Hours of Operation:

The garden area is open dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Please no occupancy after dark for H&S reasons.

Equipment and Personal Items:

The safety of your personal property and allotment cannot be guaranteed. Please do not leave valuable personal items at the garden.

Communal Equipment and Tools:

Members may use communal equipment provided they take good care of it and store the equipment in the locked shed when not in use. Do not take equipment out of the garden or home without prior committee approval.

The Stream and Back Field

The stream behind the garden are off limits to children. The backfield is not garden property and off limits.

Families and Children:

Family members are welcome to the garden site. Please supervise young children so they don’t disturb other plots. Do not allow children to access the shed. Carefully supervise children. 

It is forbidden to leave children unsupervised.

Rubbish:

Leave no rubbish on site. Make every attempt to remove random litter or rubbish. Report illegal dumping.

Gate, Shed and Tools:

Shut gate and lock shed upon leaving the garden. 

Environmentally-Friendly Policy:

Do not use petrochemical additives or fertilizers. No synthetic-chemical sprays, slug pellets, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides permitted. Biodegradable water crystals allowed (be sure they are the correct type). Please try not to use peat moss, perlite or vermiculite. Compost and horticultural grit are recommended for building soils. Mulching with plastic is forbidden.

Respect your Neighbour

Be considerate of your neighbors. Do not plant sprawling crops, invasives, or tall varieties that might interfere with others. Harvest only from your assigned plot. Keep pests and weeds under control. You must plant and maintain to keep membership. No tree planting permitted in allotments.

No picking, weeding, planting or disturbing of other people’s allotments unless you have a direct agreement with the member.

Keep young children out of other’s allotments.

Composting

Please dispose of weeds and plant materials in designated compost areas. No rubbish, animal, or chemical wastes allowed. Organic green waste only. No industrial compostable items like Happy Pear cups.

Walkways and Obstructions

Keep objects such as rocks and tools out of pathways and borders when you are not physically present.

Allotment Modifications

Individual fencing of plots is allowed. Please keep structures under 6 feet tall and neat. They should be easily removed for maintenance and minimize damage to the bed frames. Please consult committee prior to installation of fencing or other structures and features. May be subject to committee approval.

Vandalism, Anti-Social, Theft

If vandalism or theft occurs, notify the garden committee immediately. Help us discourage losses by questioning unfamiliar faces.

Dogs

Dogs, except those on a short lead, are not allowed. Dogs are never permitted on allotments. All poo must be collected by the owner and removed from the garden ASAP on that day. No poo allowed in compost or garden rubbish bins.

Water Conservation

Please conserve the use of water. Mulch with leaves, grass clippings, or hay to reduce water evaporation. Biodegradable horticultural-grade water crystals are allowed.

Parties and Gatherings

Parties are not permitted without approval from the membership. The garden is only permitted to hold up to 3 parties or non-member events in the garden per year so we have to use them wisely.

Plant In Your Allotment Only

Do not plant other than in your allotment. Any plantings outside of your allotment may be destroyed.

Link to Google document.