Would you like to garden with us?
Registration for new gardeners is now open. The fastest and best method of registering is through the online form at the bottom of this page. If there are no plots available at the time you register, you may opt to add your name to our waiting list.
When plots are available, we will assign them to new gardeners as they apply. Once you fill out the form and are assigned a plot, you will receive an invoice by email within a week. You must pay by check or online by credit card before you may use your plot. Please note that there is a limit of one plot per person or couple. After a successful year in 2016, the opportunity to add a second plot in 2017 may be available.
Plots are 20’x20’ full plots or 10’x20’ half plots. Either size costs $33 per year if leased before July 15. Senior Citizens (turning 65 or older this year) pay $25. Low-income gardeners enrolled in the SNAP program pay $8 and receive five buckets of free compost ($15 value). Plots leased after July 15 are half price. There is a $10 non-resident surcharge if you do not live in Northampton, Florence or Leeds.
New gardeners must attend an orientation prior to working their plots. These will be scheduled as the season approaches. In addition, there will be an All Gardener Meeting on Saturday, April 16, 10AM at JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge Street, Florence MA. Once you are registered, you can expect to hear about these and other calendar items by email, usually in the Garden Bulletin.
Please see the links on this page for downloadable registration forms, the 2016 Gardener’s Guide, a map of the garden with plots labeled, and a current list of available plots. Registrations will be accepted by mail for those who prefer to print the PDF registration form and mail it with a check, but plot availability is not guaranteed. In the event that no suitable plot is available, payment will be returned.
All question about registration should be directed to Pat James.