1. ACCESS TO GARDENS
authorized to use the garden in the presence of the gardener registered with the borough.
Gardeners may not work in more than one garden plot, unless they are designated as the
co-gardener, and gardeners may only work in one garden plot.
Gardeners may not assign a garden plot to another person.
1.4 FREE GARDEN PLOTS
allocate the remaining available garden plots in accordance with an agreement reached with the gardening
committee. The garden plots thus allocated will become available again the following year.
1.5 OPENING AND CLOSING
1.6 PAYMENT AND MEMBERSHIP CARD
committee will also charge a fee. The membership fee is payable by no later than the date of the annual
meeting. Recipients of social assistance are exempt from the fees charged by the borough. Failure to pay the
fees on time will result in the gardener being expelled without notice.
|Borough||815, rue Bel-Air||12 $||Upon membership|
|Member||At the garden|
Varies from garden
In the event of a non-renewal or an expulsion, gardeners must return their keys to the
put to a vote at the garden’s annual meeting before it is applied. The gardening committee will ensure that
garderners are duly notified about the regulation and that it is applied.
3. MAINTENANCE OF GARDEN PLOTS
3.2 GARDEN PATHS
maintaining the paths adjacent to their gardens. In addition, plants must not be allowed to grow beyond the
limits of garden plots, and objects may not be placed on the paths (tools, bags of earth, etc.).
the gardening committee thereof. They are required to entrust their gardens to another person (member or
non-member) and must contact the borough by calling 311 to register that person as a co-gardener.
3.4 MUTUAL ASSISTANCE
Such a situation would be interpreted as a person holding two separate garden plots. Any person frequently
harvesting or maintaining a garden other than their own will be expelled (see 1.3).
3.5 PESTICIDES AND INSECTICIDES
nails or potential dangerous objects), natural pesticides (insecticide soap, neem, etc.) ou biotic
pesticides (sulfur, copper, etc.). The use of synthetic fertilizers is forbidden.
the situation, where applicable. If treatment is deemed necessary, gardeners must apply it.
3.7 BORDERS AND RAISEN GARDEN BOXES
Boards may not be used to hold down the earth.
To ensure circulation, no object should be placed around the raised garden boxes.
In order to maximize the lifespan of the garden boxes, it is prohibited:
- to paint them;
- to enlarge them;
- attach things to it.
The exterior fences of the community garden cannot be used as support for plants or structures.
3.8 PLANTS OVERSHOOTING THE GARDEN BORDERS
the committee, the plants in question will be cut back.
3.9 GROUND LEVEL
(green waste, recycling, garbage). If garderners wish to leave plant waste on the ground, they must cut it to
a maximum length of six inches or 15 cm and spread it over the entire garden plot.
3.11 GENERAL MAINTENANCE
the taps after watering, put the hoses back in their proper place after watering, and keep the common
number of cleanups.
in the Safety section.
4.1 PEACE AND QUIET
conduct or attitude consistently undermines the peace and quiet of the premises will be expelled
without notice or recourse.
4.2 ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
will be tolerated.
4.7 SEE AND BE SEEN
will thus be measured from the paths and not the garden plots. The following standards must be respected.
|MAXIMUM HEIGHT ALLOWED FROM THE PATHS|
|Arbor (shed)||3 feet||1 m|
|Stakes||4 feet||1 m 20|
|Plants||5 feet||1 m 50|
|Raised beds||6.5 feet||2 m|
5. PLANTING AND SEEDING
5.2 AREA CULTIVATED
5.4 FLOWERS, HERBS AND SMALL FRUITS
5.5 FOOD PLANTS
more than 25% of the garden area. Different varieties or cultivars are considered to be the same species
(e.g., cherry tomatoes or beefsteak tomatoes are considered a single species; amaranth and Amaranthus
cruentus (red spinach) also represent the same species).
to prevent the seeds from propagating. This rule also applies to other amaranth varieties, including
Amaranthus cruentus (red spinach).
5.7 EXTERIOR OF THE GARDEN
Gardeners are forbidden from planting outside a garden plot. Wooden boards are
used to set off the garden area.
6. WHY CERTAIN PLANTS ARE FORBIDDEN
6.1 HEIGHT (with the exception of dwarf varieties)
- Flowering amaranth (One plant will be tolerated. See 5.6)
- Decorative vines
6.2 PROPAGATION OF DISEASE
6.4 INVASIVE PLANTS AND PARASITIC PLANTS
- Amaranth flowers
- Amaranthus cruentus (red spinach) flowers (One plant will be tolerated. See 5.6)
- Mint. Mint is permitted, but it must be grown in a pot, with the pot placed inside the garden
- and above ground.
- Any dangerous plant (giant hogweed, poison-ivy, etc.)
- Any non-edible shrub
- Any plant banned under law (for example cannabis)
7. CLOSURE OF THE GARDENS
7.1 END-OF-SEASON CLEANING
Gardeners must clean their respective garden plots by no later than November 1 or the date
set by the gardening committee. Failure to do so will result in the gardener being expelled
Non-organic waste should be cleaned up from the garden (ties, ropes, labels, Styrofoam, etc.).
A gardener who has abandoned his/her garden or has been expelled and wants to retrieve
their perennials must do so no later than May 1 of the following year.
Gardeners must remove dead plants (with the exception of perennials) and vegetables and
must dismantle all arbors (sheds) and structures and remove stakes.
Fences used spécifically to keep groundhogs out may be tolerated. Authorisation must be received from your garden committee.
The water service is shut off as of the first ground frost warning (see section 1.5).
The waste collection service will cease after November 1.
8. NON-COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
8.1 WARNINGS AND EXPULSIONS
8.1.1 First warning:
The first warning is issued by the gardening committee or borough (in person,
by telephone or e-mail). It can also be issued in visual form (by tpictogram in the garden). In
the event of a verbal notice, a witness should be present. The gardener will have seven days
following the first warning to correct the situation.
8.1.2 Second warning:
of the city. The gardener will have 14 days from the date of the letter to correct the
8.1.3 Expulsion notice:
a lettter of expulsion. The expelled gardener must turn over his or her membership card and
garden key and may not return to the garden. He or she is required to wait three years before
submitting a new application to use a community garden.
8.1.4 Appeal process:
of the expulsion notice mailing date (postal stamp). Any such appeal will be rejected after
this period. The gardener must cite the reasons for which the borough should reverse its
decision. The gardener must provide proof. This appeal must be submitted in writing to the
Accès Montréal (BAM) offices located at 815 Rue Bel-Air. The expulsion will be maintained
during the appeal process. Where required, a committee will be formed to review the file.
invited to assist in the proper conduct of gardening activities. A gardener who wishes to help complete tasks
on the committee must submit a request to do so to the committee. He or she may also make the request
with the person in charge of the borough’s community gardens.