Participating in a Community Garden
A community garden is a shared space. Gardeners not only take care of their own garden plots and maintain common areas in the garden; they also participate in garden decisions, participate in online conversations, and attend two mandatory meetings per year.
Wasatch Community Gardens is committed to organic gardening and requires the same from our gardeners. The use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides is not allowed. We offer an array of workshops to teach our gardeners organic gardening methods.
Maintaining Your Garden Plot
A garden plot is a commitment of time and constant effort at least 7 months out of the year.
Do You Have the Time?
As with any other part of life, the more time you invest in gardening, the better your garden plot will be. Below you will find an estimate of the time a garden plot requires per week:
|Weeding/Bed Preparation||2 hours||2 hours||1 hour|
|Watering||1 hour||.5 hour||0 hour|
|Planting||1.5 hours||.5 hour||.5 hour|
|Harvesting||.5 hour||1 hour||1.5 hour|
|TOTAL hours per week||5 hours||4 hours||3 hours|
Benefits and Rewards
Despite the extra responsibilities, community gardening is popular! While you can look forward to fresh fruits and veggies, you can also learn about your community and neighborhood, make new friends, connect with nature, learn new gardening skills, gain leadership experience, participate in garden potlucks and events, and be a part of securing green space in your community.