Please be aware that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community garden must adopt strict new guidelines of operation.
We appreciate that food security is important during this challenging period of time. We will endeavour to keep the garden open, however, there may be a point in time when we are instructed to close the garden to all users.
Until further notice, entry to the garden will be conditional on complying with new hygiene protocols to minimise the risks associated with using the garden.
Please note, the gate key code has been changed. The Terrace entrance gate is the only gate in use.
If you would like to gain access to the garden during this period please contact Fiona Cadorel on 0426285503 who will discuss with you the new garden protocol and provide you with the new code.
TO ENTER THE GARDEN, YOU MUST:
- Not enter if you are unwell.
- Not enter if under quarantine, infected or awaiting test results for COVID-19
- Wear gloves prior to entry and until after exiting the garden.
- As advised by the department of health, please ensure you do not touch your face and that you wash your hands prior to and after attending the garden.
- Provide all your own tools, including watering cans (community garden tools have been locked away)
- Only tend to your own plot unless arrangements have been made with a committee member
- The toilet, tool shed and storage shed are locked and must not be opened
- No children will be permitted into the garden until further notice
- You must strictly observe social distancing and any government directives
It is critical that these protocols are followed to ensure continued access to the garden.
If you choose to enter the garden, you will be doing so at your own risk.
If you are unable to attend the garden due to age or infirmity, please let the committee know (via this email) as some members have volunteered to help maintain member’s garden plots and to deliver produce to the owner’s front door during this isolation period.
A reminder that members are also allowed to harvest a small share of produce from the community plots 43 and 44 and garden borders.
We hope that if members follow these protocols, we can continue to produce food and get enjoyment from the garden.
We look forward to the day when we can join for community events in the Community Garden. In the meantime, look after each other and stay safe.
Ocean Grove Community Garden Committee