M E M B E R S H I P
Greene Acres is part of the New York Restoration Project, and we are a Greenthumb garden, which means that we are open to the public at least 10 hours a week during the spring, fall and summer. Everyone is welcome to stop in or sit and read under a tree when the garden is open. Children are always welcome, but they must be supervised. Dogs are welcome but must be on leashes.
Greene Acres is an organic garden -- we don't use chemical pesticides or fertilizer anywhere in the garden.
You must be a member of Greene Acres to have your own plot, but lots of people are members just so they can get into the garden whenever they want. Members are required to help maintain common areas, attend most monthly meetings, and host open hours at least 10 hours per season. Membership costs $10 a year, but before you can join the garden you must complete six hours of garden work during public hours. Once you have spent some time working in the garden you can join at any garden meeting. Once you are a member, you can get on the waiting list for your own bed, but if you don't have your own bed or don't have time to care for a whole bed yourself, 2/3 of the garden is set aside as common space that everyone can tend.