Our Wait List Policy

You've come to the right place if you want to apply for a garden plot at either McLaughlin Meadows Community Garden or Riverside Community Garden. 

Last year we started a fresh wait list. Some of the people on that list didn't get a garden plot. We've decided that we will carry over our wait list into 2019.

This means that if you are on the wait list and didn't get a garden plot this year you are already on the list for 2019. If you were offered a plot and didn't take it you should fill out the form again.

It also means that if you want to get on the wait list for 2019 you should go ahead right now. Plots are given out on a first come first serve basis.

To get on the list you need to do is fill out the form below. We need the info in all the fields with an * on them. Then fill in the challenge section so that we know you're a real human being... and hit the submit button. The time and date you submit is automatically recorded.

We've taken the * off the email address field. If you have email please give us your email address. If you don't that's okay. A few of our great gardeners don't have email so we phone them and we can call you.

Wait List Application

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.


Returning Gardeners First

Starting in September returning gardeners will have the chance to renew their garden plots early. An email will go out towards the end of August with details about that.

Gardeners will have until the end of February to renew. After that plots that have not renewed will be offered to people on our wait list.  

Early in March we will be contacting those on the wait list to assign available plots.

When Will I Find Out Whether I Get a Garden Plot?

For the 2019 gardening season, we are carrying over our current waitlist.

Our current gardeners have till February 28th to confirm whether or not they are returning. After that day we will start contacting those on the Wait List by email and telephone.

We will email you or phone you after March 1st to offer you a plot.  You will need to respond within 48 hours to hold your spot on the list.  After that we will move on to email or phone the next person in line.

If you email or call after the 48 hour waiting period, and we still have an opening, we are happy to assign you a plot. There is no guarantee that you will receive a plot, the garden requested (McLaughlin or Riverside or the type of plot (raised or ground).    Plot condition is as is.  This is subject to availability.

Hopefully everyone who wants a garden will be able to get one. But if you don't please come to the garden anyway and enjoy just being there. Our Food Forest sections of both gardens are there for the whole community to enjoy and harvest. There's not much of a harvest yet but in a few years... So keep in touch!

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Plot Fees for 2019

In 2017 we had some massive water bills due to leaks at both gardens and some misunderstandings at McLaughlin that led to our metered water being used by the berm contractor to establish plant materials on the SW berm.

We're still a tad nervous about water bills. We've already had leaks at Riverside so we won't set our plot fees until we've had a chance to look more closely at our water bills for this season. Soon though...