2021 registration info and dates
Returning lessees from 2020: March 1 to 15. You can indicate if you'd like to lease the same plot as you did last year on your registration form. You also have the opportunity to change your plot as they are available. After March 7, plots will open to new lessees.
New lessees: March 16 to 31. An available plot will be assigned to you.
Step 1: Download and complete pages 1 and 2 of the registration packet.
Step 2: Drop off completed forms to the Town Hall or mail it to the Barrington Community Garden, Barrington Town Hall, 283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806. Be sure to get it in by the dates, above.
2 hours of community work: As part of the Lease and Use Agreement, you agree to participate in two (2) hours of community work to assist in the care and maintenance of common areas and outer pathways of the garden. (Note this is down from 3 hours last year and from 4 hours the year before thanks in large part to the outstanding work you have done to bring the garden to this level.) PLUS...
Keeping north and east pathway clear of weeds: All lessees are required to keep the pathways on the north and east sides of their plot (5 feet out or to the next plot) relatively weed-free and well-covered with wood chips.
The initial weeding and placement of at least a one-inch layer of wood chips on the pathways must be completed by Sunday, June 6, 2021.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
One of the many donations that the Barrington Community Garden has made to area agencies. Last year 350 pounds of food were donated.