The cooperation of the IFCGA Garden members is vital to the success of our community gardens - it is through your efforts that the gardens become - and remain - beautiful and productive places! To ensure an understanding of garden policies and to fairly distribute maintenance and improvement tasks, each gardener must:
Attend the annual Garden Registration meeting in the spring. This will be scheduled within individual community gardens by the Garden Coordinators
New Gardeners must attend the required Quick & Dirty Guide to Organic Gardening class scheduled by your Garden Coordinators
Contribute a minimum of 8 hours per rented plot to community projects and routine garden maintenance , including at least 2 work parties.
Adhere to the IFCGA Gardeners' Code of Conduct and Garden Rules.
Maintain the common pathways that are adjacent to your garden plot.
Track your own completed volunteer hours in the notebook provided at each garden.
Participate at Fall Clean-up (to prepare community areas of the gardens for winter) in October (to be scheduled by your Garden Coordinators).
Plots are reserved in advance and $20.00 of the site fee will be credited only to those Gardeners-in-Good-Standing (GIGS) who have completed all of the membership requirements.
Gardeners who do not meet these requirements for two years will no longer be eligible to have a plot at the gardens.