Community Garden Guidelines
Nimmo Garden offers Community Plots annually on a first come, first served basis. Plots are 10 ft. x 10ft. The cost is $30 per plot (multiple plot discounts are available).
Guidelines are simple:
1) Please no herbicides or pesticides. The Nimmo Garden follows organic practices to be good stewards of God’s earth. Let us know what fertilizers if any you would like to use. Also no rebar (cause problems for the tiller), and no fabric weed barrier, unless approved by the advisory board.
2) Love your neighbors – do nothing with another person’s plot without their express permission.
3) Plot preparation and amending: we will provide compost from a local supplier. The Community plots will be tilled for in early spring, before planting begins. If you would like to be trained to use our tillers let us know.
4) Plot must be mulched to prevent weeds. We ask you to commit to tend it at least once per week (5 hours minimum). Please participate in weeding work groups throughout the season to keep common areas and pathways clear.
5) Please put weeds and healthy dead plants into the compost bins. Diseased/seedy plants and invasive weeds (wire grass) should be bagged and taken home or put in trash can so as not to contaminate the gardens.
6) Water is available from several water spigots and hoses throughout the Community Garden plots. Please turn off water when finished and roll up hose at faucet. Water carefully so you don’t water neighbor’s plot or waste water.
7) Please supervise children in the garden because General Booth is a busy street.
8) For your safety, only garden during daylight hours. Consider gardening in pairs or keeping a cell phone nearby if it makes you feel more comfortable. Report theft, vandalism and unusual activities to the garden leaders and police.
9) Complete clean up by 10/15 so we can plant a cover drop OR you will need to cover your plot to prevent weeds. Please remove ALL plants & non‐plant materials (string, wire, wood, metal, and garden decorations) so we can till. Dispose of properly in trash (tomato plants and non-plant) or compost (all other healthy plant material) so the gardens are left neat and tidy. If you would like to grow a winter garden please discuss with us.
10) Smoking and chewing tobacco are not allowed because they can transmit a lethal virus to tomatoes and have toxins.
11) Let’s reduce food waste! Please harvest when produce is ripe. If you can’t, let us know and Giving Garden volunteers will harvest and donate. If we notice you are not harvesting, we will warn you then we will harvest.
If you want to donate, will be away for an extended period of time, contact the Garden Advisory Board at NimmoGarden@gmail.com.