Outreach Community Garden, Rose Community Garden, Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

We are very grateful for this opportunity to garden in these spaces. Those that are interested in gardening with us can apply via an annual rental agreement here:

Various rules and policies have been established to manage the UNG garden spaces. These gardens are created on private property that has been leased to the UNG via unique lease agreements for each property.

Before applying to garden, please become familiar with the garden policies that govern the garden in which you are interested. These gardens are unique as they are not public land nor underwritten by any organization or the City. As the leaseholder of these properties, the UNG has the nonexclusive authority to determine which of its members shall be permitted to the properties subject to the terms of the specific license agreement. Renters of the property (gardeners) do so at their sole risk and accept the property and all aspects thereof in an  “AS IS” condition without warranties either expressed or implied.

Below is a high level summary of some of the policies that govern for you to consider in your decision to apply. These are stated for clarity in gardening in these three locations. Please see the annual rental agreement for additional details of the policies that apply to the gardens. All policies and rules have been established by UNG and the landowners to protect and secure the safety of all. If you are interested in joining our gardens we highly suggest you first read about the garden policies and rules to make sure these gardens and community gardening is right for you.

These gardens have been established for members of the neighborhood in the East Central Community geographical area but if space is available are also open to other members of the wider community.

Assignments are made in order of a complete application (including garden fees) no later than March 1st each year.
Plots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and limited to one plot per household. The Fall clean-up deadline is November 1st.
New gardeners must attend an in garden orientation and plot assignment before beginning to garden.


Gardeners may reapply for the same plot for follow on  years if all gardener requirements are met. Same plot assignments are not guaranteed. Renewal forms are sent to eligible gardeners in October. Garden fees are subject to change annually depending on the cost of maintenance and administrative fees. Rental fees are non-refundable.
Proxy gardening or subletting of plots is not permitted.
Garden maintenance is the collective responsibility of all gardeners, and requires your volunteer commitment. In addition to tending your own plot and the immediate surrounding area, you are expected to contribute at least 6 hours per season to tend common areas or participate in special projects that benefit the garden as a whole.


Report any unlawful activity in or near the garden to the Salt Lake Police.
All gardeners are required to be signed up to the garden’s email google group, which is used for official
notifications and garden-related discussions such as suggestions, concerns, questions and random discussions. Short day to day communication between gardeners on topics such as seed sharing, vacation notice are handled via text group for each UNG garden.

While gardener input is welcome, the garden manager oversees all administrative and financial aspects of the garden.  and makes all final garden management decisions within the terms of the license agreement.


Garden hours are from sunrise to sunset.

Each garden is locked and 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 via the garden email system before they enter the garden. Registration is simple. Send an email to the group email address listing dates and names. Working in the garden requires an end user agreement.

All special events, or family gatherings must be first approved by the Garden Manager.

Plots and the surrounding area must be clear of all weeds by April 1, and gardens need to be planted from end-to-end by June 1st.

Monthly review of plots is conducted between the 14th and 20th of each month.

Garbage is disposed in the trash receptacles specific to each garden.

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


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