GARDENER AUTHORIZATION & RESPONSIBILITIES
The following guidelines outline the management of the community garden and its site property. These guidelines
have been established by the City of Woodstock and are provided to the gardener as a basis for a use agreement
between the two parties. In turn, the City of Woodstock provides gardeners with the authority and permission to
use the garden site. We, as a community, have a responsibility to keep our community garden managed
effectively. The community garden is a privilege, and everything works more smoothly when people are involved
in its overall upkeep. Please also remember to treat your fellow gardeners as you would like to be treated.
With your signature below, you acknowledge as a participating gardener, responsibility for the following:
1. Participating in tasks such as weeding common areas, caring for community plantings and areas, caring for
gardening tools, etc.
2. Submitting dues for the 2020 gardening season for each plot. These plot fees cover a range of services
including water, compost, and general garden maintenance.
3. If for any reason you find you cannot care for your garden, you are required to notify the Community Garden
Committee and make arrangements with other gardeners to water and maintain your plot during your
absence. If a garden appears neglected/abandoned (not watered and/or overrun with weeds), you will be
given ten (10) days’ notice to maintain your plot. After this time your plot will be re-assigned.
4. The City of Woodstock requires water restrictions and conservation measures be followed. A gardener MUST
remain on the premises while his/her garden is being watered. The garden cannot allow excess water to drain
onto the street or adjacent property.
5. The maintenance of common areas and furnishings, fencing, trees, trash receptacles, compost bins, street and
alley right-of-way, and water lines are the shared responsibility of all gardeners.
6. Gardeners must have their plot planted by July 1
, or the plot will be forfeited and reassigned.
7. Each gardener is responsible for clearing and tilling his/her plots before the close of the season. All dead
plants, weeds, trash, tools, sticks and cages are to be removed or stored by November 1 each year.
8. Garden Committee shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, religion,
marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or military status in
its garden membership and the administration of its programs.
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