Becoming a Member at the Abbotsford Community Garden 2021

After a year of quarantine, the Abbotsford Community Garden is pleased to once again welcome new members. Online registration for new gardeners opens at 7:00 pm on March 15, 2021 and closes at midnight on March 31, 2021, or when all plots have been rented.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, no in-person applications or payments will be accepted.

To understand the online registration process, please read all of the following information carefully.

Plot Sizes and Fees

There are three plot sizes. We will assign available plots based on the order in which email requests are received.

  • NONE LEFT: 10′ x 20′ = annual rental fee of $20 and 6 hours of work in-kind
  • NONE LEFT:  10′ x 10′ = annual rental fee of $10 and 3 hours of work in-kind
  • NONE LEFT:  4′ x 10′ raised box = annual rental fee of $10 and 3 hours of work in-kind             

Additional fees are required at the start of your first year of membership only:

  • clean-up deposit of $20 for each garden plot
  • key deposit of $20. There will be a $10 fee to replace a lost key

Online Registration Process

Once we receive your email request for a plot, the Abbotsford Community Garden Agreement – 2021 application form will be emailed to you. Complete the form, read the agreement, sign each page, then save a copy of the completed form on your computer.

You will have 3 days (72 hours) to
email your completed and signed registration form and
pay for your plot by interact e-transfer.

If you do not email your completed Abbotsford Community Garden Agreement – 2021 and pay by e-transfer within 72 hours, your name will be removed from the applicant list.

⇒  Mandatory Orientation

New gardeners are required to attend the online (Zoom) orientation session on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm. This will introduce you to the overall operation of the garden, the equipment available for use, and some basic rules. Attendance at this orientation is mandatory.  If you cannot participate in the orientation session, please do not apply for a garden plot. Once your payment has been received and registration has been confirmed, the  Zoom link for the orientation will be emailed to you.

⇒  Gate Key Pickup

To receive a gate key, newly registered gardeners must come in person to the Abbotsford Community Garden greenhouse at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 10. Please wear a mask and stay six feet away from other gardeners. 

How to Request Your Application Form by Email

To apply for membership, write an email including the following information:

Email Subject Line: New Member Request

  • Your name
  • The size of plot you want to rent (subject to availability)
  • Confirm that you will pay by interac e-transfer
  • Confirm that you will attend the online orientation session by Zoom meeting on April 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm
  • Confirm that you will come in person to the key distribution on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the garden greenhouse

Send your email to administrator@abbotsfordcommunitygarden.com

After your request is received and reviewed, you will receive the Abbotsford Community Garden Agreement – 2021 registration form by return email.

Payment by e-Transfer

When you submit your completed Abbotsford Community Garden Agreement – 2021, please pay by e-transfer. You will owe Abbotsford Community Garden the annual plot rental fee ($10 or $20, based on plot size), plus the clean-up fee ($20), plus the key deposit ($20).

Therefore your payment will be either $50 or $60.

Send an interact e-tranfer payment from your bank to administrator@abbotsfordcommunitygarden.com

If someone other than yourself makes the Interac e-transfer on your behalf, email us with that person’s name so that we can credit the correct plot. As well, have that person type your name in the message area of the e-transfer as a cross-reference.