Rentals


Rentals

The Inglewood Community Garden (ICG) conducts two Rental Programs a year, one in the Spring and the other in the Autumn.

The Rental Program in the Spring is intended for new gardeners [see tab below] — “new” to the Inglewood Community Garden anyway.

The Rental Program in the Autumn is intended to allow qualified gardeners [see tab below] 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.

Although the Spring Rental Program is conducted by “invitation” — all that is required for a “new gardener” to receive an invitation is to submit an ICG Contact Form indicating that they wish to be included in the program and — of course — for us to have a bed available for them.

Bed Rental Requirements

• The rental fee per bed is $60 for the Gardening Season

• There is a “volunteer commitment” of 5 hours per bed per season OR the option to pay a $75 remittance fee in lieu of contributing the hours in person

• The renter must agree to both the Rental Terms and Conditions and the Personal Liability Waiver

• For 2021 ALL gardeners must also accept the possibility that everyone who wants access to the Garden may have to agree to and submit a Covid-19 Access Request Form in the Spring of 2021

• Finally … ALL “new gardeners” must attend an In-person Orientation [see tab below] before planting their bed

Please click on this link to complete the … ICG Contact Form



Details for Gardeners

Qualified Gardener

A “qualified gardener” is any gardener already renting a bed in the IGC who…

(A) — has performed and recorded, in the Volunteer Log Book, at least 5 volunteer hours more than the difference between their recorded Volunteer Time and the total “unit weight” of the Volunteer Harvest Reward [see below] that they have collected from the Communal Garden…

OR

(B) — has paid the volunteer remittance fee ($75 — in lieu of contributing physical time) and has recorded as many or more volunteer hours than the total “unit weight” of the Volunteer Harvest Reward that they have collected from the Communal Garden.

Fundamentally, being a “qualified gardener” allows the gardener to renew their rental bed for next year’s gardening season.

What is a “Volunteer Harvest Reward”?
Click here to find out –> Volunteer Harvest Reward

New Gardener

For our purposes every gardener applying to rent a bed during the Spring Rental Program is a “New Gardener”

All New Gardeners must attend an In-person Orientation [see tab below] before planting their bed.

Volunteer Options

The standard volunteer commitment is 5 hours of gardening related work per rental bed per season.

The alternative volunteer commitment is to pay $75 in lieu of the standard 5 hour commitment.

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

Terms & Conditions

To rent a bed in the Inglewood Community Garden the applicant must accept the terms and conditions of both the Rental Agreement and the Personal Liability Waiver contained in the online Rental Form.

The ICG’s Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions can be read here:

https://inglewoodcommunitygarden.ca/beds/rental-terms-and-conditions/

The ICG’s Personal Liability Waiver can be read here:

https://inglewoodcommunitygarden.ca/personal-liability-waiver/

The Personal 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.

NOTE: Everyone gardening or working by themselves in the Inglewood Community Garden must have attended an In-person Orientation Session and agreed to the ICG Personal Liability Waiver whether they are renting a bed or are volunteering.

New Gardener →

 


In-person Orientation for New Gardeners

In-person Orientation

Everyone gardening or working in the Inglewood Community Garden must have attended an In-person Orientation Session and agreed to the ICG Personal Liability Waiver and Covid-19 Access Agreement whether they are renting a bed, assisting a gardener who is renting a bed or are volunteering.

For details, click on this link: In-person Orientation

 


Rental Program Bed Assignments

This procedure pertains to the Spring Rental Program for new gardeners.

For a comparison of Standard and Accessible Beds click this link: Beds: Where and What and open the “Rental Garden Beds” tab.

Bed Assignments

Available beds are ranked by proximity to water stands and are assigned as follows:

  • Standard Beds are assigned first
  • Accessible Beds are assigned last *
  • Beds are assigned from the “top” of the ranking list in chronological order related to the receipt the Bed Rental Fee payment EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).
  • Assigned bed numbers will be emailed to gardeners.

* Accessible Beds are assigned last because they have approximately 20% less surface area than Standard Beds.

* IF the “square area” of your bed “really” matters to you, might I suggest that — as a new gardener applying for a bed — you submit your online application form and subsequently transmit your rental fee payment … as expeditiously as possible?

It is also worth noting that IF you have been assigned an Accessible Bed you will be able to change to a Standard Bed when you return for the next gardening season.

Please see the next tab, Accessible Bed Assignments, for more detail.

Accessible Bed Assignments

The Garden maintains 12 “Accessible Beds” — these beds are taller and narrower than our standard beds, which makes them slightly easier to garden for some. However, they have approximately 20% less surface area than our standard beds.

Consequently, while some gardeners may want them, many gardeners prefer a standard bed — for its “extra” planting potential.

IF you want an “Accessible Bed” the online form will allow you to tell us so … during any given rental program we (may) have a limited number available.

In consideration of Accessible Beds having approximately 20% less surface area, we assign them “last” in the chronological order of things.

It is also worth noting that IF you have been assigned an Accessible Bed you will be able to change to a Standard Bed when you return for the next gardening season.


I would just like to garden ...

You do not have to rent a bed 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 and abilities (Please see the Volunteer page for details.)

However, in order to do any gardening or volunteering work by yourself in the Inglewood Community Garden there are two things you have to do first:

  1. You must complete and submit the Inglewood Community Garden Personal Liability Waiver – which you can read here Personal Liability Waiver
  2. You must attend in In-person Orientation

Click on this link to read about the In-person Orientation for New Volunteers in the garden.