We are excited to announce that we are taking membership applications for the 2018 season. Early membership will help support the sustainability of the garden and provide members first priority to rent a garden plot. Some garden plots are available for 2018.
As a member, you will receive:
- First priority to rent a garden plot
- First priority in plot renewal
- Notification and access to health and garden workshops
- Garden updates and events
- Discounts on special fundraising events
Annual membership will be $25 for 2018. Higher membership levels are available for community and business supporters and sponsors. Opportunities for sponsor supported garden plots for families in need are also available.
A membership with Community Life Garden Non-Profit will help support the sustainability of the garden’s operations. It will also support the services it provides its members and the community.
Please download and complete the attached Membership Form. You can mail the one page form or scan email it. Membership Form
You can pay your $25 membership by check. Please make it out to "Community Life Garden" and send it to CLG, PO BOX 1582, Reedley, CA 93654. Please indicate membership on your check memo line.
Garden Plot Rentals for Members
Our plan is to focus on increasing our plot adoptions and membbership. We also seek to obtain funding to upgrade from a flood irrigation setup to a drip irrigation system. Engineers from USDA in Fresno have redesigned our flood irrigation into an expandable system for drip irrigation.
We continue to seek funding for the purchase of the materials needed to build the garden plots. We also seek in-kind donations for lumber, garden soil and landscape materials.
Individuals interested in adopting a garden plot the first year, can do so without cost. If the person wants to continue a second year, we will request a paid membership and garden plot.
The cost to rent garden plots will range for members depending on the size chosen. The CLG Board of Directors will set the membership and plot fees each year.
We are seeking school or service organization groups that are interested in creating their own demonstration garden plot for 2018. We also seek family groups that are interested. We would ask a single membership and volunteer assistance in creating your garden plot. Please contact us if your are interested.
Volunteer Hours for First Plot
Individuals that become first time members will be offered the choice of providing volunteer hours to pay for the annual lease cost of a garden plot. Some individuals and families that are seeking to supplement their food budget may be economically challenged to initially become members and lease a garden plot.
We want to encourage first-time gardeners to consider their commitment while volunteering to support Community Life Garden. Each volunteer hour will be valued at $5 enabling a new member to contribute hours to obtain a garden plot for the first year. It is anticipated that new members, if they choose to renew, will plan their renewal in advance and create a savings for the full payment of their renewal membership and garden plot.
Once a member, please use the Contact Us page to let us know your interest in a garden plot and size.