of the Forest Street
to the 2016 Garden Season
2016 seasonal work/volunteer days:
2016 to be determined:
~ Wednesdays 6:00pm - done
~ Saturdays 6:00pm - done
Community Harvest Days are Mondays
weather permitting from 10:00-11:00
~ Harvest will be donated to the Community
info:Tami Schraufnagel - 715-835-2604
Claire Community Garden
The goal of the Eau Claire Community Garden is to
provide an area for individuals and families to
garden, obtain food locally, build community friendships
and share and grow gardening skills.
A single garden plot will be approximately 20x20'
multiple (contiguous & non-contiguous) garden
plots may also be available. Plots designed for
special needs may also be available. If you have
specific needs please state them on your application;
attempts to make reasonable accommodations will
be made. The annual fee for each 20x20' plot is
$30.00 to be paid at the time of application. Gardeners
from year one will have first opportunity to continue
their garden plots for the following year. (Keep
in mind that plants need to be rotated in order
to grow the best plants possible.) Their plot will
be reserved for them as soon as payment for the
following year is made.
The Eau Claire Community Garden Association would
like to encourage all plot holders to give some
of their harvest to the hungry. There will be a
donation bin at the garden and all donated produce
will be given to the Community Table. Please compost
spoiled or over ripe produce in the compost pile.
Claire Community Garden Guidelines
note that we are still growing (no pun intended)
and it is a learning process. If you have any suggestions
or comments please kindly share them! We are looking
forward to many years of happy gardening and to
growing gardening in our community.
Guidelines and Responsibilities
I plan to attend the work weekend in May or will
speak to the Garden Coordinator regarding work
opportunities. (Is this covered at the 2nd to
last bullet point?)
will plant my garden promptly.
will harvest all my plant material at the end
of season as directed by gardening coordinator.
will prepare my plot for ground cover as directed
by the Garden Coordinator.
will compost all plant material and carry out
all garbage. I will not put trash in the compost
will maintain my garden plot, including weeding.
I will be notified if my plot is excessively weedy
and will be given a reasonable period to clean
it up. If I do not comply, my plot may be forfeited.
will only use organic, short-term biodegradable
mulches (ex. straws, grasses, leaves, bark, etc).
Sheet metal, styrofoam, plastics and other similar
materials will not be permitted.
will not plant trees, shrubs, etc. in the community
will not use synthetic (non-organic) chemicals.
For the health of our community, it is the goal
of the community garden to have a natural garden,
only natural defenses against insects and disease
may be used.
I will plant only annual plants (or remove and
over-winter perennial plants elsewhere).
will not extend my garden past the plot markers;
or will be asked to remove plants that extend
past the markers. If not done in a two week period,
plants may be removed without warning.
will keep aisles and walkways free of tools and
weeds. I will not plant invasive species such
as mint, comfrey etc. as this may spread to other
areas of the garden.
I must abandon my garden, I will notify the Garden
Coordinator as soon as possible.
will not bring pets to the garden.
will volunteer one day at the beginning of the
season and end of the season to clean up the gardens.
understand that neither the Eau Claire Community
Garden Association nor the City of Eau Claire are
responsible for my actions. I THEREFORE AGREE TO
HOLD HARMLESS THE EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY GARDEN ASSOCIATION
AND CITY OF EAU CLAIRE (OWNERS OF THE LAND) FOR
ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGE, LOSS OR CLAIM THAT OCCURS
IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE GARDEN BY ME OR ANY
OF MY GUESTS AS SIGNED ON THE EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY
GARDEN APPLICATION & HOME HARMLESS AGREEMENT
will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
Gardeners should tell organizers what they plan
to grow. Plots need to be rotated based on what
has been grown in each plot to minimize chances
for disease and maximize probability for yield.
We will make every attempt to accommodate everyone's
requests and try to fill plots in a fair manner.
Claire Community Garden Etiquette:
Introduce yourself and build a stronger community!!
planting tall crops, do so where they won't shade
other garden plots.
and maintain your garden regularly as weed seeds
quickly spread and make more work for other gardeners.
pests and diseased plants often as they also quickly
borrow tools from another gardener without permission.
not pick any planting from another plot even if
you think that plot has been abandoned or neglected.
walk with care, and do not trample surrounding
plants in another plot.
not remove plot markers, if you are unsure of
your boundaries please contact the Garden Coordinator.
are welcome at the Community Garden; however please
watch them and monitor their activities so that
they do not disturb fellow gardeners or their
personal music players instead of radios in the
garden and please no loud cell phone use.
not bring pets to the gardening area.
all rocks removed from your garden in the designated
you have a concern or issue with a gardening neighbor
please address it with him/her in a neighborly
manner. If the issue cannot be resolved, please
contact the Garden Coordinator to aid in the matter