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IMPORTANT 2021 DOCUMENTS
PLOT-HOLDER AGREEMENT AND APPLICATION GARDEN EVENTS SCHEDULE BOARD MEMBER CONTACT INFO
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Form and payment must be mailed to arrive before Saturday, April 17, 2020. We suggest they are mailed by April 1. Because of pandemic precautions, we will have no indoors in-person kickoff meeting. We encourage all existing and new members to submit their checks and info via mail. Alternatively members can bring their checks and info to the Penfield Garden Gazebo 10 a.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Plattsburgh Public Library, upstairs meeting room.
City Residents submitting form and payment are drawn first for plots in the City of Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Housing Authority residents are drawn first for the PHA Garden. Existing gardeners submitting form and payment by April 17 will keep same plot, if desired.
NEW FOR 2021: Returning members don't have to fill out a 2021 plot application. Simply mail min your check and include in a note any changes to your personal contact info.
2) Mail Payment and form to -- Plattsburgh Community Garden Group, C/O Jack Downs, 96A Oak St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (We no longer have PayPal option)
3) With pandemic precautions we prefer you submit your fee and info via mail. But if necessary, you may bring payment to the Penfield Garden Gazebo at 10 a.m. April 17.
PLOT ASSIGNMENT PROCESS:
All Plots will be assigned using a lottery system where city residents are drawn first for gardens on City of Plattsburgh property. Plattsburgh Housing Authority residents are drawn first for the PHA Garden. Existing Garden Plot Holders who sign-up and pay for plots by the kickoff meeting will have priority and can keep existing plots (one plot per gardener, unless extra plots available). Each plot will be numbered. Names will be drawn and assigned in numerical ascending order. In the event we have more applications than plots, only those names drawn from the hat will be assigned to a plot. Lottery Drawing takes place at or following our annual Spring Garden Kick-Off.
PLOT COST, SIZE and CONFIGURATION
Garden Plot Sizes are as follows:
Melissa Penfield Park Community Garden: $35 for 4' x 25' (100 sq ft) plot.
Plattsburgh Housing Authority Garden: $25 for 4' x 12' raised bed garden plot or 3' x 8' elevated garden plot. No Fee for PHA residents.
Multiple plots may be available to those interested.
Plot sharing is encouraged for those not able or interested in maintaining a plot alone.