Membership

Crowley Station Community Garden membership is open to all members of the public. Registration for returning members in good standing begins in February/March, please watch for an email from garden leaders.

New members are encouraged to apply for a plot as soon as possible.  Empty plots are filled from a wait list on a first come, first serve basis. Garden leaders will have a better idea of availability for new members after March. You can apply for a plot here. If you have difficulty accessing the form please email us at crowleystationgarden@gmail.com.

Plot Assignments

Plot assignments will be given in first come, first serve in the following order of preference:
1.  Members in good standing from the previous season
2.  Those on the wait list.

There is one “no-bend” plot for those with need. Please notify the leadership team if you’d like to request this plot. Keep in mind that the site itself has a few steps. After you receive your assignment, you can see which bed is yours on our Garden Map. Plots are named for streets found in the First Settlement Neighborhood.

CrowleyStationCommunityGardenMap

Plot Size

Plots are defined as a two-foot by eight-foot raised bed. Small round planters are planted to flowers & herbs for pollinators each year.

Plot Fees

Plot fees are due yearly at the Garden Opening Day and are non-refundable.  For those who are able, donations beyond the required fees are greatly appreciated, and will help fund future improvements to Crowley Station Community Garden. If multiple gardeners are using a single plot, please add all incomes together to determine plot fee.

Use the following sliding scale based on your total annual income to determine your plot fee. A similar fee scale is used in other community gardens in Madison, Wisconsin and was adjusted for the size of gardens available.

Total Annual Income

<$30,000

$30,001-$47,000

>$47,000

Plot Fee

$15

$25 $40

Volunteer Hours

Each member is encouraged to volunteer at the garden to make the space successful. Members can find a Task List on the garden sign and on the garden’s google drive account. Please fill in your name when you complete a task each month.

Membership Agreements

When you sign up for a plot at Crowley Station Community Garden you are agreeing to adhere to the policies on the Welcome Packet and on this website. Since this is a public space you understand that there is a risk of theft and vandalism. You understand the Water Utility reserves the right to restrict access to the gardens and to relocate or remove items from the deck in order to perform required maintenance at the site. In an emergency this could happen with very little or no notice. You agree that you will be diligent in caring for your plot and the garden as a whole. You agree to work with the other members to create a beautiful, productive, and welcoming garden.

The Welcome Packet has further rules and guidelines for all gardeners. Be sure to reference the most up to date one on the Garden Google Drive.

Membership Resources on Garden Google Drive

Events

Due to Covid-19 and a smaller leadership team, events are severely reduced for the 2020 season. Be sure to practice social distancing when you visit the garden and bring your own tools and supplies to further the slow of Covid-19. You’ll find all event details on the google calendar for the garden on the right hand side of this website.

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