Located in T. W. Briscoe Park at the corner of Magnolia Road and Sawyer Parkway, Snellville Georgia
2018-2019 Garden Rules & Application
 
P.O. Box 669, Snellville, GA 30078
(770) 972-0518
Website: www.snellvillecommunitygarden.com

While we set rules to ensure a quality experience for all,
our goal is to create a garden where the participants learn from
 each other, enjoy gardening and benefit from the gardening experience.
Suggestions from any of our gardeners are welcome at any time.

The Community Garden @ Snellville (hereafter referred to collectively as “The Garden”) is operated as a
sustainable garden. Any chemicals and materials used must be on The Garden’s Approved Materials List.
A current Approved Materials List may be found posted at The Garden and on the website. The plot leasee(s) will hereafter be referred to collectively as “The Gardener”.

1.    This is an annual contract for a garden plot and is valid for a period of 12 months, beginning April 1, 2018
    and expiring March 31, 2019. A signed, completely filled out garden application is required. A
    non-refundable, nontransferable gardening fee is required for each plot. Plots are assigned on a first-come
    first-served basis with priority given to city residents. Gardening fees include the use of land; utilities,
    when available; and compost and mulch, also when available.

2.    Gardening and access to The Garden are allowed only during regular T. W. Briscoe Park hours. Each
    Gardener will be given a combination in order to enter The Garden. Please do not share the combination
    with others and help maintain proper security.

3.    In order to keep the common areas of The Garden maintained, all Gardeners agree to participate in 6 hours
    of community garden service per year.

4.    Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages (except for special events approved in writing by the Community
    Garden @ Snellville), or use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited on garden property. Gardening while
    under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs is also strictly prohibited.

5.    Respect for other Gardeners at all times is required and abusive or profane language and any discrimination
    against others is prohibited.

6.    Upon the request of our gardeners, we are changing our policy on pets. Pets will be allowed in The Garden
    as long as they are leashed and controlled. The pets must not be allowed near other gardener’s beds, must
    show no aggression to others and the owner must clean up any deposits made by the pets. This new policy
    will be on a “trial” basis. If any of the pets do any damage, leave any messes, or if they become a nuisance
    to other gardeners or to the garden maintenance, we will revert to the original “no pets” policy.

7.    Children and guests are welcome at The Garden, but only when accompanied by The Gardener. Proper
    behavior is expected and required and The Gardener is responsible for the behavior of children and/or
    guests.

8.    Once assigned, a plot shall be properly maintained within two weeks. Plots will be kept planted, watered,
    harvested, weeded and mulched (including pathways around your plot) and free of dead plant material (other
    than compost). A neat, attractive, cared-for appearance in the garden area is desired and required. Plots
    will not be left fallow or unused, and must be properly maintained all year long. Plots will remain free of
    weeds, pests and diseases. The soil/compost material in the beds is the property of the Garden and may not
    be removed.

9.    Be considerate of your neighbors. Do not plant sprawling or tall crops that might interfere with other
    plots. Plantings that extend beyond the assigned plot or interfere with other plots may be cut back to the
    proper boundaries by the Garden Management.

10.    If a plot becomes neglected, every effort will be taken by the Garden Management to notify the plot leasee.
    (Please make sure that you have a current email address and phone number on file with Garden
    Management.) A $25 fee may be assessed if bed is not kept properly maintained. All determinations will be
    determined by the Garden Management. In addition, a yellow stake will be placed in the neglected bed for
    two weeks. At the end of the two week period if the neglect is not corrected, a red stake will replace the
    yellow stake, signaling that the neglected bed is abandoned and has reverted to the The Garden. Once the
    neglected bed has reverted to The Garden, the leasee will loose all gardening privileges. Any produce from
    the reverted bed will be harvested for donation and the bed may be either cared for or tilled in at the total
    discretion of the Garden Management.

11.    Do not plant illegal or poisonous plants. Garden Management will retain the right to decide whether a plant
    is appropriate for The Garden.

12.    Any activity inconsistent with gardening shall not be allowed in the garden area and may result in loss of
    gardening privileges.

13.    Harvest only from your assigned plot. Gardeners harvesting from other plots without permission will lose
    gardening privileges in addition to any other remedies available by law.

14.    Place all approved waste (see the Approved Materials List) in designated compost areas only. Place all
    non-compost waste in appropriate waste containers.

15.    Water conservation is required at The Garden. Please turn off hoses and properly mulch your plot. Please
    return and recoil hoses to their designated areas.

16.    If you must abandon the plot for any reason, please notify the Garden Management immediately.

17.    The Community Garden @ Snellville cannot guarantee protection against vandalism or theft. Any vandalism
     or theft should be reported to the Garden Management immediately. Any items left at the plot are at
    Gardener’s own risk and will be deemed abandoned at the conclusion of the permit term.

