Fees & Plots

Fees & Securing a Plot

  • Gardeners can officially garden at the Mary Esther Community Garden after reading and signing this agreement and after the official 2013 gardening opening.
  • The basic fee for a garden plot is $20, payable no later than September 15 of each year. Plot fees include one year use of the plot and water.
  • Gardeners pay a deposit of $20 for use of tools and as a contribution to other garden expenses.

Choosing a Plot

  • Plots are assigned on a first come/first serve basis. Gardeners who have previously gardened at the site are given preference as are members living in the Springdale area. Garden plots are assigned to one person only and are not transferable. Others may garden at your site, but the responsibility for payment of fees, cleanup and other duties at the site will be the responsibility of the individual whose name is assigned to the plot.
  • It is the responsibility of each gardener to follow Community Garden rules and to take an active role in administering the gardens.
  • Plot requests are filled according to the order in which the registration forms arrives by mail. Check or money order must be included with the application form. If requests cannot be filled, the fee will be refunded. A waiting list will be maintained for applicants for whom no plot was available. I will have right of first refusal to my plot for the following season. As an established participant, I will have first choice of any open plots for the following season. Plot selection disputes will be settled by seniority first, then randomly by name-draw.