As of April 2016 there are five plots available at the Dublin Community Gardens at Darree Fields. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis to Dublin residents only. Plots are 15’x15’ and will be maintained organically. The annual $40.00 fee covers water and gardening support. Visitors are asked to be respectful of gardens; no pets are allowed in the garden area.
Your efforts in this Community Garden helps Dublin meet and exceed several of our community’s goals and fulfill its missions: This garden helps keep our Community Wildlife Habitat certification in good standing by providing pollen and nectar sources for honeybees and butterflies. Produce harvested beyond what gardeners intend for their own use helps supply the Dublin Food Pantry and provides quality, organic produce for residents in need. The garden provides gardeners and those passing by in the park, an opportunity to connect with nature and other people by fostering our sense of community and increasing our awareness of our interdependence with nature.
For more information on the community gardens, please call 614.410.4700.
Guidelines have been set to:
- Ensure the Community Gardens are safe
- Ensure the Community Gardens are a pleasant place to be for gardeners, neighbors and the general public
- Ensure fairness and respect among Community Gardeners
- Ensure the best care of soil, groundwater and generally speaking the environment
- Plots located at Darree Fields Park, 6259 Cosgrey Road are 15’x15’ and will be allocated on a first come first serve bases with a one season agreement. An annual payment of $40.00 is due at sign up. Renewal of plots will be offered in a suitable timeframe before non-renewed plots are open to general registration.
- Your Community Garden Contact is Dublin’s staff Nature Education Coordinator, Barbara Ray. Office: 614.410.4730 Cell: 614.309.6916 email: email@example.com Address: City of Dublin Service Center, 6555 Shier-Rings Road, Dublin, Ohio, 43016
- Plots are open to Dublin residents only. Proof of residency is required.
- Garden plots may be utilized after April 15th and must be cleared, with all items removed by November 15th. Planting must commence by June 15th.
- Gardeners are responsible for ensuring guidelines are followed at all times. Garden matters will be discussed at periodic meetings and communicated via email or phone conversation.
- Plots are to be maintained in a safe and respectful condition. Gardeners need to communicate and help rectify any problem situation within seven (7) days. Communication will happen primarily through email and secondarily by phone.
- If gardens remain untidy for an extensive time, gardeners will be provided reminders. If plots remained un-kept after 21 days gardeners forfeit their plot.
- Gardeners have access to gardens during normal park operating hours, dawn until dark.
- Gardens are to be maintained through organic means only.
- Gardeners are responsible for their plot weeding, watering and general upkeep.
- Gardeners are asked to be respectful of others plots by tending to sprawling plants, planting taller plants toward the center of their plots and not impeding others plots in any way.
- If gardeners are unable to maintain their plot, they are to contact city staff.
- Gardeners must provide their own tools.
- Fencing less than two feet in height is permitted to exclude garden pests.
- Trellises must be 6’ or less and should not impede neighboring plots.
- Pets are not permitted in the garden at any time.
- Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
- Items such as trash, weeds and spoiled items must be removed and thrown away or composted by the gardener.
- Gardeners are encouraged to plant extra produce for donation to the Dublin Food Pantry. Gardeners should drop off produce to the pantry the same day as it is harvested for best quality.
- Water is provided on site. The use of hoses has not been permitted in the past and gardeners are asked to be respectful of water use. However, we do have plans to make several spigots available for hoses to be connected. This will be a temporary experiment and if this goes well, we will allow hoses as a general guideline. Hose guidelines are as follows:
- Gardeners bring own hose
- Gardeners must be at the garden while hose is in use
- Gardeners must remove and take hose with them after use
- NO hoses maybe left hooked up or left on site unattended
- Garden Guidelines are subject to change.
Seasonal gardening classes area available through the Dublin Community Recreation Center (link).
- Franklin Park Conservatory (http://www.fpconservatory.org/The-Experience/Gardening-Programs)
- OSU extension (http://ohioline.osu.edu/lines/vegie.html)
- Master Gardeners Program (http://mastergardener.osu.edu/)
Questions Regarding Gardening?
- Master Gardeners (http://mastergardener.osu.edu/ask)
- Cornell (http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/)
- Ohio Department of Agriculture (http://www.agri.ohio.gov/)
- Identifying Weeds (http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/photokey.asp) and (http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/listall.asp)
For more information regarding the program please call 614.410.4700.