We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you are considering joining, Please read the FAQ. It may answer many of your questions!

Q: How big are the plots?
A: Most of the plots are about the same size and are roughly 4X10 ft.

Q: Where is the Garden Located?
A: Please check our (poorly) drawn map on the blog for directions.

Q: Is the garden organic?
A: Yes. From the beginning, everyone forming the group agreed upon pesticide and chemical free gardening practices. The use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers is strictly prohibited.

Q: How much is membership?
A: Membership is $60 per household. We don’t exclude anyone due to inability to pay. If you need assistance or need to work out a payment plan, please contact us and let us know about your situation

Q: What does membership include?
A: Membership includes: A plot, seeds, access to water, compost mulch, a place to bring household compost, garden tools, group activities, pest control, and technical assistance.

Q: Can I bring my pets?
A: Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep pets out of garden beds. Please pick up after your pets. Aggressive dogs will not be tolerated.

Q: Can I bring my children?
A: Yes! This is a family friendly garden. Children are welcome. Please look after your children, and keep them out of neighboring garden beds.  PARENTS MUST SUBMIT A WAIVER FOR EVERY MINOR THAT ENTERS THE GARDEN.

Q: Am I guaranteed the plot I want?
A: We try our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes.  When you fill out the forms, select your first and second choice for plots. Previous members have priority over their plots from the year before.

Q: How much of a time commitment should I expect?
A: Gardening is an ongoing commitment that requires regular care such as watering, weeding, and harvesting. While we recognize that everyone has busy schedules, we ask that you are able to commit to at least an hour a week to tending to your plot. In addition, we have some group work days where we take care of maintenance projects around the garden. This is a community garden, so everyone is expected to pitch in. If you don’t think you will be able to keep up with your garden or help out on the occasional work day, think twice about whether a community garden is the right choice for you.

Q: I didn’t get my forms in on time, is there a waiting list?
A: Even if you didn’t get your form in on time, check in with us, as we work on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sometimes we may have an extra spot after the deadline. We also have a waiting list.  There are other community gardens outside of the city. Contact the local Extension office to find out more about community gardens in Frederick.  301-600-1596

Q: I don’t want to be member, but I still want to participate, is there something I can do?
A: Yes, we work with a school in the community and are always looking for volunteers to help with projects.