Senator Henry M. Jackson Park Community Garden

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Grow your own food and flowers!

 

2016 Garden Application and Agreement Form

All 10x12 plots have been reserved for the 2016 season. Please add your name to the waitlist for 2017! Call 425-257-8300 ext. 2 or do it on-line under registration for activities - #91621. 

Timeline


Now:

Submit your application as soon as possible

Payment due date:

$29 fee to be paid with application - scholarships available

April 1-Oct. 31:

Plots available to garden

June 30:

 Last day to apply for a plot in 2016
 

Volunteer Work Parties

 
W, Oct 12, 4-6pm - Put gardens to bed
Sa, Oct 29, 9am-noon - Finish all gardens/Put to bed for winter
Frequently Asked Questions 
How does the community garden work?
The Henry M. Jackson Community Gardens are open City of Everett residents for individual use. The gardens are a community driven effort. Staff will coordinate with a group of dedicated volunteer gardeners to develop and manage the program. Volunteer hours are required by all gardeners. Garden plots are available April 1–Oct 31 of each year.

How are plots assigned?


Plots will be allocated via a lottery drawing on Feb. 12. Any plots still available are assigned on a first-come basis.

What are the rules


See the application form above.
 

What size are the plots?


10 X 12 ground level plots OR 5 X 5 raised beds for low mobility residents only. 

How much is a plot?


$29 per season (April 1–Oct 31) Payable in full within 2 weeks of receiving a plot number. Scholarships are available.

How do I reserve a plot?


Gardeners can reserve a plot on or after January 8, 2016 by submitting the application form above. 

What if I can’t afford to pay for a plot?

 
Scholarships are available to those who might not be able to participate because of financial constraints.

What can I grow?
Any vegetables, small fruits, flowers or herbs you choose. Just remember if something grows fast and spreads you must contain it. No trees, shrubs or invasive plants are allowed, including those listed on the Washington State Noxious Weed list, marijuana or opium poppies.

Can I sell what I grow?


No. The sale of what you grow is not permitted. We encourage the donation of extra produce to the food bank

How much volunteer time is required each season?


To participate each gardener needs to contribute a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time to the program. Tending to your designated garden plot is not applied to your 8 hour minimum. Several work parties will be scheduled during spring and summer to provide opportunities to meet the 8 hour commitment. Currently scheduled work parties are tentatively scheduled for: March 16, 23, April 13, May 18, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 12 and 29. 
  

Are any or the plots accessible?


Yes, we have 8 raised beds. Handicapped individuals and individuals with low mobility have first priority use of the raised beds. If demand exceeds supply handicapped individuals will have priority use.

Who do I contact for more information?


425-257-8300 ext 2, M-F, 9-5:30, recreation@everettwa.gov

Why would my gardening privileges be revoked?


If you do not actively work your garden, and the weeds are invading the common areas or their seeds are in danger of spreading to other gardens, you will be asked to take care of the situation. If you do not, or violate other garden rules, your gardening privileges may be revoked without a refund 
 
Volunteers are welcome! 
Volunteers are needed to assist with garden oversight, contacting gardeners for work parties, tracking volunteer hours, keeping an extra eye on the communal garden areas etc. Please contact the Recreation Office at 425-257-8300 ext. 2 if you are interested.