Printable PDF of rules: EBCG RULES & GUIDELINES
2018 East Brunswick Community Garden Rules and Guidelines
➢ I will pay a fee of $10 per plot 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. (There will be scheduled group
weeding days throughout the season).
➢ If my plot becomes unkempt, I understand I will be given two (2) weeks notice to clean it up. At that time, it will be
reassigned or tilled in.
➢ I will keep trash and litter out of the plot and garden, 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 $40.00.
➢ I will not bring pets into the garden.
➢ I will not smoke in the garden.
➢ I will pay $5 for lost or damaged plot marker.
➢ I will keep all vertical structure on my plot lower than 5’ (1.5m) and at least 8” (20cm) from the plot border. No metal
structures are allowed in the garden.
➢ I will have fun!
➢ The person responsible for the plot must be at least 18 years of age.
Parking - There are a few parking spots provided in front of the garden as designated by posted signs. If these are filled, there is additional parking in the municipal parking lots. DO NOT WALK THROUGH THE POLICE PARKING LOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
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.
The East Brunswick Community Garden is a project of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (Friends of EBEC), a 501c-3 nonprofit organization. Friendsebec.com
When finished weeding please put the weeds in the compost pile - back of the garden property (no plastic bags).
All sick plants, mint, sticks/old wood, wire/metal should be placed in the dumpster next to the compost pile.
Place all plastic (#1 or #2) and/or glass bottles in the yellow recycle bin.
to clean off the tools after using them and put them back in the shed.
We are a member only garden. Our garden is on township property...NO SMOKING...No Pets.
Preparing your plot.
You need to weed the mulch pathways near your plot of weeds. Make sure your plot is well kept. Unkempt plots for more than a 2 week period will be re-assigned or tilled in. If you’re going on vacation, having surgery etc., please notify the garden board so that arrangements can be made to rectify and assist you.
We have wheel barrows for your use. After its use, return them, turning them over, and placing them behind the shed at a distance of five feet on the mulch area.
If you use the tools in the shed please clean prior to returning them.
No plastic jugs, plastic bags left in your plot. They will be confiscated. - - - Dispose all bottles into recycling bin.
Dispose weeds, old plants in our compost area. - - - Empty mulch...peat...soil bags into trash bin.
Suggestion Box...Senior Center Donations.....A box is attached to the shed. Please make suggestions to improve our program
Also, a cooler, scale for weighing produce, book for jotting down your plot number so we can thank you for your effort.
Kiosk Information for you from Master Gardeners. Take some time to view this information.Shared Gardens
For all gardeners. When the time to pick is ready you all will be notified. Please don't take it upon yourself to pick the crops.
Anyone caught picking from another garden will automatically forfeit theirs.
Thank you – The East Brunswick Garden Board