Plot Renewals

Plot Renewals
The Inglewood Community Garden conducts our Plot Renewal Program in the Autumn to allow qualified gardeners the opportunity to renew the plot they gardened last year – they are also given priority in choosing an alternate plot if they wish to change plots in the coming season.

Please NOTE: In 2019 the ICG will be setting a deadline for the Spring Plot Rental Program and making any plots not rented by that deadline – which is “yet to be determined” … but will likely be around mid-April – available to existing plot holders on a lottery basis. Any beds not taken up by that lottery will be planted communally.

Qualified Gardener

A qualified gardener is any gardener who…

(a) has performed and recorded at least 5 volunteer hours more than the difference between their Volunteer Time and the unit weight of the Volunteer Harvest 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 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

We don’t have an app for this yet but we do keep pens, pencils and paper in the shed

Plot Renewal Fees

  • The same as the Plot Rental Fee
  • Annual Plot Rental Fee: $60
  • Financial consideration upon application

Financial consideration upon application
What does that mean?
If the plot rental fee presents a financial consideration which may hinder you from gardening in the Inglewood Community Garden then upon application  your plot rental fee will be adjusted so as to remove that as a hindrance.

How would I apply?
The online Plot Rental Application form contains a checkbox to indicate that you wish to apply.

Who will know if I have applied?
Julia Hinman, Chair of the Inglewood Community Garden, the Plot Rental Administrator, and yourself..

Volunteer Options

  • The Volunteer Time commitment to the ICG for plot rental gardeners is 5 hours per plot per season
  • You make your volunteer selection on the online plot rental form.

The volunteer options for the Gardening Season 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

  • Remit a sum of $75 to not commit any volunteer time to 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 to hire day labour as required