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GARDEN GUIDELINES & RULES
I will pay a fee of $10 to help cover garden expenses.
I will have something planted in the garden by June 1st and keep it planted all summer long.
If I must abandon my plot for any reason, I will notify the garden leadership within two (2) weeks (at [email protected]).
I will keep weeds at a minimum and maintain the areas immediately surrounding my plot, if any. (There will be scheduled group weeding days once a month).
If my plot becomes unkempt, I understand I will be given two (2) week's notice to clean it up. At that time, it will be re-assigned or tilled in.
I will keep trash and litter out of the plot, as well as from adjacent pathways and fences.
I will use trash receptacles for trash and yellow recycling bins for recycling materials.
I will dispose of all organic (plant) matter in the compost bins and non-organics in the garbage cans.
I will participate in the spring and fall cleanup of the garden.
I will pick only my own crops unless given permission by another plot user.
Ripened produce, unless harvested, will be picked by the garden board and donated after notification.
I will use only community garden board approved fertilizers, pesticides or weed repellents.
I agree to volunteer four (4) hours during the season toward community gardening efforts or participate in the community service buyout for $20.00*.
I will not bring pets into the garden.
I will not smoke in the garden.
I will ensure that the person responsible for the plot is at least 18 years of age.
Parking for gardeners and their guests is permitted in the municipal parking lots. DO NOT WALK THROUGH THE POLICE PARKING LOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Handicapped Parking is available on the graveled area on the Rues Lane side of the garden. There is an adjacent area for drop off of garden supplies only.
I understand that neither the garden group nor owners of the land are responsible for my actions. I THEREFORE AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS THE GARDEN GROUP AND OWNERS OF THE LAND FOR ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGE, LOSS OR CLAIM THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE GARDEN BY ME OR ANY OF MY GUESTS
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I understand that failure to comply with these rules will result in forfeiture of my plot after a two (2) week notification
*You can choose to join a committee and complete your 4 hours of community service time through committee work or Weeding Wednesdays. Hours must be reported to a garden board member. It is the responsibility of the gardener to make sure that hours have been reported.
You may choose to participate in the community service buy out by paying a $20.00 additional fee. Your buy-out will count for your 4 hours of time.
Gardeners who choose to not participate in their 4 hours of community service time during the season and who do not participate in the buy-out before June 1st, will not have an opportunity to re-register for a plot next season without fulfilling this obligation.