Community Garden - Microfarm Application

Most people find that one or two of our garden plots is plenty for their household needs and capacity to grow. However, we do offer larger parcels comprising 3-8 plots, when available, as part of our Microfarm Program. The purpose of our Microfarm Program is to better utilize large community garden spaces where there is not enough current gardener demand to fill plots, and to provide land for individuals who have the interest and capacity to grow in larger gardening spaces on a temporary basis.

Basic Rules:

  • Microfarm allotments are rented for one growing season. Renewal is subject to the renter meeting the terms of their agreement and the availability of space each year.
  • The first 2 plots are rented at the garden’s standard rate. Each additional plot is discounted by 20% of the standard rate.
  • Scholarships covering 50% of the above rate may be available for gardeners who meet the Federal definition of extremely low income (level A).
  • Participants agree to all of WCG’s Garden Policies and Organic Standards.
  • Individuals renting space in more than one of our gardens are required to meet all garden requirements separately. For example, attending each garden’s mandatory meetings, completing 6 hours of garden service in each garden, etc.

Applications are evaluated based on demonstrated ability to maintain a large growing space; proposed community benefit; and geographic proximity of applicants to gardens. Acceptance is also dependent on plot availability, which may change from year to year.

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Microfarm Application

If you are planning to bring group members to the garden, you must submit a Group Waiver at the time of registration that includes signatures of all members of your group who will be gardening with you.

I have read WCG's Garden Policies, which include weeding and harvesting my plot and surrounding pathways, six (6) hours of volunteer work outside of my plot per year, attendance at the spring and fall garden meetings, adherence to WCG Organic Standards, etc. I understand that failure to comply will result in the loss of my gardening privileges.