Wildlands Trust Community Garden

2019 Rules and Regulations

General Information:

  • Opening day will be on April 13th and all beds must be cleaned out by November 2nd.

  • The garden will be open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.

  • Keep the garden gate closed at all times.

  • Well-behaved children are welcome but must be closely supervised.

  • No pets allowed.

  • No smoking allowed anywhere on DDF premises.

  • Parking for gardeners is on the left side of the driveway across from the garden (near the exit).

Tending your plot:

  • We request that all members volunteer approx. 3 hours per season for general garden upkeep.

  • All gardeners are responsible for planting, weeding and harvesting their plots. Produce must be for personal use or donation.

  • Only organic gardening methods are allowed; application of herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizer must be OMRI certified.

  • Growing of cannabis or illegal substances is prohibited.

  • All plants must fit within your 8 x 4 raised bed. Do not allow crops to crawl or sprawl out of your plot

  • Harvest only from your plot.

  • Weeding the wood-chipped path around your plot is required to keep our community garden healthy.

  • Upkeep reminders will be issued if necessary; after 3 reminders you may lose gardening privileges.

  • If you will be away for a long period of time, please inform the garden coordinator and ensure that someone you trust will tend your plot in your absence.

  • Notify the garden coordinator if you are no longer able to tend your plot.

  • At the end of the season, each gardener must clear their plot of fencing, trellises, strings, labels, etc.

Facility Use:

  • Each bed is provided with automatic drip irrigation. This will be set and controlled by Wildlands Trust staff only. Please do not touch the irrigation controls or timer settings. If your bed is receiving too much or too little water, please let the garden coordinator know.

  • Additional watering may be done by the gardener. Watering cans are provided at the spigot.

  • Tools in the garden shed are available for your use, but must be returned to the shed and may not be taken from the premise.

  • Dispose of weeds and crops in designated compost bins. All trash should be taken with you.

  • If something breaks please let us know.

Wildlands Trust reserves the right to change or add to these rules as needed.

Your compliance with these regulations will help everyone to have an enjoyable and prosperous
   garden. Failure to comply will result in a loss of future gardening privileges.

Garden Coordinator:   Rachel Calderara   774-343-5121 x108   rcalderara@wildlandstrust.org