Welcome to ABC Community Gardens

Liability Waiver and Garden Policies

Liability Waiver

I, __________________________________ have reviewed, understand, and agree to abide by the policies relative to use of the                        ABC Community Garden
Contract Information

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Email _________________________________________ (used only for routine garden communication)
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Garden Policies
Our goal is to make our garden a place where it's members can grow and enjoy their plots. We wish to make our garden a place of beauty for the community. Because the garden plots are open to any members of the community the following policies will be enforced:

1. Keep your plot and the area around it weed-free, so seeds don't spread to other gardens. Plants need to be kept within the boundary of your plot and paths kept clear for hoses and other gardeners. Plant tall crops only where they will not shade neighboring plots.
2. We encourage only organic products. Do not use fertilizers, insecticides or weed repellants that will in any way affect other plots.
3. The fee for the garden plot is due when your application is submitted. If there are not plots available or your application does not meet the garden requirements a refund will be given, otherwise, no refund will be given. Fee's are per growing season, and per plot to help cover garden expenses.
4. When your garden plot is assigned, it must be cultivated and some planting done within 2 weeks. If your plot becomes unkempt, a 1 week's notice will be given to clean it up, after that the plot will be reassigned or go back to ABC Community Garden.
5. Conserve water when possible by use of watering cans, and spray nozzles/wands. Do not let water run unattended. Coil hoses after using.
6. Use of communal tools must only be on premises and cleaning and returning them to the storage shed should be done at the end of each day. Tools will be stored and unavailable in the off-season: October - March.
7. Pets must be leashed when in the garden and kept out of other's gardens. Pick up after your pets and dispose of waste in the trash can not in the compost bins.
8. Compost bins are posted with instructions on materials that can be composted. Any other trash must be picked up and put in trash cans. Do not dispose of household trash in the ABC Community Garden containers.
9. If you must abandon your plot for any reason, please notify the garden team leader or someone on the ABC Community Garden team from Alliance Bible Church. If vacation plans prevent you from watering or caring for your plot, please notify the team leader so arrangements can be made.

I use this garden at the sole discretion of ABC Community Garden and Alliance Bible Church and agree to abide by its policies and practices. Failure to follow these policies may result in my plot being reassigned.

Signed_____________________________________ Date ________________

I understand that use of ABC Community Garden may be denied if policies or rules are not followed.

I understand that gardening is a potentially hazardous activity and hereby agree to expressly assume and accept all risks associated with gardening and the use of the ABC Community Garden including, but not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, soil conditions, temperature, physical exertion, insect/rodent exposure, chemical exposure and actions of other people.

I understand that my use of the ABC Community Garden is voluntary and I do so at my own risk. In consideration of being allowed to use ABC Community Garden, I hereby agree on behalf of myself and my executor's, etc. to waive, release, and forever discharge ABC Community Garden and Alliance Bible Church, each of its officers, agents, employees, representative, the garden team leader, and all others from any and all responsibilities or liability for injuries (including death), damages or loss including claims or causes of action, including those caused by the negligent acts or omissions of any of those mentioned, resulting from my use of the ABC Community Garden or in any activities connected with the community garden.

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(if two people share a plot, both should sign)