Plots


General Plot and Plot Rental Information

The Inglewood Community Garden conducts a Plot Rental Program twice a year – Autumn and Spring.

The Spring Plot Rental Program, in particular, is intended to make plots available to “new” gardeners … new, at least, to the ICG.


Plots Available to Rent for Spring 2019

2019 Plot Rentals

We have plots in the garden available to rent for Spring 2019.

The 2019 Spring Plot Rental Program will commence on April 14 and conclude on April 30 – or – when all the plots have been rented, whichever comes first.

If you would like to be included on the waiting list for them, please click this link… ICG Contact Form

Applications to rent plots will be handled in the order they are received – “first come, first served.”


Plot Rentals

  • Plot Rental Fee: $60 per season
  • Standard volunteer commitment: 5 hours per plot per season
    • Alternative volunteer commitment: pay $75 in lieu of the 5 volunteer hours

Volunteer Options

The volunteer time commitment to the ICG for plot rental gardeners is 5 hours per plot per season – and should be recorded in the Volunteer Log Book … or … as an alternative: 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 plot 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 liew of performing any volunteer time in the garden
  • This remittance should be paid at the same time as your Plot Rental Fee
  • The funds received from these remittances will be used for a variety of incidental expenses and to hire day labour as required

Terms & Conditions

To rent a plot in the Inglewood Community Garden the applicant must accept the terms and conditions of both the Plot Rental Agreement and the Liability Waiver.

The Plot Rental Agreement can be read here:

http://inglewoodcommunitygarden.ca/plots/rental-terms-and-conditions/

The Liability Waiver for the ICG can be read here:

http://inglewoodcommunitygarden.ca/liability-waiver/

The Liability Waiver document outlines both your responsibilities and your acknowledgement of them with regard to the physical well being of your self, your guests and other gardeners.

Please NOTE that everyone gardening or working by themselves in the Inglewood Community Garden must have agreed to the ICG Liability Waiver whether they are renting a plot or are volunteering.

Rental Request


Plot Data

  • There are 110 above ground Plot Boxes for rent
    • Standard Plot dimensions are 1.22m X 3.66m x 0.36m or 4.46 sq. m (4′ x 12′ x 14.25″ or 5.3 sq. yds.)
  • Five of these above ground Plot Boxes are narrower and taller for easier access
    • Dimensions for these plots are 0.91m X 3.66m x 0.55m or 3.35 sq. m (3′ x 12′ x 21.75″ or 4 sq. yds.)
  • … and if those options do not satisfy your need to garden there is 0.18 hectare (0.45 acre) of communal garden that never seems to get enough attention!

BUT! ... I just want to garden ...

  • You do not have to rent a plot to be able to garden in the Inglewood Community Garden ~ you are welcome to volunteer in the ICG’s Communal Garden or in whichever capacity matches your interests (Please see the Volunteer page for further details.)
  • However in order to do any gardening or work by yourself in the Inglewood Community Garden you must complete and submit the Inglewood Community Garden Liability Waiver.
  • If this is the first time you are volunteering In the Inglewood Community Garden you must attend an In-person Orientation (see below).

General In-person Orientation Information

Orientation

    1. All first time gardeners and all first time volunteers to the Inglewood Community Garden MUST attend an In-person Orientation Session and agree to the Inglewood Community Garden’s Liability Waiver in order to work by themselves in the Garden.

    2. Please remember that all first time gardeners must attend an In-person Orientation Session BEFORE they can plant their plot!

Scheduled Orientations

  • There will be 2 In-person Orientations conducted at the Inglewood Community Garden in the Spring – dates will be emailed to new gardeners and volunteers and posted on our Events Calendar

Date 1: To be determined

Date 2: To be determined

  • Orientation sessions will be conducted in small groups. There will be more than one facilitator on hand and as soon as enough gardeners have assembled a session will begin.
  • Each orientation session should be concluded in less than 30 minutes.

Oops! I missed the scheduled In-person Orientations!?

New plot rental gardeners and new volunteers have to attend an “In-person Orientation” before they can work or garden by themselves in the ICG.

Theoretically anyone in the garden who has had an orientation session should be able to conduct one. If you have had an In-person Orientation session aside from those scheduled please advise us (by email) of who gave the orientation and when it was conducted. Thanks.

We have prepared an Orientation Guide – in outline form of the orientation session itself – which new volunteers are encouraged to peruse in advance as well as a hard copy which “may” be found in the Plot Rentals Tool Shed to be used as an aide in conducting impromptu orientations.

The Orientation Guide is available here: Inglewood Community Garden Orientation Guide