless approved in advance by the Steering Committee.
● Volunteer hours are required to be logged on the form provided in the tool shed.
● Payment in lieu of volunteer hours if approved in advance by the Steering Committee will be billed at $25/hour. Failure to work volunteer hours could result in forfeiting your garden plot.
● Work Days will be organized approximately 6 times per year.
● A one time non-refundable deposit of $10.00 is required for new gardeners.
Please email [email protected] to get put on the waiting list.
We keep the gate locked for security purposes, but everyone is welcome to tour the garden when the gate is open.
Please don’t walk in any of the plots or harvest any of the produce, unless you first receive permission from a gardener. If the gate is open, find a gardener and ask them about the garden including asking for a tour. If they are busy or pressed for time, they may not be able to provide a tour.
A community garden is a public space where individuals have the opportunity to rent a plot of land for a year long lease in order to grow their own vegetables, fruits, perennials or non-invasive plants of choice. This will provide an opportunity for local residents to garden in a social setting, share tools, resources, common area responsibilities, as well as organize social activities that will strengthen our neighborhood identity and build a greater sense of community.