Applications are now available for the 2013 Community Garden season. Garden plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, according to demand and availability.
Garden Assignments: All applicants must adhere to assignments schedule, as set by the City of Rogers. Please see the garden schedule below. Assignments are given on a first-come, first-served basis based on demand and availability.
Garden Cancellations: If you decide not to use your garden plot, please immediately contact Mike Bauer
Garden News and Information: E-mail is the preferred method of communication for all important garden information (deadlines, events, etc.) from the City of Rogers. Information will also be available at the Rogers Farmers Market.
Garden Opening: The anticipated opening date for both gardens is May 13th, 2013. This may vary so all gardeners will be notified of the official opening by May 3rd. While you may survey your assigned plot, you may not garden until opening day.
Garden Closing: The anticipated closing date for both gardens is October 20th, 2013. Gardeners will be notified of the official closing date by October 4th, 2013. All materials will need to be removed by this date. Items not claimed by this date will become property of the City of Rogers. Leaving items in the garden, including plant materials, may disqualify you from having gardens in the future.
Water: Water supply will be provided by the City of Rogers. Triangle Park Garden will have a water tank installed by May 13th. Water Tower Garden will have a seasonal water spigot installed by May 13th.
Garbage: The City of Rogers will provide a waste and compost receptacle. Please do your part to keep the community garden clean. Each location will have a bin for collecting organics such as weeds pulled from your garden.
Safety and Courtesy: Each gardener is asked to be respectful of other gardens and gardeners. This means that your garden is to stay in your garden plot. Do not allow vine crops to extend beyond the boundaries of your plot. Please keep all public pathways clean. Return hoses and other garden tools or supplies in uniform manner. Children must be supervised. Pets are not allowed. Be respectful to the growing practices of your neighbors.
Critters: Traps and poisons are not allowed. Because rodents and other animals may be prevalent in the nearby natural areas, it will be the responsibility of the individual gardener to control these pests within their own garden space. Non-permanent fencing is allowed, but may not cross garden pathways.
Organic V. Non-Organic Practices: Each gardener is allowed their own growing practices; please respect your neighbor's choice. Weeding should be done weekly so that weeds are not allowed to reseed.
Garden Neglect and Weed Control: Each gardener is responsible for weeding and maintenance of their plot(s). If a garden has not been planted by June 14th and the gardener has not made previous provisions with the City of Rogers, those plots will be reassigned. Gardeners not performing necessary maintenance will be notified to rectify the situation within two weeks. Further non-compliance will result in the garden being mowed. The offending gardener will lose gardening privileges for the following year, but may return after their one year absence.
City Inspections: The City of Rogers holds all rights to inspect gardens for compliance with Community Garden Guidelines and to take appropriate action to rectify the situation.
Waste: Each garden will receive two containers one will be for trash and the second will be for compostable materials including weeds that originate at the gardens. Please respect your garden community by using the containers respectfully.
The Community Garden application is available for download. All applications are due April 19th.