Festival Beach Community Garden Contract

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Festival Beach Community Garden Contract, Jan-Dec 2015

I, _____________________________________ agree to follow the guidelines listed below,

and I accept the following responsibilities. I understand that this is required in order for me to

be a participating gardener or member volunteer at Festival Beach Community Garden.

I agree to accept shared responsibility for maintenance of the common areas, furnishings,

and equipment, including fencing, trees, trash receptacles, compost bins, and tool sheds. I

agree to follow the Garden By-laws and Rules for Garden Maintenance. I understand that

this is an organic garden, and I agree not to use chemical herbicides, pesticides, fungicides,

or synthetic fertilizers anywhere on the site.

If I am assigned a garden plot, I understand that only one plot may be rented to a household,

I accept full responsibility for maintenance of my plot, and I agree to the following:

I will contribute two hours of labor per month for the maintenance of common areas or

pay $20 per month in lieu of labor. I will document my work hours each month in the

Work Hours Notebook (located in the green tool shed).

In addition to my two hours of labor per month, I will actively participate in one of the

stewardship teams.

I will pay plot rental of $50.00 for the 2015 calendar year and annual plot rental in the

amount set by the Steering Council in January of each year as long as I remain a

gardener. I understand that this payment is not refundable if I leave the garden before

year-end, and that my membership and plot rental is non-transferable.

I will notify garden leadership at Leaders@festivalbeachgarden.org if I cannot care for

my plot. During periods of absence from my garden, I will make arrangements to have

my plot watered and maintained. I understand that I will be notified if my plot appears

neglected or abandoned, and if the situation is not corrected, my plot may be forfeited.

I will remain on the premises while my garden is being watered.

I will notify the Treasurer upon voluntary termination of my contract and clear my plot

of all dead plants, weeds, trash, tools, sticks, and/or cages.

WAIVER AND RELEASE

The joint membership of Festival Beach Community Garden, Sustainable Food Center and

the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department are not responsible for personal injury or

property damage incurred by any plot renter, or for theft, loss or destruction of any property

owned by any plot renter.

By signing this contract, I assume full responsibility for conducting myself in a civil manner

and agree to not engage in unacceptable conduct, including but not limited to vandalism,

consumption of alcoholic beverages, possession and/or use of illegal drugs, verbal and/or

physical harassment and/or abuse, defamation, and littering while on site.

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I understand and agree that the joint membership of Festival Beach Community Garden and

persons and organizations involved with Festival Beach Community Garden shall not

discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital

status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability, in the administration of its programs.

In the event that a dispute arises between any gardeners, garden leaders, or member

volunteers, and a resolution of the dispute cannot be reached by the parties involved, I agree

to have the Steering Council of Festival Beach Community Garden act as the arbiter of the

dispute, and I further agree to adhere to the decision of the Steering Council of Festival

Beach Community Garden as final.

I have read the foregoing contract and waiver and release of liability and voluntarily executed

this with full knowledge of its content and intending to be legally bound.

_________________________ __________________________ _______________

Signature of Primary Gardener Printed Name Date

or Member Volunteer

_________________________ __________________________ _______________

Signature of Gardening Partner Printed Name Date

Primary Gardener / Member Volunteer Information

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________________________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________________

Choice of Stewardship Team: __________________________________________________

Other Volunteer Position: _____________________________________________________

Preference for receiving garden notices: ___Email ___ Phone Language: ______________

Gardening Partner Information

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________________________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________________

Choice of Stewardship Team: __________________________________________________

Other Volunteer Position: _____________________________________________________

Preference for receiving garden notices: ___Email ___ Phone Language: ______________

For Plot Renters

Plot Number: _______ Payment date: ___________ Check/Cash: ________ Amount: __________