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.


Plot holder*

Membership without 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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EnjoyLawn

Enjoy the lawn

These memberships cost $50 annually and have no team or work requirements. Please note that this membership does not allow composting. Only 10 available!


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.

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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 to encourage members to find a place that suits them. Teams members are first accountable to each other and are to 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 maintaining the community beds, opening the garden, putting out sign, welcoming community.

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 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 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 pot 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. Fill out the membership form.

  2. Pay your membership dues either via paypal or at your orientation.

  3. Attend an orientation. Orientations are held Saturdays 9am-11am.

  4. Receive your garden key and orientation packet.