Community Garden Rules
- The Garden is open and accessible from 5/18/2013 thru 10/31/2013. Gardeners may
be in the Garden from 7:30 am til dusk, 7 days per week (Park hours).
- The Sponsor will provide each gardener with the code/combination to the Garden. Upon
leaving, the gardeners are responsible for locking the gate if no one else is in the
- Gardeners may use only the plot assigned to them. Gardeners will maintain their
plants within their plots and will trim any plants that extend into neighboring plots or
into common areas. Gardeners may not alter the dimensions of their plot.
- Gardeners may plant any seeds/plants provided by the Sponsor. You may choose
which ones to plant out of a wide variety. You may NOT bring in your own plants.
- The Sponsor will provide all necessary supplies and tools needed for planting,
maintaining and cultivating your plants and plot.
- All gardeners will garden organically. Gardeners will check with the Sponsor before
applying any fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or rodenticides, even if labeled "organic".
- Each Gardener is responsible for watering his or her own plot. Gardeners will not
overwater their plants or leave a hose unattended.
- Gardeners will maintain their plots and adjacent paths in a clean and neat fashion,
promptly removing any weeds, overgrowth, or other waste from their plot.
- Gardeners will promptly harvest edible plants and will agree to donate a portion of their
harvested crops. These crops will be distributed at a variety of venues, to be
determined by the Sponsor at a later date.
- Gardeners may bring their own gardening tools, but they cannot store any tools in the
Garden. Gardeners may not use any power tools, such as those that require gasoline,
batteries, or electricity.
- Gardeners are responsible for disposing of their own trash in the appropriately
marked and supplied receptacles.
- Gardeners will perform a clean-up of their plots at the conclusion of the project.
- Gardeners may not abandon their plots. Abandonment means failing to maintain a
plot for two weeks. If a Gardener expects to be away from the Garden for more than two
weeks, they must inform the Sponsor. The Gardener and Sponsor will then determine
an alternative acceptable to both. Gardeners who fail to do this or remain away for
longer than two weeks will lose their plots.
- The Sponsor will provide a Web site (www.aclink.org/GrowingHealthy) where news,
photos, education materials and links to related resources will be posted in addition to
contact information. Gardeners must alert the Sponsor of any change in their contact
- Gardeners are expected to be civil, honest and cooperative in dealing with the Sponsor, Garden neighbors, and other Gardeners.
- Gardeners may not enter other plots or harvest another Gardener's produce.
- No pets are allowed in the Garden.
- Gardeners may not smoke in the Garden. Gardeners may not consume or use alcohol
or illegal drugs while on the Garden premises or within the Atlantic County Park property.
- Gardeners may not play music or the radio loud enough to be a nuisance to other
- Gardeners may lose their rights to participate in the Garden if they fail to comply with
any of these Rules.