FARMLAND & COMMUNITY GARDEN

Community Garden
Community Garden

The CBSRZ farmland and community garden committee functions to serve its members and community by providing gardening opportunities and educational services. Our goal is to use sustainable farming as a means of connecting and strengthening our identity through the land, food, education, and service.

If you are interested in reserving a garden plot for the 2016 season, please review the garden guidelines and complete the form below.  Once you submit, we will contact you to confirm availability and settle payment.  Plots are subject to availability.  Contact the CBSRZ office at 860.526.8920 for more information and availability.

GARDEN GUIDELINES

  1. Plot registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  2. Full-sized plots are 20’x20′; half-sized plots are 20’x10′.  Fee for joining the Community Garden is $18 per person.
  3. Family members are welcome to the garden site. Please supervise those less than 18 years of age. Pets are not allowed in the garden area.
  4. We require that gardeners volunteer at least one day in the spring to help prepare the garden for planting and at least one day in the fall to help clean up the garden after the last harvest.
  5. Organic gardening is strongly encouraged. There are experts who can help with any questions to advise us. NO herbicides or non-organic pesticides may be used at any time in the garden. Do not use Preen or Round Up. Organic pesticides, such as “Safer” are okay to use.
  6. Dispose of weeds and plant material in designated compost area.
  7. Notify garden administrator if you are no longer able to tend to your plot, will be absent for a long period of time or have asked a friend to tend your garden.
  8. You can only water while you are in the garden. Please limit water usage to 30 minute increments.
  9. Everyone should make donations to one of the local soup kitchens. Thursdays – Deep River Baptist Church or Sundays – United Church of Chester. At either location you can bring the donation about 4:30 pm or contact them directly for specific hours.
  10. There are no restrictions to the architecture of your plot (i.e. raised beds), except for the rule (as above in #5), prohibiting pesticides and herbicides.

Download the Gardening Guidelines as a PDF.

Garden Plot Reservation

If you are interested in reserving a garden plot for the 2016 season, please review the garden guidelines and complete the form below. Once you submit, we will contact you to confirm availability and settle payment.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • I have read the garden guidelines and agree to comply with them. I understand that failure to comply with the guidelines will result in loss of gardening privileges and reassignment of my plot without refund of fees, as determined by the Chester Community Garden Committee.I agree with the above statement:
  • In consideration for the use of a Chester Community Garden plot, I acknowledge that Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek and the Chester Community Garden are not responsible for any injury that I may suffer or any risk, known or unknown, to which I may be exposed.Accordingly, I agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Chester Community Garden, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, its officers, agents, employees and authorized volunteers, from any and all claims by any and all claims of injury or damages suffered by me arising out of or in any way associated with my activities in or with the Chester Community Garden.I have read and fully understand the above. I understand this agreement shall not be modified orally. I agree with the above statement:

GARDENING RESOURCES

PRAY

ENGAGE

LEARN

ABOUT

SERVICE TIMES

Friday Evenings

  • 7:30 (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • 5:45 (Winter)

First Fridays

  • 7:00 First Friday Fun
  • 7:30 First Friday Service

Saturday

  • 9:00 Weekly Holy Scrollers Torah Study
  • 10:30 2nd Saturday Shabbat Morning Service & Potluck Kiddush Luncheon

Weekdays

  • 8:00 Wednesday Morning Minyan

CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM RODFE ZEDEK

55 East Kings Highway      Chester, CT 06412      860.526.8920      office@cbsrz.org

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