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Member Responsibilities

  1. DUES—Each member is required to pay annual dues of $20 per household. Returning members may renew their membership at the January, February, or March meetings or the March work weekend. New members can join from January 1–May 31. Compost membership is open year-round. Membership dues pay for maintenance and operation expenses. New keys will be issued to each gardener each year after dues are paid. A one dollar ($1.00) key deposit is required of new members, and returning members in years when the locks are changed.

  2. MEETINGS—Members are expected to regularly attend the Monthly Member Meetings. They are your opportunity to learn about garden activities, participate in key decision-making, and make your voice heard. It is the responsibility of each individual member to keep informed of the issues and concerns facing the garden. Please notify a member of the steering committee if you cannot attend. Minutes will be made available online and posted in the garden.

  3. ACTIVITIES—Our garden’s ability to thrive—and succeed in carrying out our mission—depends on the active, ongoing involvement of our members. With this in mind, every member must either care for an assigned community garden space, or fulfil one of the functions from the Community Assignments list.

  4. OPEN HOURS—Every member must serve as a Garden Attendant for at least 4 two-hour shifts of Open Hours per garden season. A description of duties, and a link for signups, can be found on the Open Hours page.

  5. GROUP PROJECTS—All members are required to help with some of the group garden projects on the second weekend of every month. Specific tasks include seasonal projects, construction projects, and overall maintenance and will be listed on the bulletin board. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow members, learn gardening skills, and maintain the garden for the community. These are major projects and can only be completed with the help of everyone working together. Be sure to sign in at each work weekend to ensure you receive credit for your participation. Please notify a steering committee member if you cannot attend.

  6. SNOW—During winter months, we are required to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks. The Snow Removal Coordinator will contact members when help is needed. Not all members will be needed for this.

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