Application, Contract, and Rules

Garden Plot Rental Application (2015)

Garden Plot Rental Contract (submit this only if asked to by membership)

Grove Street Community Garden Rules

Nichols Avenue Community Garden Rules

Watertown Housing Authority Release (pdf)

Youth Garden Crew Application - Summer 2015 (hard copy to be mailed)

Youth Garden Crew Application - Summer 2015 (electronic copy, submit online)

WCG Bylaws

Composting Resources

Composting fact sheet with info published by Cornell University.
MassDEP's composting do's and don'ts.
Another brochure from Cornell with trouble-shooting details and bin designs
Make your own, inexpensive, wire compost bin with these instructions

Dahlia Tuber Care

Guide to Putting Your Dahlias to Bed information written by Brad Stearns.

Mid-Winter Dahlia Care by Brad Stearns.

Invasive plants

Keeping it Native

Legumes: inoculating seeds for a better harvest

A guide to inoculating bean seeds by Judy Fallows

Open Pollinated and Heirloom Seeds

Open-pollinated seeds are seeds harvested from plants that have been pollinated by traditional breeding practices, meaning by air, insects and birds. When you plant an open-pollinated seed, the resulting plant shares the genetic traits of its parents. An heirloom seed is simply an open pollinated seed that has been cultivated for at least 50 years. What makes these seeds so special? You can harvest seeds from open pollinated plant and save them for growing in your garden in future growing seasons, something you cannot do with their genetically modified counterparts. Plants grown from open pollinated seeds are higher in nutrition and taste fantastic. And, growing open pollinated seeds helps to preserve our country’s agricultural traditions.
Open pollinated and heirloom seeds can be found at your local garden center, but if you want to see a truly amazing selection of seeds, check out some of these online sources. Many of these websites include information about the history and heritage of plants and provide clear growing instructions.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Fedco Seeds

High Mowing Seeds

Hudson Valley Seed Library

Johnny’s Select Seeds

Seeds of Change

Seed Savers Exchange

Who you gonna call? or who's who at WCG

Board of Directors and Steering Committee members