COVID-19 Community Garden Safety Precautions
These precautions will stay in place during the mandated Oregon social distancing order. Fishhawk Community Garden will remain open to assigned gardeners and will abide by the social distancing requirements issued by Governor Brown on March 23rd. We will be following the recommendation for outdoor exercise.
- When entering the garden, please use a barrier, such as gloves when touching the gate latch, hose or rototiller.
- When working in your individual garden plots, please keep a 6' distance between other gardeners, except for those in your immediate household.
- Do not use any of the common tools. Bring your own and take them home with you. As always, keep your hands away from your face and practice thorough hand washing.
The Fishhawk Lake Community Garden is a common property that is open and free to all members of FLRC. There is an annual sign up each year for plots.
Dates announced in January of each year. The community garden is located on Fieldcrest Drive. The garden is an opportunity to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers of your choice with each member responsible for their own plots. Water is provided by FLRC.
Community Garden Guidelines
- Due to health, safety and risk to all plantings, please DO NOT SPRAY any chemicals, pesticides or herbicides in the garden, including the plots outside of the fence.
- All gardeners and guests should respect others’ plots and should not enter or harvest from someone else’s plot without permission. Community members who do not have a garden plot may not harvest without the gardener’s permission.
- Please be conscientious of water usage. Gardeners must remain in the garden while watering. Water only within your plot and do not let water seep or flood into neighboring plots or paths. Be sure to rewind the hose and turn off water after watering. There are two water spigots available; when both are in use, water pressure is low.
- Gardeners will provide their own tools. It is recommended that you label any tools you bring. Please take them with you if you don’t want to share.
- Be considerate of your neighbors. Orient your plantings to avoid casting shade on other plots. No tree plantings.
- Gardeners, please maintain your paths and weed your plots. Wood chip piles adjacent to the garden are available for your use. In the event noxious plants begin to threaten other neighboring plots or path, please try to resolve the problem with your neighboring gardener,.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult in the garden.
- No pets allowed in the garden. Service animals must be under control of owner at all times and not allowed to wander into other people’s plots.
- Garden plots are assigned and reassigned by the committee on an annual basis. If a gardener would like to return a plot or adopt a vacant plot it must be done through the committee. Registered gardeners must keep addresses, phone numbers and email addresses current with the committee.
- There is a rototiller available for use in the community garden area. Contact Gene Kleen, 755-2812, for instruction for first time usage. Provide your own gas – use at your own risk.
- There is no trash pick up available at the garden. Please pack out your own trash.