Allocation of plots
- Gardeners first apply to become a member of the Society (member fee = $5.00).
- Members then pay rental fee for rental of the plot (rental fee = $10.00).
- The common ground (found along the edges and pathways) is managed for the good of all gardeners.
- Gardeners are asked to use these spaces with respect, participate and maintain the upkeep of the garden.
- The Board of Directors hopes that conversation and social interaction over the garden season will lead to genuine friendships, and informal cooperation.
- To help this process along, the Board has established a set of guidelines which are instituted to promote pleasant gardening based on mutual respect.
- A pleasant atmosphere is essential in order to practice any recreational activity.
- One of the strengths of the Garden is that it brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds.
- The garden is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
- Bathrooms are available.
- Vehicles can be parked in the designated locations.
- Pets are not allowed in the Garden.
- Family members are welcome at the garden site. Young children must be supervised so they do not disturb other plots or go near the dugout.
- Gardeners are asked to keep their garden plots clean and weed-free.
- Synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers are prohibited in the garden.
- In the case of a prolonged absence (vacation, sickness, etc.), gardeners must ensure that a replacement (member or non-member) takes care of their garden plot.
- The maintenance of common space within the garden is the mutual responsibility of all gardeners. The entire area must be kept free of any weeds, plant overgrowth, or debris
- All non-vegetative garbage should be disposed of in the garbage cans on site.
- Weeds should be bagged and taken away. All other plant material can be placed in the compost area.
Planting, Sowing and Harvesting
- Sowing must be completed by the first weekend in June.
- Gardeners must ensure that sprawling or tall crops do not interfere with other gardener’s plots.
- For security reasons, everyone must be able to see and be seen at all times in the Garden. For this reason, stakes, trellis and other fastening materials must not exceed 5 feet in height.
- No perennial plants can be left in the Garden over the winter other than in the common area or designated perennial Garden.
- A person who gathers from a garden plot that is not their own and without the owner’s permission could have their plot revoked and lose gardening privileges.
- Gardeners must have gardens cleaned up by the end of October