Membership of the Wentworthville Community Garden is open to residents from the Wentworthville community and local surrounds. The Wentworthville Community Garden Handbook has more information.
Come down to the Garden on a Saturday Morning between 10:00am and 12:30pm and talk to a Committee member. They will advise you about how to join, availability of gardens and payment methods.
THEN complete a membership form or the online membership application and then pay your membership fee (and plot fee if applicable) by cash or cheque when you and the Treasurer are next at the Garden.
You can also pay by Direct Deposit.
Account name: Wentworthville Community Garden
BSB: 062 202
Account Number: 10807480
Be sure to include your first and last name in the payment reference detail section so we know who has made the payment.
Alternatively, down load and complete the printed Application for Membership form and lodge this together with your membership fee (and plot fee if applicable) when you and the Treasurer are next at the Garden. Do not pay for a garden plot before coming to the Garden and making sure that one is available.
Applications from residents and community groups adjoining the Holroyd Local Government Area may be considered at the discretion of the Committee.
New Memberships are on the basis of admission to the Garden community and approved by the Committee. Garden plot allocation is a separate fee. Renewal of annual Garden Membership fees are to be paid to the Treasurer on or by 1 April. Any Memberships which remain unpaid after 30 April will be deemed to have expired and the Member will be asked to return their key (if one was issued) and exclude themselves from the Garden. Non-financial Members are not entitled to vote or be elected to any Committee.
Membership of the Garden is arranged by filling out a Membership Application Form, agreeing to abide by the rules in the Handbook and by paying an annual Membership fee. Membership of the Garden entitles the Member to participate in Gardening activities, request a standard sized Garden plot and to voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. A standard Garden plot is generally 2.4m x 1.2m in size.
Junior Membership is available for adolescents who have not reached the age of eighteen who may wish to join the Garden. Junior Members do not have any voting rights.
Garden plots are allocated on a “first come first serve” basis and are allocated on the basis of one plot per household (irrespective of the number of Memberships held) once the plot fee is paid. A request for a Garden plot can be made at any time but is always subject to availability.
All new Members must commit to a four (4) month probationary period during which time, a Garden key will not be issued. After the probationary period, if the Committee feels the Member has demonstrated the necessary responsibility, a key will be issued on application.