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Garden Policies

Garden Services

The garden provides water and tools. Periodically the garden arranges deliveries of truckloads of woodchips, compost, topsoil, sand, and mulch. These materials are shared among all gardeners for the general improvement of the entire garden ecosystem as well as the individual plots. It is also customary for individual members to share plants, seeds, and gardening wisdom. View Map (May not reflect most recent plot allocations): Summer Winter Garden Map Spring 2021

Garden Governance

An executive committee is comprised of community garden members who have agreed to take on additional responsibilities to help make sure the Summer Winter Community Garden remains a thriving and prosperous community asset for all gardeners. Any active member of the community garden is eligible to serve on the executive committee. Read a guide to Summer Winter Garden Basics.

Executive committee meetings are held once a month, typically on the third Wednesday evening of the month.

If you would like an invite to the meeting, please request a link to the Zoom call by emailing An email with a link will be sent to you in advance of the meeting

A member of the executive committee is expected to attend on a consistent basis.

A PDF of the Garden By-Laws, September, 2019 is available for viewing SWCG Bylaws -revised 2019

Meeting Minutes

Access a PDF containing a brief report on discussion and decisions of the Executive Committee.

Summer Winter July 2022 Meeting Minutes

Summer Winter Community Garden July 2020 Meeting

Summer Winter June 2020 Meeting

Summer winter garden meeting- MAY 2020



JULY 2016 Summer Winter Community Garden Meeting Minutes

Contact Information

You can contact members of the executive committee by email at this address:
Please limit your correspondence to topics that are not time-sensitive as the email mailbox is checked regularly, but not constantly, by volunteers.
Applying for a garden plot is best made in person by visiting the garden during one of the scheduled work days held each month. A member of the executive committee is usually available at these times to answer your questions and provide information about the garden. You may also request an application by email.

Gardener Responsibilities

  1. To be respectful of and helpful to fellow gardeners and to all who live near or pass through the garden.
  2. To maintain garden equipment and facilities, and to leave the condition of the garden and its environs in at least as good a condition as when you entered—turn off the water, clean and store tools, and so on.
  3. To participate in at least three Garden Work Days or 12 hours total. These days usually take place at least once a month during the growing season. Projects for these days are decided at the preceding executive committee meeting. Sometimes we have a number of student volunteers to help, in which case you may be asked to supervise others. If a gardener’s schedule makes it impossible to take part in the official Work Days, then the executive committee may assign a task that can be done at another time.

Neighborhood Gardens Trust Values Statement:

We ask all our gardens to adhere to the Values Statement below in their conduct and operations.

As a community garden preserved by NGT,

We welcome all people to our garden and group, regardless of race, age, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or nation of origin.

We treat all members of our garden with respect. We ensure all members of the garden feel welcome. We strive to ensure all voices are heard and respected and provide safe spaces for all opinions to shared.

We treat all the visitors to the garden and all members of our larger community with respect, fairness, and a welcoming spirit.

Our garden follows open and transparent practices. We clearly communicate how members of the community can join or participate in the garden. The garden leadership keeps garden members informed of decisions and strives to represent the diverse users of the garden.

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