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Would you like to garden with us?

You may apply for a community garden plot at any time during the year. There is a limit of one plot per person, couple or household during the first season. To join the GFN Organic Community Garden:

  • Complete a Garden Plot Application. This puts you on the the waitlist for the next available garden plot. 
  • When a plot becomes available, the Garden Manager will email your plot assignment
  • Please reply within 48 hours to confirm that you want the plot. 
  • Complete a Garden Registration for the current year. On your registration you’ll select a fee level that works best for you. The cost to GFN per plot is $35 a year. 
  • GFN will email your invoice. You may pay online or by check mailed to the GFN Office. Please pay in a timely manner.
  • All new gardeners must complete New Gardener Orientation before they begin to garden.
  • Please read the Garden Guide for information about garden rules, practices and policies.
  • All new gardeners are assigned a Garden Sage, a seasoned community gardener who, along with the Garden Manager, can provide support and information during your first season.

Plots are 20’x20’ full plots or 10’x20’ half plots. Either size costs $36 per year if leased before July 15. Senior Citizens (turning 65 or older this year) pay $28. Low-income gardeners enrolled in the SNAP program pay $10 and receive five buckets of free compost ($15 value). Plots leased after July 15 are half price. There is a $10 non-resident surcharge if you do not live in Northampton, Florence or Leeds.

Please see the links on this page for downloadable registration forms, the Gardener’s Guide, a map of the garden. Registrations will be accepted by mail for those who prefer to print the PDF registration form and mail it with a check, but plot availability is not guaranteed. In the event that no suitable plot is available, payment will be returned.

All question about registration should be directed to Pat James.


Grow Food Northampton
Organic Community Garden
140 Meadow Street
Florence, MA

Email: pat@growfoodnorthampton.com
Phone: (413) 320-4799 x103

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