Community Gardens provide fresh homegrown produce to gardener’s households all summer long, as well as investing in our community's green space and the local foods movement.
The City of Rogers has two Community Garden sites:
The Water Tower Garden is located on the north side of Rogers near Hassan Elementary. This garden features fourteen plots. All plots are 14 x 14 feet. There are six off street parking spots available. Water access is on site.
The Triangle Park Garden is located on the south side of Rogers in Triangle Park. This garden features fifteen raised bed plots. All plots are 8 x 24 feet. There are six parking spots available, as well as street parking. Water access is on site.
Each garden plot is rented for the season by a resident gardener. All produce grown in the gardens is the property of the gardener who planted it.
Garden Assignments: All applicants must adhere to assignments and schedule as set by the City of Rogers. Please see the garden schedule below. Returning gardeners in good standing are given preferential placement. Plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis based on demand and availability.
Garden News and Information: E-mail is the preferred method of communication for all important garden information (deadlines, events, etc.) from the City of Rogers. Information will also be available at the Rogers Farmers Market.
Garden Opening: The anticipated opening date for both gardens is May 8th , 2017. This may vary so all gardeners will be notified of the official opening by May 1st . While you may survey your assigned plot, you may not garden until opening day.
Garden Closing: The anticipated closing date for both gardens is October 16th , 2017. Gardeners will be notified of the official closing date by October 2nd, 2017. All materials will need to be removed by this date. Items not claimed by this date will become property of the City of Rogers. Leaving items in the garden, including plant materials, may disqualify you from having gardens in the future.
Water: Water supply will be provided by the City of Rogers. Water spigots and hoses will be available at Triangle Park Garden and the Water Tower Garden by May 11th unless we have freezing temperatures.
Garbage: The City of Rogers will provide waste and compost receptacles. Please do your part to keep the community garden clean. Respect your garden community by using the containers appropriately. Place TRASH ONLY in the trash container. Compostable materials including weeds that originate at the gardens should be placed in the compost receptacle.
Safety and Courtesy: Each gardener is asked to be respectful of other gardens and gardeners. This means that your garden is to stay in your garden plot. Do not allow vine crops to extend beyond the boundaries of your plot. Please keep all public pathways clean. Return hoses and other garden tools or supplies in uniform manner. Children must be supervised. Pets are not allowed. Be respectful to the growing practices of your neighbors.
Critters: Traps and poisons are not allowed. Because rodents and other animals may be prevalent in the nearby natural areas, it will be the responsibility of the individual gardener to control these pests within their own garden space. Non-permanent fencing is allowed, but may not cross garden pathways.
Organic V. Non-Organic Practices: Each gardener is allowed their own growing practices; please respect your neighbor’s choice. Weeding should be done weekly so that weeds are not allowed to reseed.
Garden Neglect and Weed Control: Each gardener is responsible for weeding and maintenance of their plot(s). If a garden has not been planted by June 12th and the gardener has not made previous provisions with the City of Rogers, those plots will be reassigned. Gardeners not performing necessary maintenance will be notified to rectify the situation within two weeks. Further non-compliance will result in the garden being mowed. The offending gardener will lose gardening privileges for the following year, but may return after their one year absence.
City Inspections: The City of Rogers holds all rights to inspect gardens for compliance with Community Garden Guidelines and to take appropriate action to rectify the situation.
March-May: City of Rogers Parks and Recreation prepare garden plots.
March 30: Early Registration: Applications will be accepted for returning gardeners. Plots will be assigned by the previous year’s assignment, then on a first-come-first-served basis, according to availability. Only one plot will be assigned to each applicant at this time.
April 15: Open Registration: Registration is open to all Rogers residents. Garden plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, according to demand and availability. Only one plot will be assigned to each applicant at this time.
May 1: Plots are assigned. You will receive an email (or phone call) indicating where your garden plot is located.
May 1: City of Rogers Parks and Recreation determine official opening day of gardens. Gardeners notified.
May 4: Plots that have not been assigned by May 4th are now open to current gardeners. If you have indicated you are interested in more than one plot on your application, you will be considered for an additional plot.
May 8: Anticipated opening day of garden(s).
May-September: City of Rogers Parks and Recreation monitor use of gardens to ensure gardeners are following Guidelines.
October 2: City of Rogers Parks and Recreation determine official garden closing. Gardeners notified.
October 16: Anticipated closing day of garden(s). Please remove all items from gardens including plant remains.