What is a gardener in “good standing?”

  • MCGA gardeners pay a yearly plot rental fee, fulfill a community service commitment, and actively cultivate from May through October. Currently the yearly rental fee is $75 for a full 10’ x 40’ plot ($37.50 for a half plot).
  • The minimum service commitment is 8 hours for a full plot and 4 hours for a half plot. More hours are appreciated. We maintain our grounds and work the Hopelink garden with your help. We appreciate all that you do throughout the season to help us successfully operate MCGA.
  • The spring cultivation benchmark is May 1. While gardeners are required to cultivate or otherwise maintain their plots from May through October they are encouraged to cultivate year-round.
  • Community service hours must be completed by the end of the last work party in October.