Secaucus Community Gardens

 

2019 COMMUNITY GARDEN SEASON: MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES AND RULES

  • If I must abandon my plot for any reason, or if I can no longer care for my plot, I will notify Lynn at .
  • Official garden season is from May 15 thru November 30. I will plant something in my plot by June 1st, 2019. If not, my plot will be considered forfeited and given to the next person on the waiting list.
  • Each gardener is solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their garden plot. Watering, weeding, harvesting and any other garden related maintenance are all the responsibility of the gardener.
  • I will not leave my plot unmaintained. If my plot becomes unkempt, I understand that it may result in forfeiture of the plot.

 

  • The application of herbicides (weed killers), pesticides or chemical fertilizers to the garden plots is prohibited.
  • I will keep my plot, surrounding areas, and pathways clean and neat. I will keep trash out of my plot and respect neighboring plots.
  • Do not bring pets to the garden. Children are welcome in the garden but must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times.
  • Do not plant illegal or poisonous plants.
  • Gardening hours are from dawn to dusk.
  • I will be respectful of other gardeners. I will not plant sprawling or tall crops that might interfere or shade other plots. I will harvest ONLY from my assigned plot unless given permission by the plot owner.
  • I will remove any diseased, rotten, infected plants or weeds immediately so as not to affect other gardener’s plants.
  • Place all weeds, plant residue, and organic waste in designated compost areas only.
  • Discard trash and litter in waste containers.
  • I am physically sound and suffering from no condition or illness that prevents my participation in the community gardening program. I understand that gardening is at my own risk. The Town of Secaucus is not responsible for damages or injuries.
  • At the end of the growing season, gardeners are responsible for clearing their plot of all plant material and leaving the plot as they found it in the spring. We request all plots to be cleaned out by Thanksgiving weekend.
  • I will make every effort to follow all gardeners’ guidelines rules and regulations.

 

By signing below, I agree I have read and understand the Membership Responsibility Rules and Regulations and plan to abide by all the garden guidelines.