Member Rules and Regulations
As a member, I agree to:
1. Complete an application form, maintenance guidelines waiver form, and pay the household membership– plot rental fee of $75 for one 15’ x 15’ private garden plot, $45 for one half plot, or $35 for one ADA plot.
2. Attend orientation meeting to register, review gardener policies, and pay plot fees. See our Google Calendar Here and join us for any meetings or gatherings and you get service hours!
3. Plant garden plot by June 1, maintain it with care, and put it to bed by October 31.
4. Pick only crops from my own plot and my allotted portion of crops from common area plots that I help maintain.
5. Take precaution when growing tall plants—like sunflowers and corn—they should NOT shade my neighbors’ plots when mature.
6. Contribute at least two service hours per month—a minimum of 12 hours a season— toward community gardening efforts. For example: maintaining pathways, sitting areas, and fence lines to keep the garden tidy; working in communal flower and herb beds; attending spring and fall environment days; or managing/overseeing the garden plots. One of the 12 hours must be worked with the composting crew. I will track the service hours online, and failure to work these hours will result in non-renewal of my plot or a fine of $80 to renew my plot the following year. Pick a Job for the season Here!
7. Share my skills and knowledge when appropriate situations arise.
8. Conserve water and remember to turn off the hoses.
As a good citizen and steward of the Rose Roots Community Garden, I pledge to:
9. Control weeds in my plot in order to avoid production of weed seeds.
10. Maintain healthy soil and environment by practicing organic methods of using compost, mulch, cover crops, and reducing tillage when possible.
11. Refrain from using non-organic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides (see organic guidelines).
12. Use natural materials in my garden, instead of plastics and other synthetics.
13. Refrain from planting genetically modified organisms (GMOs.)
14. Share excess food with neighbors, food pantries, and shelters. There is a refrigerator in the west barn where bi-weekly food bank pick ups occur. See signs for days of the week and times.
15. Control rapidly spreading plants such as mint, lemon balm, and cane fruits by planting them only in pots or in designated communal plots.
16. Keep trash and litter out of the gardens and disposed properly. We are a “Leave No Trace” environment.
17. Place only healthy organic material in the compost pile. Diseased plants should be disposed of properly.
18. Do everything in my power to keep the garden space safe, i.e. put tools away, roll up water hoses after use, and supervise young children.
19. Never smoke in the garden, as it can transmit the tobacco mosaic virus onto plants.
20. Be a responsible pet owner by keeping pets on leashes and out of the garden.
21. Be respectful of neighbors by walking or riding when possible. If driving, park in designated lot or overflow lot at Meiklejohn Elementary and avoid parking along Alkire Street or private driveway.
22. Refrain from using timers for watering personal plots.