Baringa Bush Community Gardeners’ Guidelines
The Baringa Bush Community Garden (BBCG) is a place for members to:
- Share skills, knowledge and garden produce
- Foster community cohesiveness and collaboration
- Promote well being for its members and the wider community through organic and permaculture gardening practices.
BBCG is an incorporated entity managed by a Committee of members democratically elected at the Annual General Meeting each year.
Some general guidelines for members are as follows:
- BBCG is an organic garden based on permaculture principles. No chemical pesticides and fertilisers are to be used on the site.
- Everyone is welcome to join and participate.
- The garden is there to be shared, so please be respectful of your fellow members.
- Produce from the garden will be shared with those actively involved in maintaining the site.
- Members should attend workshops and on site work meetings where possible.
- Gardeners should adopt gardening methods that are both water and energy efficient.
- Members must sign in and sign out when working on site.
- Should a dispute arise, it should be resolved amicably. If this is not realistic, the BBCG Management Committee will be the final arbiter.
- Safety for all members at all times is of the utmost importance. Please ensure you and your fellow members work safely.
- Parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times.
- Domestic pets are not permitted on the grounds.
- Shared tools and equipment should be cared for, accounted for and returned to the storage area when not in use.
- Smoking or the use of any illicit substances is strictly not permitted on site.
- Alcohol is permitted at social events organised by members, but is not to be consumed on the site at any other time.
- The BBCG Management Committee is responsible for the running of the garden. The Committee will consider and approve membership applications and may cancel membership at any time, if a member is unwilling to comply with the above guidelines.
- These guidelines are provisional and can be amended at any time by the BBCG Committee.
Please note: These guidelines have been developed in accordance with
Manly Council’s Community Garden Policy 2011.