See Russell Farm Supervisor
The public area of Russell Farm, 405 West County Road 714, comprises about 11 acres which are home to the Russell Farm community garden. The garden area will be open daily, except for Sundays, for garden members and volunteers. Children under 18 are welcome in the garden but they must be accompanied by an adult.
The annual individual
plot-rental fee is $50 for a 5-foot by 8-foot plot or $90 for a 5-foot
by 16-foot plot. The garden fee covers the garden plot with organic top
soil medium added, water, and liability insurance. There is also a
1-time plot cleanup deposit of $20.
There are a few
scholarships available. Recipients of those scholarships, which cover
the annual $50 fee and an annual tool fee of $20, will be asked to
donate 4 hours of volunteer time monthly.
Garden members may bring their own tools or choose to be part of the
tool cooperative ($20 fee). If you rent a plot, you are responsible for
maintaining your own beds and providing your own plants and seeds. You
are also free to harvest your own crop. If you can’t use all of your
harvest, the food will be donated to an area food bank.