Aurora Community Garden – Application Form 2019

Aurora Gardener Application Form 2019
Please submit completed form by Monday, April 1st, 2019

Our garden grows with your support!

Below, please check off which volunteer task(s) you will be spending your minimum of 5 hours on:

Help maintain the compost system, turn bins, monitor moisture
Clean/organize shed and repair tools as needed
Maintain the pathways, spread mulch, control weeds
Lend a helping hand to your neighbours at the garden! Help water when others are away on vacation, operate wheelbarrows for those who are unable, etc.
Dates to be determined
Full size (10'x20') and half size (10'x10') are available. Please note below if you would like to change your plot size.

York Region Food Network provides seeds and resources at our office location Seed Library (350 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON) and at the Newmarket Seed Library (Newmarket Public Library - 438 Park Ave). We welcome you to visit and pick up seeds at either location!


Thank you for being a part of our garden community! Participating in this community garden is one way to care for our health, our environment and our community. It is important to us to recognize that the garden is located on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinaabe peoples. We are continually working on making the gardens and programming as accessible as possible so that all members of the community can participate. If you know of any planned vacation dates, have any accessibility needs or general questions and concerns throughout the season, please feel free to contact our Garden Coordinator, Jessica at (905) 841-3101 x 208 or

Important Dates:

Monday, April 1st, 2019: Last day to return signed application and agreement form

Sunday, June 9th, 2019: Last day for plots to be started (untouched plots after this will be redistributed to the next person on the waiting list)

Sunday, October 20th, 2019: Plots to be cleaned and cleared (except cool season crops)

Sunday, November 17th, 2019: Cool season crops to be harvested and plot fully cleared

General Guidelines

  • Plots and surrounding pathway should be weeded and maintained all season
  • Please notify the Garden Coordinator if you are experiencing any difficulty with managing your plot or if you wish to give up your plot
  • Please respect your neighbours by keeping all plants, fencing and items inside your plot boundary

Caring for our Safety

  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn at the garden
  • Pets must be on a leash, under control and with you at all times
  • Garden tools/equipment should be handled safely and carefully
  • You are responsible for children/guests who are with you. Please notify guests of all guidelines
  • Pathways should be kept free of any tripping hazards such as hoses, materials and tools

Caring for our Environment

  • Water should be used wisely. Share taps with neighbours and turn off tightly after each use
  • Invasive plants should be potted. Please refrain from planting them in the ground
  • We encourage organic practices in the garden. Please contact the Garden Coordinator for help with organic pest control, disease control and fertilizers
  • Animal and rodent traps are not allowed in the garden

Caring for our Community

  • Waste plants should be disposed of in the designated pile
  • Tools are shared by all members. When not in use, please clean and return tools to the shed
  • Help keep the entire community garden clear of trash. Garbage and personal items must be taken with you when you leave
  • Only harvest from your own plot
  • Please be mindful of items and tall plants that may shade your neighbour’s plots
  • We ask members to volunteer a minimum of five hours in our committees throughout the season

I understand that neither York Region Food Network nor the land owners are responsible for my actions. I therefore agree to hold harmless York Region Food Network and the land owners for any liability, damage, loss or claim that occurs in connection with the use of the garden by me, my group, family or guests. I have read, understood and agree to abide with all of the above,

By clicking submit, I agree I have read, understood and agree to abide with all of the above,

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