Garden Sharing Template

Introduction

We encourage you to use your own ideas and your own common sense as you set up a garden share. (See our Terms of Service for limits to our liability)

We tried to make this template as inclusive as possible, so feel free to make it shorter. Of course, your agreement may also be much longer and more complex.

Our Garden Sharing Agreement Template
[Download as MS Word Document]

Address of Garden:

Name of Garden:

Share Start Date:

Share End Date:

Garden Plan Attached?
_____ Yes
_____ No

Table of Contents
Contact Info
Access
Boundaries
Expectations - sharing
Expectations - modifications or investments required
Expectations - gardening
Expectations - work, schedule, and Land Holder's involvement
Expectations - staying in touch
Expectations - end of year cleanup and end state
Our Intentions - final word

Contact Info
Land Holder
Name:
Primary phone:
Secondary phone:
Best time to call:
Email address:
Backup contact name:
Backup contact phone:
Backup contact email:

Gardener
Name:
Primary phone:
Secondary phone:
Best time to call:
Email address:
Backup contact name:
Backup contact phone:
Backup contact email:

Access
Who else, or what else, will be in the garden with the gardener?

Regular access times:
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Private "no access" times:
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Other times when specific advanced agreement is required:
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Planned vacation/travel times or other periods where special plans will be needed

Boundaries
Space (attach map and/or describe):

Time (See "Access" above)

Usage (any limits on what either party does, or what happens in or near the garden):

Parking considerations:

Security considerations:

Common Sense Boundaries:
___ Behavioral standards
___ Importance of communication
___ Neatness - hoses coiled up, etc
___ Tidiness - trash put away
___ "No bad surprises" - communication is key
___ Common responsibilities: edibles must be harvested before pests eat them, etc
___ Other

Special Boundaries, (unique to this situation):

Expectations - sharing
Sharing the produce - we expect to share what comes out of this garden as follows:
Vegetables:
_____% to Land Holder
_____% to Gardener

Flowers
_____% to Land Holder
_____% to Gardener

Livestock benefits
_____% to Land Holder
_____% to Gardener

Other
_____% to Land Holder
_____% to Gardener

Harvesting will be done by:

Other harvest notes:

Tentative Harvest Festival Date: ___/___/_______

Other expected space-sharing events, if any:

Sharing the water bill:
We expect to share any increase in the water bill as follows:
_____% to Land Holder
_____% to Gardener

$_____"Baseline" water bill/month (pre garden)

Expectations - modifications or investments required
To make the garden work, the following changes/investments will be required (please note who will do what work, who will buy materials, and who will pay for materials)
_____ Fencing or gates
_____ Other security
_____ Water faucet
_____ Hoses or other water delivery system
_____ Embankment or retaining wall work
_____ Raised beds
_____ Soil - weed removal
_____ Soil - tilling
_____ Soil - conditioning
_____ Other

Expectations - gardening
Garden Plan Attached?
_____ Yes
_____ No

Summary of Garden Plan elements: What is grown where, how, and when?
What?

Where?

How:

When?

Expectations - work, schedule, and Land Holder's involvement
Considerations/responsibilities for each phase:
Plan:

Prep:

Plant:

Tend:

Harvest:

Harvest Festival:

Clean up/Winter Over:

Expectations - staying in touch
We will meet at least once a month, as follows: (consider something like "2nd Tuesday" etc)
Month 1:

Month 2:

Month 3:

Month 4:

Expectations - end of year cleanup and end state
We expect the growing season to be over by ___/___/_______

We expect clean up to be complete by ___/___/_______

Notes regarding "end state":

Our Intentions - final word
We acknowledge that our circumstances and feelings may change as this thing gets going, so we agree to stay in touch via regular meetings, and do our best to work things out - it's only one season, after all.

Land Holder (print name):
Land Holder Signature:
Date:

Gardener (print name):
Gardener Signature
Date: