Rose Roots Community Garden Bylaws
April 6, 2021
To create a beautiful, organic community garden, orchard and collaborative environment that restores the bond between people, food and nature. We will work with each other and the land with integrity, courage and artistic thinking to create a better local-food system and a fertile, abundant world for the children who follow us, prioritizing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in all garden operations. We aim to provide fresh food to community organizations in need and education for our gardeners and community.
Everyone in the region participating in and benefiting from an equitable and ecologically sound food system, compassionate communities and rich experiences with nature.
Sustainability, Education, and Community Outreach
Any person regardless of race, creed, color, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or location of residence may become a member of the Rose Roots Community Garden by paying the per plot membership fee. The per plot membership fee will be determined by the Steering Committee, is non-refundable, and may be used at the discretion of the Steering Committee, to pay for supplies and services for the garden and orchard. Membership entitles each individual in the member household to participate as a gardener in private garden plots, shared garden plots and to make use of the composting facilities. Members also elect the officers, may themselves serve as officers, and may serve on the Steering Committee.
For the purpose of voting and petitioning in accordance with these Bylaws, each plot will count as one vote or as one petitioning member regardless of the number of individuals that work that plot. A non-voting Honorary Membership may be conferred, by vote of the membership, upon deserving garden members who no longer wish to garden or are otherwise unable to do so; but wish to participate in garden activities. Honorary Members shall not be required to pay membership fees and may not serve on the Steering Committee. Except where otherwise specified, the term “member” in these bylaws refers to the household and not to individuals within the household. Membership may be terminated at any time by notice from the member, by majority vote of the Steering Committee, or by petition from five or more members.
See our full Bylaws Here.