Community Garden Rules & Guidlines

Completed applications and fees may be mailed or hand delivered to Springhill Presbyterian Church, 4769 West Babcock, Bozeman MT 59718 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday. 

  • Payment in full is due to Springhill Church prior to the beginning of garden season to secure plots. 
  • Cost per season is $25 for the first plot with $15 refunded if the garden plot is cleared at the end of the season. Additional plots are $15 with $10 refunded. 
  • Plot sizes are 15 feet by 20 feet and may be shared by friends or family, if desired. 
  • Assignment of garden plots will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Each gardener is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their garden plot. 
  • Garden plots should be cared for at least once per week. Please keep weeds out! 
  • A limited number of tools and hoses will be available in the community garden storage shed. 
  • Each gardener will be given a code to the shed for access to tools and hoses. Please re-lock after use. 
  • Children are welcome in the garden if accompanied by an adult and supervised. Children should stay out of other gardener’s plots. 
  • No pets allowed! 
  • The application of herbicides to kill weeds in garden plots is prohibited. 
  • No pesticides other than insecticidal soap and organic compounds are allowed in the garden. The soil may be amended with fertilizer or soil pep. 
  • Gardeners may harvest vegetables and flowers from their garden only. 
  • By the second week of October, gardeners are responsible for clearing their plot of all plant material and leaving the plot as they found it in the spring. A garbage dumpster will be supplied for that week. 
  • Gardeners may garden at their convenience during the hours of sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. 
  • Planting perennial crops like strawberries or raspberries, or flowers that self-seed, is prohibited, as they will take over other plots. 
  • There will be a “give and take” shelf inside the shed for extra seeds if you do not want to plant the whole package (ex. zucchini).