COVID 19 SPECIAL TIMES ;) SPECIAL REQUESTS
Use the garden as a refuge and space for recharging with nature!
Keep the gate open so no one has to touch the handle
Choose one pair of white and blue gloves from the front porch supply bench and keep them!! Always wear them and don’t touch your face.
Sanitize the shared tools and anything you touch.
Wash all food well that you eat out of the garden
Ahimsa House Community Garden
Each gardener is 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.
During the hot months of June, July, August, a daily watering schedule is established, each gardener with an assigned bed is expected to take responsibility for watering the entire garden (all beds and front and back plants-even in pots in front of ahimsa house and the plants behind on the deck) in the am or pm before or after the heat of the sun. Chipping in for the water bill would be appreciated.
Tools are provided in the porch bench and the tool rack on the side of the house. Please always replace the tools. If you break something to replace it. If you want to contribute tools they are appreciated.
Everyone is always welcome in the garden, please be aware that the dogs roam free and children and adults should not try to touch Sengey (the one with the big eyes) he will nip! Supervise children and animals for their safety and the care of the plants.
Garden plots should be cared for at least once a week. It is the gardener's responsibility to notify the group via facebook if they are not able to care for their plot in any given week. If any plot remains unattended for more than three weeks that plot is subject to reassignment.
The application of herbicides (weed killers) or any non-organic product to the garden plots is prohibited.
Assignment of garden plots will be awarded by a lottery system. Preference for next year's plots will be given to this year's participants first.
There are no plot fees but donations can be offered, the mortgage is $380/month and taxes are $1,250/year.
Gardeners may plant and harvest vegetables and flowers from their garden only, and the shared plots- along the fence and house and in the front and rear.
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, covered in cover crop or straw mulch.
Gardeners are required to come to an annual garden orientation meeting in March, mid-summer garden meeting party and harvest garden meeting party. Gardeners also receive free starts seeds and organic materials from PHS city harvest program, each gardener needs to offer 1 hour to PHS of volunteer work each year. Gardeners need to come for designated plant pick up and mulching and building days announced throughout the year. Each Saturday from 9-10am we recommend that gardeners come and garden together, learn from one another!
The compost is for all, the food should be raw (uncooked and vegan- except for eggshells. When adding material composters are required to turn the compost with brown (weed) compost. The gardeners should use completed compost to amend their soil and increase nourishment of their plants.
Please treat the garden as a place of refuge. Use compassion with the earth, animals and each other in the space. This is a space open for all, free for all to use during daylight hours. Please ensure that it feels welcoming and safe to everyone.