Garden Rules/Etiquette

2017 UAF Community Garden Rules & Etiquette

I (the primary gardener on this application) agree to follow the guidelines listed below, and accept the following responsibilities.

I agree to:

  1.  Be an active gardener at the UAF Campus Community Garden.
  2. Maintain my (our) individual garden plot, its neighboring pathways, and accept shared responsibility for maintenance of common areas, equipment, supplies, and infrastructure, including tools, shed, compost, water system, signs, pathways, and picnic tables. This includes locking water and shed after use, composting all plant debris, carrying out all trash, and replacing tools.
  3. Pay a fee of: UAF Student: $20 per plot (or $40 for two); or All others: $40 per plot (or $60 for two) for the growing season at the time of registration. I am responsible for the removal of all vegetation and debris from my plot to the satisfaction of the Garden Coordinator at the end of garden cleanup day in September.
  4. Up to two plots are rented to affiliates of UAF (Student, Staff, Faculty, or Professor emeritus) (exceptions based on the board’s discretion).
  5. Notify the Garden Coordinator if I cannot care for the plot. If the plot remains uncultivated by June 15, or if the plot appears to be neglected or abandoned throughout the season, I (we) will be contacted by a coordinator and the plot may be forfeited if situation is not corrected.
  6.  Notify the Garden Coordinator upon termination of my contract and clear my plots.
  7. Communal work requirements: I agree to volunteer for at least one scheduled garden work day, for general maintenance and care for the garden, throughout the growing season. It is vital to the garden’s success, and use of the site is contingent upon our ability to maintain it. Communal work events will be scheduled throughout the season.
  8. Use only fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide products approved for organic use. Information on organic gardening methods is available through the Garden Coordinator or the Cooperative Extension Office.
  9. Remain on the premises while using water. Gardeners are asked to conserve water at all times. Keep hoses neatly rolled up near their source and watering cans in the shed.
  10. Clean and return borrowed tools to the storage area when done. Tools are not to be removed from the garden site.
  11. Respect your fellow gardeners and the garden’s neighbors by not disturbing them or their property in any way and by using shared space appropriately.
  12. Keep dogs outside of the fenced garden area and leashed while their gardeners tend to their plots.
  13. Park only in designated parking areas (which are NOT next to the garden).
  14. Grow plants that are not listed on the State of Alaska’s noxious weed list, which can be found on the web at:
  15. Grow non-woody plants that upon maturation are not anticipated to shade or impact other plots.
  16.  Keep gates locked and return locks to gates upon exiting the garden.

In the case of a dispute, notify a Garden Committee member. The Garden Committee will act as arbiter and it is understood its decision for resolution will be binding on all parties.

Enjoy the season! Enjoy each other! Enjoy the food!

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