The Esquimalt Community Gardens Society is now accepting applications for a plot at Anderson Park. Apartment dwellers are prioritized for a plot, but residents that are renting in a house and have no access to a yard are also eligible. Expressions of interest are recommended to be submitted by email on Friday June 11 at 5pm. The deadline for applications (including payment) is Wednesday, June 16 at 5pm. If there is greater demand for plots than supply available, and applicants meet the selection criteria outlined below, a lottery may be held.
The criteria for selection of members include the following:
1. Esquimalt resident
2. Living radius (closest to the garden)
3. Willingness to volunteer- which includes that the plot owner agrees to share responsibility with other members in the general up-keep and maintenance of the garden and participate in some public events (times are flexible)
4. Reside in an apartment building / rent in a house that doesn't have access to a yard
5. Year round use of the plot (there will be workshops that teach winter and fall gardening)
Plots have an annual membership fee of $60 which cover the basic expenses of maintaining the garden, such as water and insurance. The initial payment will be valid until May 24th, 2011.
If you are interested in membership only (open to all), no plot (which covers access to workshops and volunteering) the annual fee is $5; and this covers personal injury insurance.