Prospective garden members must complete 6 hours of garden work during at least one work day. Work days are held the Saturday following the second Monday of each month (that is, the Saturday following the meeting) and as needed, and are listed on our calendar. If you cannot make a work day, contact a garden member to arrange another time to work. The task list for each work day is decided at the preceding meeting, but always includes picking up trash, pulling weeds, filling the water barrels, and watering the trees.
Looking for a place to drop kitchen scraps? You can join Greene Acres as a composting member. You won't have to attend meetings or host open hours, but you will have to help on at least one composting work day per year. If you actively help maintain the bins and turn the compost, you can take a bit home for your own use. A compost membership gets you a key to the garden and costs $5 per year, which we use to pay for keys, signs, outreach and hardware.
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.