Plants sown in the communal areas are just that: communal. These plots are designed to offer everyone — the general public, members, or people who simply wish to garden sparingly —a place to grow and harvest food. To ensure best farming practices, our communal plots are planned each season by members of the Communal and Maintenance team with input from the general garden. Garden and community members may not plant in communal beds without approval of the Communal and Maintenance team. All community members are welcomed to assistant in maintenance of community plots, following the lead of the Communal and Maintenance team. Garden members and regular volunteers are welcome to harvest freely from the communal beds only, with the understanding that we all must take only our fair share.
Harvest for the general public
Beginning in June, there will be a weekly harvest of produce growing at 462HCF. Produce will be sold on a suggested sliding scale of $1-$5. The purpose of this is harvest is:
- To help make 462HCF a more self-sustaining operation
- To provide produce that is affordable for all community members
- To ensure consistent harvests and encourage good farming practices.
We adhere to organic growing practices. Application of chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers anywhere in the garden, or use chemically treated wood for garden beds is strictly forbidden. 462 Halsey is in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7B. We use recycled materials whenever possible and we constantly strive to minimize our environmental impact via rainwater collection, composting, and more. We adhere to organic growing practices; we do not apply chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers anywhere in the garden, or use chemically treated wood for garden beds.
There is no growing of illegal plants in 462 Halsey Community Garden.