• Sale of garden produce
• Sampling of produce from other gardeners’ plots without express
• Application of agricultural chemicals including fertilizer, pesticides,
insecticides, or herbicides in a manner that is not consistent with label
instructions or with Florida law
• Installation of permanent structures at garden sites
• Expansion of the garden without explicit County approval
• Illegal activities
4. Annual Report and Listing on County Websites
The garden group shall submit a brief annual update each year by February 1st that reports the
number of participants, how the produce was used and any special educational or other activities held
at the garden. Photos are invited. A sample one page form is available on the website, but creativity is
encouraged. The garden pictures or updates may be listed on County websites.
5. Termination of the Garden
• The County reserves the right to revoke permission to individuals or groups to garden on a
County site based on observations of poor maintenance or the inability of the garden group to
meet the standards set forth here.
• If the group decides to no longer maintain the garden, the primary contact should immediately
notify the County. The gardeners will be responsible for restoring the garden to a vegetated
and stabilized condition with non-invasive, non-exotic plants.
• The County reserves the right to end use of the property for gardening due to unforeseen
reasons. In such a case, the County would provide notice as far in advance as possible and
would attempt to suggest an alternative location.
• If the number of gardeners/plot holders falls below specied threshold for a period of 30 days,
the County has the right to revoke the usage of the land.
ITEM 8. GARDEN LEADERSHIP
Although each member of a community garden is responsible for the construction and proper main-
tenance of the garden, the leadership of Garden Organizers is also necessary. In addition to overall
coordination of garden activities, the Organizers serve as the point of contact between the County
and the gardener, with the Garden Organizer serving as the primary contact and the Assistant Garden
Organizer as an alternate to ll in when the Garden Organizer is not available.
The Garden Organizer and Assistant Garden Organizer are in charge of the following duties (this
does not preclude delegating some duties to other garden club members):
• Acting as a liaison to the County and to the public
• Informing all participating gardeners of the Garden Rules and Operating Procedures as
outlined in Item 7
• Abiding by and enforcing the Garden Rules and Operating Procedures
• Ensuring that all gardeners have signed the gardener pledge and Special Use Permit
• Assigning garden plots as needed
• Maintaining up-to-date roster of participating gardeners and a waiting list for interested
County Garden Application