This year we will begin planting on May 1st, 2023.
Sign-up is completely online this year! We hope this process will make joining the garden simple and easy. If you need any help or have any questions, please reach out to us
Please fill out the sign-up form in the membership page. You will need to pick a time during the first week of May to come to the garden for an intake meeting. We will introduce you to the garden, review garden etiquette, policies, and you will get the chance to pick out your box and start planting!
Space is limited. Once you are signed up for the garden we will send you a confirmation of acceptance to the program. The acceptance will include the link to the payment process. Cost is $15 (scholarships are available) If you have any questions, reach out. You will also be notified if you have been placed on our waitlist. We currently have (12) garden plots. (3) of these are accessible plots on a paved sidewalk.
Registered gardeners are responsible for keeping their addresses and phone numbers current. If we are unable to reach you after (5) attempts (disconnected phone, returned email or mail, etc.) we will conclude the plot is abandoned. Plot registration is required annually.
Community Gardens are meant to be a free, inclusive, happy place for people to gather to grow produce and develop skills. In order for this to happen, we must all work together to maintain, plant and stay within plot boundaries.
Gardeners must keep the pathways next to their plots free of weeds, garbage and plants. No newspapers, plastic or carpet should be used to line the paths due to safety precautions. Please try to not allow plants to shade other’s garden plots, grow into or hang over into the walking paths. Ecologically, organic gardening is encouraged and expected. Chemicals such as herbicides (weed killers), and insecticides (insect killers) are not allowed.
Basic organic practices include, but are not limited to:
• Organic fertilizer and pest control only
• Use cover crops over winter
• Mulch to conserve soil moisture and reduce weeds
• Rotate crops annually
• No treated lumber
• No chemical slug bait
Resources on Gardening:
Talk plants with an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener™
Find answers to your gardening questions.
Visit: www.metromastergardeners.org and ask your question via webform or email.
Leave a voicemail: 503-821-1115
The Organic Materials Review Institute, www.omri.org to learn more about organic gardening guidelines.