Rentals


Rentals

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

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

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.

Please click on this link to be placed upon our Notification List for the next rental program … ICG Contact Form

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 complete a Covid-19 Access Request Form in Spring 2021

• Finally … ALL “new gardeners” must attend an In-person Orientation before planting their bed


Details for Gardeners

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…

OR

(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.

New Gardener

For the purposes of the Spring Rental Program a New Gardener is every gardener…

(a) … who is renting a bed during the Spring Rental Program

(b) … All New Gardeners must attend an In-person Orientation before planting their bed

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

Volunteer Harvest Rewards

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.

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

In-person Orientation

All New Gardeners and all New 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.

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.
 

Scheduled Orientations

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

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 sessions!?

Having gotten this far you should already know that ALL New Gardeners and New Volunteers must attend an “In-person Orientation” before they can work or garden by themselves in the ICG and furthermore that New Gardeners cannot plant their bed until they have attended an In-person Orientation …

So … what to do, in the event of missing the scheduled In-person Orientation sessions?

OPTION A
Theoretically anyone in the garden who has had an orientation session should be able to conduct one, in which case, you could arrange for any Returning Gardener or Returning Volunteer to conduct an In-person Orientation with you.

If you have had an In-person Orientation session aside from those scheduled you must 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 of their own In-person Orientation session, as well as a hard copy which “should” be found in the Tool Shed to be used as an aide in conducting impromptu orientations.

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

OPTION B
You inform us that you will miss or have missed the scheduled In-person Orientation sessions and we will try to arrange a volunteer to conduct a session during one of our regular Tuesday evening or Saturday morning Work Parties.

In-person Orientation →


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.