Gardeners must agree to garden organically. This means the following may not be applied:
- Toxic fertilizers
Organic definitions can vary and organically labeled pesticides can actually be as toxic or even more toxic than synthetic versions. However, using compost, barriers and weeding are always acceptable. Gardeners agree to check with [sponsor organization] before applying anything, even if labeled "organic" including:
Weeds & Disease
See also the Compost and Trash page for more information.
- Gardeners agree to keep the garden and garden edges free of weeds, diseased plants, insect-infested plants and over-ripe vegetables.
- Diseased and infected plants must be removed from the garden and disposed of properly.
- Weeds, if removed from your plot, are to be piled in the labeled areas for hauling to the compost site.
Large / Woody Plants or Structures
- Be respectful, tall crops (such as sunflowers and corn), structures, trees, etc. should be planted to not shade another garden.
- Large plants such as raspberries and corn must get the okay of a majority of gardeners at the Annual meeting.
Soil Amendments / Remediation
- Don't bring in sand or gravel. These materials are difficult or impossible to remove later, and the soil is already quite sandy and "well-drained."
- Mulch with leaves, grass clippings, or hay to reduce water evaporation and unwanted weeds.
- All rocks should be removed from the garden area and piled in the labeled areas. Rock borders are not permitted, including the outside flower beds. Do not dump rocks in the path.