When can I apply for a garden plot?
Requests for plots are accepted throughout the year. Garden plots are assigned in the spring.
How big is a garden plot?
Plots are approximately 100 square feet in size.
Is there a waiting list to obtain a garden plot?
Yes, there is a waiting list. The length of the list varies over the course of the year. Plots are assigned in request date order. Depending on the length of the waiting list and the application date, gardeners may have to wait until the following year to receive a plot.
How much does a garden plot cost?
Plot fees are determined on a sliding scale based on household income and number of occupants within the household. For 2019, the plot fees range from $15 to $25 per plot, per year.
How do I apply for a garden plot?
To request a plot, e-mail your name, telephone number, and snail-mail address to the registrar. When a plot becomes available we will send out the registration materials. Once the completed registration materials and plot fee are received prospective gardeners are asked to participate in a brief garden orientation session. Plots are assigned after the orientation session is completed.
What happens after I am assigned a plot?
Start gardening! In order to stay in good standing and retain the plot for the following year, gardeners must follow the garden rules and contribute 6 work hours per year if they have a single plot or 9 work hours per year if they have two plots. Gardeners may also attend committee meetings - minutes can be found in the Documentation page. The dates of work days, social events, and committee meetings are listed in the Calendar of Events page.
What if I can’t attend the work days?
Gardeners who can’t attend the work days may work on their own and then report their hours to the timekeeper. Please contact the garden coordinator to find out what types of tasks need to be completed.