18.    The Community Garden @ Snellville Garden Rules are subject to change at any time. The Garden
    Management reserves the right to enforce the rules and is the ultimate authority in any dispute. The Garden
    Management also reserves the right to revoke plot membership and access for failure to comply with
    The Garden rules.


2018-2019 Community Garden Application Form

P.O. Box 669, Snellville, GA 30078
(770) 972-0518
Website: www.snellvillecommunitygarden.com

Application must be filled out completely.
Application & Release and Waiver of Liability
must be signed by all Gardeners.
Payment must accompany application.


Date _______________________________

Full Name _________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________    

Street Address
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

City   ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone Numbers:  Days __________________   Evenings __________________  Cell    

Email Address   ______________________________________________________________________________________
Please note: email is the primary form of communication used and will be used only for garden purposes.

Emergency Contact (other than applicant):

  Name  ____________________________________________________     Phone Number _________________________
If you are sharing a plot with other Gardeners, please provide their name(s) and email address(es) and phone number(s).
Also, all Gardeners must sign the bottom of this application and the Release and Waiver of Liability Section

  Name  ________________________________     Email _____________________  Phone Number ________________

  Name _________________________________    Email _____________________  Phone Number ________________
Requested Plot Size: (One plot per family until May 5th. If any plots are available after May 5th you may apply for
                                    additional plots.)
_____  4’ x 8’ – (Fee - Resident $35.00 – Non-resident $50.00)
_____  4’ x 12’ – (Fee - Resident $50.00 – Non-resident $65.00)
_____  8’ x 8’ – (Fee - Resident $65.00 – Non-resident $80.00)

Additional Information:
_____ ______  Snellville City Resident   _____  I have special needs to be considered when being assigned a plot    
   
   
Gardening Experience:
______  Beginner            _____  Moderately Experienced            _____  Experienced             _____  Master Gardener

Please list your name(s) as you would like it to appear in the Community Garden @ Snellville directory.   
   
_____  Please do not include my name and/or information in the directory.


This Application and Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) executed on this ____________________ day of ___________________________, 20_______, by the plot leasee(s) (hereafter collectively known as “The Gardener”) in favor of the Community Garden @ Snellville, the Snellville Tourism and Trade Association, The City of Snellville and any of their agents and/or the owners of the land (hereafter collectively known as “The Garden”).

The Gardener desires to participate in The Garden and engage in the activities related to being a Gardener and/or volunteer at The Garden.

The Gardener hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release under the following terms:

I (we) have read and understood The Garden Rules of The Garden, and understand that failure to follow the rules will result in the loss of gardening privileges and forfeiture of my garden plot.

I (we) understand that The Garden is operated on “sustainable” gardening guidelines and I (we) have read and understood the Approved Materials List of The Garden, and understand that failure to follow this list will result in the loss of gardening privileges and forfeiture of my garden plot.

I (we) understand that The Community Garden @ Snellville, the Snellville Tourism and Trade Association, The City of Snellville and any of their agents and/or the owners of the land cannot warrant the viability or
performance of my crops or plantings. No insurance or guaranty is being provided for crops or plantings,

I (we) understand that The Community Garden @ Snellville, the Snellville Tourism and Trade Association, The City of Snellville and any of their agents and/or the owners of the land may take photographs and/or video recordings of my plot, and/or myself, family and/or guests while in the garden. I (we) hereby consent to the use of said images and recordings for promotional purposes

I (we) also understand that neither The Community Garden @ Snellville, the Snellville Tourism and Trade
Association, The City of Snellville and any of their agents and/or the owners of the land accept liability for
incidents which occur while engaged in activities at The Garden. I therefore agree to hold harmless The
Community Garden @ Snellville, the Snellville Tourism and Trade Association, The City of Snellville and any of their agents and/or the owners of the land for any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property
damage, loss or claim that occurs in connection with the use of the garden by me or any of my guests and/or any other person. Each Gardener is expected and encouraged to obtain his/her own medical or health insurance coverage.

I (we) also understand that neither The Community Garden @ Snellville, the Snellville Tourism and Trade
Association, The City of Snellville and any of their agents and/or the owners of the land does not assume any
responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or any other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.

I (we) expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state of Georgia, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Georgia. Gardener agrees that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release shall be held
invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise
affect the remaining provisions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.

Gardener #1 Signature ___________________________________________________ Date ______________________

Gardener #1 Printed Name  __________________________________________________________________________  

Gardener #2 Signature   _________________________________________________    Date ______________________

Gardener #2 Printed Name ___________________________________________________________________________    

Gardener #3 Signature  _________________________________________________     Date ______________________

Gardener #3 Printed Name ___________________________________________________________________________   

Payment Information: Note: Payment must be included with application before application is valid

_____  Cash. Amount __________________   Please do not send cash through the mail

_____  Check enclosed. Amount __________________











  





















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