REGISTRATION AND FEES
Priority is given to returning gardeners each new season. Prior to the start of the season (usually January or February), each household is allowed to request up to two (2) garden plots that were reserved the previous season. Requests for more than two plots will be filled based on availability. Once gardeners have had an opportunity to renew, registration is opened up to new gardeners and plots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
The rental fee for a single garden plot is $40. This fee is used for soil preparation, such as tilling, the addition of compost, water, garden improvements, and related items. Plots will be made available to waiting list gardeners if payment is not received.
The PCCC Community garden is organic. The use of artificial pesticides and/or fertilizers are not allowed in the garden plots.
If you choose not to use your garden plot, contact the church immediately so the plot may be reassigned to someone on the waiting list. If the garden is claimed by another gardener prior to the garden opening, your fee will be refunded. There will be NO refunds after the start of the gardening season.
The target date for opening is May 15 but due to weather & soil conditions, this may vary. Households will be notified when the garden plots are officially open.
Email will be the preferred method of communication to all households regarding dates, deadlines, events, updates, etc. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the community garden, you will likely get the quickest response via email.
GARBAGE & COMPOSTING
Separate receptacles will be provided for trash & recyclables. There are bins located to the east of the garden where organic material such as weeds should be placed. Please observe the differences so that additional sorting is not required.
WATER & HOSES
Water spigots and hoses are provided by the Church. One set of spray nozzles will be provided at the beginning of the season. If a nozzle breaks or malfunctions, do not discard but rather notify church and they will be replaced.