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 bedsSoon 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 plotA 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
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 plotRemember 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Once we've assigned a plot we'll get in touch and sort out the details.