Membership Types

We have a variety of membership types to suit a variety of individuals and families in the community. All members are required to register, pay dues* and attend an orientation. Once these steps are complete, you receive a key to access the garden whenever you’d like.

 
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General Member

Membership without a private plot has an annual fee of $15 and required to join a team to help maintain the garden. There are a variety of teams available including several that are suitable for people who are not able to do physical labor.


Enjoy the lawn

These memberships cost $50 annually and have no team or work requirements. Please note that this membership does not allow composting.

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Hardcore composter

These memberships cost $100 annually and have no team/work requirements. Drop off your food scraps year round, at a time that's convenient for you! Only 5 of these are available, so grab yours while you can.


General membership + Plot**

Membership with a private plot has an annual fee of $45 and required to join the watering team and a team of their choosing. There are a variety of teams available including several that are suitable for people who are not able to do physical labor.

**There is currently a waiting list for plots, you can join the waiting list on the membership form.

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Members must be at least 16 years old, and all members under 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to participate in the garden. General and private plot members have the right to vote; access to communal tools; and the ability to plant and harvest within communal areas. (Communal areas include communal plots and around the perimeter of the garden on the fence line. ) All members are responsible for complying with garden rules.

 

Membership Teams

General members and those with a private plot are both required to join a team to help facilitate the day-to-day needs of the garden. Teams are diverse in their initiatives as a way to encourage members to find a place that suits them. Teams members are first accountable to each other and agree on a leader to be the representative of the team. The team leader is responsible for organizing team members to complete the team’s tasks, spearheading new initiatives, and helping to resolve disputes before going to the admin team and/or mediation committee.

 

Community beds

Responsible for planning and maintaining the community beds.

Compost

Responsible for maintaining and educating members about compost.

Events

Responsible for organizing garden events and helping other members run events. Each event team member commits to creating at least one event during the season (with support from the team).

 

Groundskeeping

Responsible for general garden upkeep like weeding, pruning, mowing the lawn, sweeping the sidewalk etc.

Open HOurs

Responsible for opening the garden, putting out the sign, welcoming community members and telling them about the garden.

Uprooting racism

Responsible for introducing ideas and organizing events to facilitate work against racism (and other forms of oppression).

 

Watering

Responsible for regularly watering the grass, community beds, and filling the water tanks.

Admin Team

Elected by general and pot holding members at the beginning of the season, these individuals help the garden run smoothly.

This team consists of 2 lead organizers, 1 treasurer, 2 communications leads, and 1 community organizer.

Mediation committee

Elected by general and plot holding members at the beginning of the season, these individuals help us solve problems!

The team consists of three people, plus an alternate, to remain impartial to any issues.

 

Ready to join us?

Steps to becoming a members

  1. Review our bylaws.

  2. Complete the membership form.

  3. Pay your membership dues either via paypal or at your orientation.*

  4. Attend an orientation and receive orientation packet. Orientations are held Saturdays 9am-11am.

  5. Receive your garden key!

 
 

* Any member who is on a fixed income or experiencing financial hardship may request to have the membership fee reduced or waived. This request must be made in writing for record-keeping purposes, either in hard copy to the admin team or by notating on the registration form in the “notes” section.