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Plot holders are required to spend a minimum of six hours per year on community projects or tasks outside of their individual plot at their garden site. Three community hours must be completed and logged by June 30. The remaining three hours must be completed and logged by November 15.
This work is meant to help maintain the garden, enhance community connections and complete special projects. Plot holders are responsible for making sure their hours are recorded.
You can log them yourself online using our Garden Service Hour form or contact your garden steward or city staff and they can log them for you.
Gardeners must contact community garden staff at gardenmail@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2665 to request a waiver prior to the June 30 deadline.
If a gardener does not complete and log three service hours by June 30, they receive a reminder notice. Gardeners who receive three notices, for any reason, in a year forfeit their garden plot and are not eligible for renewal. Gardeners who do not complete their service hours will not be eligible for renewal.
There are many ways to earn your six service hours every year. Check with your garden steward or city staff for a list of tasks. Also, keep an eye on your email for garden work parties or other special opportunities. Some examples of common tasks that will count as service hours are: