Current Gardeners

Important Dates for 2020:



  • June 1st, gardens must be ready to be planted – areas around the bed and in the bed have been weeded and the soil is ready, the bed does NOT need to be planted


  • June 15th – 19th, the first round of garden reviews


  • August 10th – 17th, the second round of garden reviews


  • November 2nd – 9th, the third round of garden reviews



 Garden clean-ups for the spring are June 1st.


Garden clean-ups are due on November 1st. Our guide to cleaning up is here.




Gardener Handbook



Please refer to our handbook for information about gardening at the Community Gardens including our rules and regulations, important contact numbers, and how to get the best out of your garden.



Garden Handbook




RFSS Community Gardener Resources:


Resources for current gardeners can be found here. We outline what is allowed and what is not in the community gardens.


New Gardeners:


A guide to get you started gardening in addition to the handbook found here.




Garden Reviews



We have 3 review periods each growing season. Please ensure that your plot is ready to go prior to the review period. You can find out what we will be looking for here.



Spring: 1st Round – May 20th – May 27th

                 2nd Round – June 18th – June 25th

Summer: 1st Round – August 7th to August 14th

                     2nd Round – September 4th to September 14th

Autumn: 1st Round – November 1st to November 8th

                   2nd Round – November 25th to December 5th



Find our outline of how to prepare your garden for the winter here.



 You can also check our event calendar for any upcoming Community Garden event here.



Garden Plot Renewals


Current community gardeners who are in good standing (no overdue garden rule violations)  will always have the opportunity to renew the same garden plot for the following season. Garden plot renewals happen during the winter and gardeners must agree to the community garden Rules & Agreement and pay the yearly fee.

For gardeners looking to renew their plot, find out how much your plot is here. Please read the rules and agreement here, and once you accept at the bottom of the page, you will be directed to our login page where you can enter in your information.

Garden plots must be renewed every year in January.



Ready to renew your plot for next season?


Find out how much your plot is here if you’re ready to renew your plot. Then, read the rules and agreement here, and once you accept at the bottom of the page, you will be directed to our login page where you can enter in your information.



Garden Plot Transfers


Current community gardeners can request to transfer to a different plot or garden site. Transfer requests can be made any time of the year and we will try to accommodate requests for the following gardening season. Gardeners on the transfer list are prioritized and will be offered an available plot before it is offered to an individual on the community garden waitlist.



If you are a current gardener and would like to transfer to a different plot, please email the Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator with the following



  • Your name
  • Current garden site and plot number
  • The garden site you would like to transfer to
  • What size of plot you would like







We offer subsidized rates to those for whom cost may be a barrier.  Simply contact us and request a subsidized rate of 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%.  There is no need to provide detailed information; we trust that folks will only request a subsidy if they need it.  While we attempt to accommodate all subsidy requests, we reserve the right to limit the number of subsidies provided.


We also appreciate donations from other gardeners or the public to help cover these costs