Gary Girton rototilling April 15, 2010

Garden Sign donated to the Community Garden by Joe Kolp from Lynn.

YMCA kids and Shelly Price planting in the Community Garden June 10, 2010

Gary and John working on the shed June 10, 2010.

2010 Community Gardeners

YMCA Kids/ Robert Wolfe                
Ellen Craig/Sheryl Fidler                
Solomon (2)                
Back Plot                                      




2009 gardening year



Download 2010 Application Form

Application Form (PDF)  


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The best community garden in Randolph County

“the best way to fight hunger in the county”

2010 Garden Season

 Name: ________________________________________________________________ 

Organization (if applicable): ________________________________________________ 

Address: ______________________________________________________________ 

Telephone:       days__________________   evenings____________________ 

Email:  _________________________________________________________________ 

Please check all that apply: 

_____ I would like a plot at the Y’s Garden (1521 East Washington Street, Winchester -approx 5 feet by 50 feet) 

_____ I would like to participate through the “Grow an extra row” project.  I plan to grow extra produce in my home garden for the food pantry system. 

_____This is my first year to garden 

_____ I have gardened before  

_____ I had a plot at the YMCA in 2009 

_____ I am physically disabled 

_____ I am a senior citizen 

_____ I would be interested in more than one plot space if available 

_____ I would be interested in doing community service at the garden for the Food Pantry 

_____ I would be interested in an urban plot. 

_____ I would be interested in a half of a plot.

please return this application to: the Winchester Chamber of Commerce, the Winchester Friends Church or the Randolph County YMCA.





The Best Community Garden By-Laws

Gardening hours will be dawn to dusk on Monday through Saturday and 1PM to dusk on Sundays.

Plots must have at least three planted rows by May 15 (weather permitting) of the year or be forfeited to someone on the waiting list.

Plot holders will attend a meeting at the beginning of the year (April 8, 2010 at the YMCA at 7:00 PM) and at the end of the growing season (around Oct. 28, 2010).

Only plants listed under rules and regulations will be approved for planting.

Plot holders promise to devote at least 1-2 hours per week to their own plots and to the overall community garden throughout the growing season.

All paths and plots must be kept free of trash, weeds, etc., by the plot holders. Compost piles will be marked and available for plot holders.

No stealing of anything is permitted. Should it become known that you have taken anything: vegetables, tools, hose, plants or anything else, you will lose your plot immediately.

Crops must be harvested once they are mature. If you do not feel you can use all of harvest, items will be given away or sold for the food pantry at the local farmer’s market on each Saturday during the growing season. Please let your garden coordinator know if you have more than you can use.

If you want someone to work your plot or pick your vegetables when you are sick or away, give that person a signed note.

All plots will be inspected three times during the growing season.  Plots that have not been planted, are weedy, or do not meet the rules and regulations will be notified.  Failure to respond within 7 days will result in forfeiture of the plot.

Participants are encouraged to give a small portion of their harvest or of their time to the food pantry.

Any rules to be added to these by-laws must be approved by a majority of the participating gardeners.

All participants must sign the Release and Waiver of Legal Liability form.

Any conflicts among gardeners will be referred by the coordinators of the garden.

I understand all these rules and regulations and promise to follow them.

Signature of the Gardener__________________________

Date ________________________

Signature of the Coordinator_____________________


Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and Memo of Understanding will be returned to applicant once application is approved at or before the April 8, 2010 meeting at the YMCA.


ByLaws and Release (PDF)