Community Service, performed by members during scheduled work parties, is used to maintain the common areas of the garden and perform duties that ensure a good infrastructure. Each member must attend 2 work parties per year or give 4 hours of service within the confines of the LBCG. Required hours are pro-rated if a member joins after January 1st (only need to complete 2 hours).
Monthly Work Parties are normally set for the first Saturday of the month (subject to change) and are posted on the bulletin boards in the garden. Check-in begins at 7:15am under the gazebo with work from 7:30am to 9:30am. Members may bring family members or friends to complete the required hours, but all workers must remain for the full 2-hour period (no one under the age of 14 is allowed to participate due to liability issues). Members shall wear appropriate clothing, gloves, and closed-toed shoes, and have tools available, depending on the assignment. A verification of hours will be provided following the work party and must be kept for any renewal discrepancies.
Admittance to the garden during work party hours is for those attending the work party only. There will be no personal gardening in any plot during these scheduled work parties.
Special Work Parties may be called as needed and some committees conduct work groups during the week and in evenings. These will be posted or communicated to the membership and apply to the Community Service requirement.
Permanent Assignments are available for those who are willing to commit to an ongoing community service assignment, such as maintaining chip and manure corners, delivering food bank produce, etc. Members interested in a permanent assignment should contact the President.
Community Service Hours must be completed on or before the last work party of the Garden Year (held the first Saturday in June). Carryover of Community Service Hours to or from previous or future Garden Years is not permitted. There will be no grace period or waiver for fulfilling Community Service hours.