1. Each gardener is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their garden plot.
Watering, weeding, harvesting and any other garden related maintenance are all the responsibility of the gardener. Gardeners may arrange for other gardeners to water their plots, but harvesting may only be performed by the gardener assigned to the plot.
2. Tools will be made available for use during the regularly scheduled work time each week.
A limited number of tools, hoses and watering equipment will be available in the community garden storage area for use during non-scheduled work times. Regularly scheduled work times will be posted on the garden bulletin board.
3. Access to the Garden is granted only with a valid Facility ID card in good standing with the Garden Committee, per these rules.
Gardeners are responsible for bringing their Facility ID card each time they work in the garden. The Garden door locks automatically and any entry or exit requires swiping your ID card.
4. Interns are welcome in the garden but must be accompanied by a Staff Member and must be supervised at all times.
5. Each gardener must complete a Release of all Claims form before any work in the garden can begin.
6. Garden plots should be cared for at least once a week.
It is the gardener’s responsibility to notify the coordinator if he, she or it is not able to care for their plot in any given week. If any plot remains unattended for more than three weeks that plot is subject to reassignment.
Prohibited herbicides include, but are not limited to:
Gardeners are responsible for getting authorization to apply herbicide from the Coordinator.
8. Assignment of garden plots will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of 2 adjoining plots per participating Staff Member.
9. Gardeners may harvest vegetables and flowers from their garden only.
10. At the end of the growing season, gardeners are responsible for clearing their plot of all plant material and leaving the plot as they found it in the spring.
11. Plants are restricted to assigned plots.
If invasive growth is reported, the responsible gardener will be notified. Upon notification, the gardener will have one week to remove the invasive growth or face termination of garden privileges.
12. Hazardous plants are allowed, but must be registered with the Botany department. The Gardener is responsible for any damages incurred by their plants.
13. Attempts to exploit loopholes or otherwise subvert the spirit of these rules is prohibited.
14. The Committee reserves the right to change the rules without notice.
15. The Gardener hereby releases the Garden, the Committee, and the Botany and Xenobotany departments from any legal responsibility re: damages, injury, or other harm to person or property, and agrees to hold these parties harmless.
By using the Garden you agree to the above rules.
Violation of these rules will result in immediate termination of Garden privileges. You may appeal a termination at most once by contacting the Coordinator.