Renewals and Rentals – what’s the diff?

The diff = “renewals” are for “returning gardeners.”

The Inglewood Community Garden conducts two Rental Programs: Autumn and Spring.

The Rental Program in the Autumn is intended primarily to allow qualified gardeners the opportunity to renew the bed they gardened in the previous season — they are also given priority in choosing an alternate bed if they wish to change beds for the coming season.

The Rental Program in the Spring is intended primarily to entice new gardeners — “new” to the Inglewood Community Garden anyway — into renting a bed.

Renewal Fees are the same as Rental Fees: $60 per gardening season.

It is important to note that only qualified gardeners will be invited to renew their beds.


Qualified Gardener

A qualified gardener is any gardener who…

(a) has performed and recorded, in the Volunteer Log Book, at least 5 volunteer hours more than the difference between their Volunteer Time and the unit weight of the Volunteer Harvest Rewards taken from the Communal Garden…


(b) has paid the remittance fee and has recorded as many or more volunteer hours than the “unit weight” of Volunteer Harvest Rewards they have taken from the Communal Garden.

A “unit weight” of 0.454Kg (1 Lb) of Communal Garden produce is equivalent to 1 hour of Volunteer Time.

As an example:

5 hours recorded – 0.0Kg produce taken = Ok

5 hours recorded – 0.454Kg produce taken = Not Ok

6 hours recorded – 0.454Kg produce taken = Ok

Volunteer Harvest Rewards can ONLY be collected during Volunteer Work Parties.

We don’t have an app for this yet but along with the Volunteer Log Book, we do keep pens, pencils and paper in the Communal Garden Shed for your arithmetical requirements.

Volunteer Options

Standard volunteer commitment: 5 hours per bed per season, recorded in the Volunteer Log Book

Alternative volunteer commitment: pay $75 in lieu of the 5 volunteer hours

The volunteer options are:

Option A: Communal Garden Bed Preparation and/or Planting and/or Tending

Bed preparation and/or planting and/or tending
A minimum of 5 hours per bed must be recorded seasonally
Hours recorded count towards Volunteer Harvest Rewards

Option B: Heritage Volunteering

You performed a volunteer task for the ICG last year and would like to do the same volunteer work again
A minimum of 5 hours must be recorded seasonally
Hours recorded count towards Volunteer Harvest Rewards

Option C: Remittance Payment

Pay $75 in lieu of performing any volunteer time in the garden
This remittance should be paid at the same time as your Rental Fee
The funds received from these remittances will be used for a variety of incidental expenses and to hire day labour as required

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