Rules of the Garden

    • Enjoy the plants and flowers, do not pick.
    • Food & beverages permitted, but take your food garbage when you go. SOON we’ll have composting and recycling bins for paper and plastic.
    • Borrow and return all garden tools to storage container. Garden tool donations are always welcome.
    • Dogs allowed on short leash. If others are in the garden, be considerate, check with their doggy comfort-level. And please clean up after your pet.
    • Children are welcome, but please supervise them. No picking flowers, pulling out plants, throwing dirt, etc.
    • If new members do not want the existing plant in your planter, donate it back to the garden and email Vicki
    • Regularly water, weed & maintain your individual planter, as well as adopted community stone planters.
    • Help us water and weed the community stone planters. Would you like to adopt a community stone planter with other friends to water and weed?
    • Help us keep the whole garden clean, use community trash bins, always use trash bag liners (refills are in plastic storage containers).
    • Trash loves our garden and blows in daily.  Please help us keep the garden clean, pick up any garbage inside & directly outside garden fence/gate.
    • Double check, is the water OFF?
    • Lock the garden properly when leaving.
    • Adoption of community planters can require many actions — weeding, watering, and dead heading are generally non-controversial, but in the future after identifying potential candidates for more radical actions including pruning, trimming and/or removal of trees, shrubs and other garden perennials in the community planters, please take the time to circulate your thoughts and plans for a week or so on the garden yahoo group to give more people get a chance to weigh in. Several of our gardeners are extremely experienced and some are in the profession. These include Libby, Marisa, and Alan. Please seek consensus before clipping limbs and branches in the future”.

Non-members welcome with a garden member. Do not give your keys to others without notifying the group.

The garden is the property of the Transit Authority and provides access to their substation facility as well. In our lease, the MTA asks that only garden members be given a key. When the last member leaves, the gate should be chained and locked until another member arrives. The garden is open to the full community whenever a member with a key has opened it and is inside working or enjoying it. However, when the member with a key leaves, it is their responsibility to lock the gate. Therefore all non key holders who are in the garden must leave at that time so that the garden can be properly locked.

If anything is confusing please, let us know. Call 917-774-6633 and ask for Vicki.


3 Responses to Rules of the Garden

  1. Greta says:

    Are you still accepting new members? We we are interested in joining. Thanks!

  2. Pingback: Spring 2013 Meeting Time/Date! | Welcome to The Transit Garden!

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