Season closing date: December 1, 2019
After a wonderful season, it's time to put our plots to bed and ready them for next spring. Plots must be cleaned out by December 1, 2019. If you plan to lease a plot next year, you can leave your overwintered crops (e.g., garlic) and exterior fencing, but everything else needs to be removed. For your convenience, you can download these procedures.
Interested in leasing for the 2020 season?
Use the contact form and submit your name and we'll send you instructions in early spring of 2020.
Did you know that we use a solar-powered well?
The Barrington Community Garden uses a solar-powered well for its water supply. You can read more about how this exciting project came to be.
Community Work Days
Each lessee is required to contribute 4 hours of work per plot on scheduled community days in the care of upkeep of common areas.
Bring your gardening gloves, kneeling pads, large shovels, and trowels if you have them. If there is sun, don't forget your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and water! If it is raining just a bit, we'll be out there, but if there is heavy rain, look for a cancellation email.
All garden lessees can help themselves to the compost just outside the garden to amend their plots. There are wheelbarrows and shovels in the shed for your use. Just return when through.
Wood Chipping Paths
As a lessee, one of your responsibilities is to weed and wood chip the north and east pathways surrounding your plot. We suggest you pile the mulch on thick to keep weeds at bay and replenish as often as needed.
Free resources from URI
Download the updated URI Planting Calendar. This table lists the planting time and days till harvest by vegetable and is a great resource.
URI Hotline: The URI Gardening and Environmental Hotline is staffed by trained URI Master Gardeners to help you identify plants and troubleshoot problems in the garden. Snap a photo with your smartphone and send it to email@example.com, or call (401) 874-4836 to speak to someone directly.
Connect with us Facebook!
Did you know that Barrington Community Garden has a Facebook page. This is a great place to post photos, ask questions (What is this weird bug on my squash), ask others for favors (Can anyone water my plot while I'm out of town), and more.
A throwback picture from the first year, with no fencing to keep out the deer, no shed with tools, and having to haul our own water.
Left: One of the many donations that the Barrington Community Garden has made to TapIn, which serves East Bay residents in need.