Garden Use and Policies

The Maple Street Community Garden is located on abandoned property.  Members of the community are volunteering their time to beautify this section of the block, and make it a peaceful place to visit, a working garden, and a community gathering space.  We ask you to keep in mind the following guidelines.

The garden opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

No Alcohol Consumption and No Smoking
The Maple Street Garden follows rules as set out by New York City Parks and Recreation in terms of alcohol and smoking, and neither is permitted on the grounds of 273 Maple Street.

Pets Must be Leashed
Well behaved, household pets are allowed in the garden with their owners as long as they remain on a leash (maximum of 6ft, according to NYC law).  All pet waste must be carried out of the garden and disposed of properly.

No pet waste (liquid or solid) must ever be placed in the compost area or the garden beds.

Children Must Be Supervised
All children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  For safety reasons, children under 3 years of age must remain in close proximity to the adult who is supervising them.

Plots are Communal
All plots are currently communally managed. Crops are planted and maintained by members, according to the design and gardening practices approved by the Board, with the guidance of the Master Gardener, if any.

We adhere to organic growing practices, chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers must not be used anywhere in the garden. Chemically treated wood must not be used for the garden beds.

Anyone may harvest from the communal plots. We ask that you only take what you need for your personal consumption.


To see the complete Maple Street Community Garden Bylaws click here