Summer is right around the corner and a great way to enjoy summer (and the seemingly infinite hours of sunlight in Alaska) is by maintaining a plot in our community garden! Any current resident is eligible to apply.
UPDATE | 16 APRIL
The application is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied. We will be notifying all selected residents within the coming week. Please be aware that special restrictions for usage of the gardens are being put in place to prevent gathering and promote safe social distancing.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Know what you’re getting into. Our community garden is located across from our office at 338 Hoonah Avenue. We have 90, 72, 60, and 48 sq. foot plots available.
You can view the garden plot policies at the link below. You do not need to fill out this form unless you receive a plot.
Fill out your application by selecting subject “Community Garden” on our Contact Us page.
Selection is done by lottery. We’ll mail the results to the winners after April 15th. Those who receive a garden plot will be able to pick up a key mid May.
The current lottery system is three tiered.
- Tier 1: Residents, who in the previous season used and properly maintained their assigned garden plot to Aurora usage standards, followed the policy and procedures, and wish to retain that same plot.
- Tier 2: Residents, who in the previous season used and properly maintained their assigned garden plot to Aurora usage standards, followed the policy and procedures, and may apply for a different size plot.
- Tier 3: All other interested residents.
Note: While this system offers plenty of opportunity for newcomers, we realize there is a high demand for garden plots, and plan on altering the rules a bit next year to allow for a greater chance for newcomers to apply and receive a plot; while still giving those who show sincere dedication the ability to retain a plot for more than one year.
We continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, and at this time, still plan on offering this service. We will have some additional sanitation procedures in place, and ask that all users of the garden exercise social distancing.