Plot Maintenance

 

Maintenance of common areas

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  • All gardeners should help with the care, maintenance and development of common areas in the garden, contributing at least one hour each month. Tasks that may require attention include weeding, removing rubbish, tidying up social areas and organising the tool shed.
  • In addition, gardeners should participate in at least two community working-bees per year, with level and type of participation dependent upon their capacity. Working together in this way provides opportunities to share skills and knowledge, and to make friends.
  • Gardeners are also encouraged to participate in other ways, such as through assisting in the organisation of fund-raising and social events or by joining the garden Committee.

Waste management

  • Biodegradable waste should be placed in compost bins and worm farms, preferable in small pieces to assist the composting process. Only Green Waste is to be composted.
  • Gardeners are to dispose of all non-biodegradable material in the correct rubbish bins on-site or take the non-biodegradable rubbish with them when they leave.

Water efficiency and management

  • Gardeners should use rainwater for irrigation wherever possible and water gardens with watering cans provided. Reduce water use by keeping beds well mulched and by watering less frequently and more deeply. Water restrictions imposed must be adhered to.

Pest management

  • No toxic chemicals (i.e. Round-Up) are to be used in the garden. Biodegradable products such as garlic or rhubarb sprays are allowable, but gardeners are encouraged to manage insect pests through the planting of habitat for predators such as small birds, dragonflies, frogs, lizards and predatory insects.

Garden tools

  • Shared tools and equipment should be carefully and neatly stored in the tool shed to avoid loss through theft or damage by weather. Shared tools should always be stored, used and maintained so as to avoid any danger to others.
  • Gardeners are encouraged to bring their own tools. These tools are the responsibility of that gardener and the committee will not be liable for any theft or damage to a gardeners personal belongings.

Animals and children in the garden

*Please don’t bring your pets to the garden*. Children are most welcome but must be supervised at all times by an adult. It is the parents/carers responsibility to keep their children safe from harm, and ensure they behave appropriately, it is not the responsibility of other gardeners.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!!