Application, Contract, and Rules


Garden Plot Rental Application (2014)

Garden Plot Rental Contract


Grove Street Community Garden Rules

Grove Street rules agreement form


Nichols Avenue Community Garden Rules

Nichols Avenue rules agreement form


Youth Garden Crew Application - Summer 2014


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


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