- Membership is limited to 20 individual gardeners.
- There is a non-refundable fee of $25 yearly, collected by the Recreation Department.
- Gardeners collectively cover the cost of seeds, seedlings, fertilizer and other garden expenses. Each gardener’s yearly share is $60.
- Gardeners should be comfortable working together cooperatively, teaching and learning with others.
- Members expected to make an earnest commitment to contribute to group efforts over the gardening season.
- Membership benefits include the opportunity to garden at the park and sharing the harvest on the days you attend.
- Download the current garden membership application below
- No gardening before 8AM and after dusk, seven days a week.
- No synthetic herbicides and pesticides will be used.
- The garden will be maintained sustainably, without damage to soil or surrounding area.
- Nothing with offensive odors, such as raw manure, will be used.
- No existing trees or shrubs shall be cut or damaged.
- No pets will be allowed in garden area.
- Children are welcome but must be supervised.
- Primarily annual crops should be planted.
- Selling of produce is prohibited.
- Care must be taken to avoid waste of water or drainage into neighboring properties.
The Robbins Farm Garden Cooperative strives to provide a community space and recreational outlet that is accessible and inclusive. In partnership with the Town of Arlington, the Garden Cooperative has identified ways to improve accessibility and has worked steadily towards that goal. Below is a summary of recent and current initiatives that address accessibility improvements since 2017.
- Addition of a stone dust path connecting garden entrance to Eastern Avenue (2017)
- Remodeling of entryway to meet ADA compliance (2018)
- Addition of raised garden beds within accessible reach ranges (2019)
- Redesign of garden to create accessible-width paths and beds (2021)
- Leveling and smoothing of pathways within the garden (ongoing, 2021)
The Garden Group reported progress on accessibility to the Park and Recreation Commission in August of 2021 (view report). If you have additional questions about accessibility or recommendations for improvement, please reach out to us via the form on the “Contact Us” section of our website.