Welcome to the Redacre Growing Project
As a member of Redacre you are agreeing to share responsibility for helping maintain the overall site and obliged to give time to communal activities.
There are regular Community Days throughout the year during which various maintenance and development activities are undertaken. Dates will be published, in advance, on the community notice board, on the Redacre website and via the Redacre community email newsletter.
Any ideas or suggestions towards the development of Redacre are more than welcome, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following sets out Redacre’s membership rules. Failure to abide these rules will result in one month’s warning being given. If not remedied your membership will be cancelled and you will have to give up any plot or raised bed. In these circumstances rents or fees will not be reimbursed.
General rules and information for all Redacre Growing Project members
- All members (Friends and Plot Holders) are required to attend at least two Community Days per year or contribute up to six hours per year towards helping maintain and develop the site. If you are unable to attend or can’t contribute to the physical work please email email@example.com who will be able to advise on other ways you may be able to contribute.
- Annual membership fees and rents are due on Lady Day (on or around 25 March).
- The whole site, including orchard, wildlife zones, plots and raised beds is to be worked organically with no use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers. (Organic slug pellets are acceptable.)
- There are two communal composting areas at each end of the site. Please pay attention to the signs indicating what should and shouldn’t be added to the compost.
- All watering should be done by watering can and there are taps at various points on the site. Our water supply and storage is fed by a natural spring however, please be considerate when using water in dry or drought conditions. Hoses are not permitted.
- Please remove any rubbish from the site and dispose of responsibly. Organic material or wood may be burned on the communal bonfire if necessary. Don’t bring things onto the site to burn.
- Please observe a culture of friendliness and inclusion:
- Racist, sexist or otherwise offensive comments between members will not be tolerated.
- Any dispute that cannot in the first instance be resolved between members should be referred to the Directors committee whose decision is final.
- Members of the public brought on to the site by members are the responsibility of said members.
- A composting toilet is situated opposite the communal area and polytunnels. Instructions on using the compost toilet can be found within.
- Children under 16 should be supervised at all times. Please ensure any children you bring on to site are aware of the deep water (canal and pond), do not climb on the raised beds, enter the polytunnel or go onto or touch the produce from other people’s beds or plots.
- No animals or livestock are to be kept on site. Dogs may be brought onto the site but must be kept under control at all times. Dog waste must be removed from the site and not dug into the soil.
- If there are any serious incidents or accidents in the group area please contact a Director as soon as possible.
- A first aid kit is kept in the compost toilet.
- Please park in the designated areas only. The area adjacent to the Roundhouse is for Disabled parking only.
- Please keep the gate closed and locked at all times.