Our Garden Policies

Our Garden Policies

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GARDEN POLICIES updated January 2017

Various rules and policies have been established to manage this garden space. All policies and rules have been established to ensure compliance with the lease agreement, protect and secure the safety of all and provide a positive gardening experience for all those who participate.

If you are interested in joining our garden we highly suggest you first read about the garden policies and rules to make sure this garden is right for you.

This garden is being shared by the lease holder with members of the University Neighborhood Community. If plots become available that are not utilized, additional assignments maybe made at the discretion of the lease holder.

Applications for each new year must be received by March 15th. Assignments will be made in order of a complete application (including garden fees,) no later than March 31. Plot assignment are made annually.
Plots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Assignment for 2017 are made as follows: UNC residents, returning gardeners in good standing, ECC residents, UNC businesses. If space permits those that work within the UNC or are from other neighborhoods may apply for an annual membership.
New gardeners must attend an in person garden orientation and plot assignment before beginning to garden. A garden plot fee is required and are subject to change annually. No refunds are issued for for any reason for plot fees after April 15th. The Fall clean-up deadline is November 1st.

Proxy gardening or subletting of plots is not permitted.
Garden maintenance is the collective responsibility of all gardeners, and requires  volunteer commitment. In addition to tending your own plot, you are expected to contribute at least 6 hours per season (spring, summer, fall)  to tend common areas or participate in special projects that benefit the garden as a whole.
An signed end user agreement is part of the application process. By signing the application you agree to have read and abide by all terms of the agreement and web posts.


Report any unlawful activity in or near the garden to the Salt Lake Police.

Gardener input and participation in common projects are welcome. The lease holder oversees all administrative and financial aspects of the garden.


Garden hours are from sunrise to sunset.

The 300 South gate is to remain closed with no fence hopping. It is the responsibility of each gardener to ensure that all locks for water and the main gate are in place if they are the last one out.

The garden maintains a NO SMOKING, NO PET policy.

All guests or family must be registered BEFORE they enter the garden.

All special events, or family gatherings must be first approved by the lease holder.

You must clear your plot/surrounding area of weeds by May 1, and plant your garden from end-to-end by June 1st.

Monthly review of plots is conducted between the 14th and 20th of each month to ensure maintenance of  your assigned plot and the surrounding area.

Garbage is disposed in the trash receptacles to the south of the garden.

Violating any garden policies may result in immediate loss of garden privileges and forfeiture of crops. Your plot fee will not be returned. The UNC and or lease holder reserves the right to make changes or exceptions to these policies at any time.








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