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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Personal plot options: how to upsize, downsize or register

At the moment, we have 28 fantastic, blooming personal plots of different sizes both raised and in the ground and a short waiting list for plots of all sizes/types. There are also rumours that some personal plot holders might like a change.

We thought it might be good to fill you in on a few things to do with this part of our garden so you know how it works.

Building more raised beds

Soon we'll build some more raised beds which we intend to be accessible to people who are in wheelchairs or who, for other reasons, can't work the other beds we have. In lieue of anyone with these needs, these beds may be offered to people on the waiting list (and existing plot holders who may want to relocate) and we may use some for communal growing space too. More on this soon.

Requesting a plot or changing your plot

A few plots might become free as we go through the annual renewal process, so, if you:
  • have been thinking about applying for a personal plot
  • would like to move to a bigger/smaller/raised/in-ground plot
  • can't manage your plot at all and would like to give it up
Please email us at grow.eat.moreland@gmail.com and let us know.

Requests for new plots or changes will be added to the waiting list and when a plot becomes available, we'll do what we can to keep everybody happy.

Qualifying for a plot

Remember anyone who would like a plot must be a member and a Moreland resident.

That means signing up and paying your $10 annual membership contribution if you haven't already. If you are a concession card holder you don't need to pay this but you still need to let us know that you want to be a member.

Please email us at grow.eat.moreland@gmail.com and let us know.

How do we allocate plots?

When a plot becomes available, the plot selection committee will look at all the paid up members living in Moreland waiting for that type of plot and we assess a number of things including (not in any order):
  • Are they a health care card holder?
  • How close they live to the garden
  • What is their volunteer history with the garden?
  • How much space do they have available to garden at home?
We use the information you supply when you sign up so it's important to keep that information updated. You can go here to do this.

Once we've assigned a plot we'll get in touch and sort out the details.