Below is a sample plot registration form for community gardens. Information in brackets is to be determined by individual gardens, as appropriate for their use.

Sample Form: Garden Plot Registration

Contact Information

Name: ____________________________________________

Date:  ________________

Address : _____________________________________________

City: _______________________________________________

Zip: ____________________

Phone (home/cell): ______________________________

Phone (work): ______________________________

Did you have a garden plot with this community garden last year?

______ Yes ______ No

If yes, do you want the same garden plot this year?

______ Yes ______ No

If no, what area of the garden would you like to be in?


Community Garden Fees

A plot fee of [dollar amount] is required before the plot can be assigned. This fee will go toward expenses of the community garden [water bills, plant/seed purchases, community tools, etc.].

A clean-up deposit of [dollar amount] is required before the plot can be assigned. The clean-up deposit will be returned in the fall after you have removed all of your plants and cleaned your plot.


Please mark three areas that you would be interested in volunteering with during the season. Each gardener is expected to help during the season with general chores.

___Site maintenance

___Phone calls


___Assigning plots

___Path maintenance

___Construction projects


___Annual planting

___Fall cleanup


___Social events


I have read the Community Garden Rules and understand that failure to meet the guidelines will result in loss of cleanup deposit fees and gardening privileges.

Signature: __________________________________________

Date: ________________


Click here to download a MS Word version of this sample plot registration form!

Sample Sliding Scale Plot Fees

Some community gardens use a sliding scale to determine plot fees for each family.  This way all gardeners can afford to participate and garden expenses can be shared from each according to her/his ability.

Here is a sample of some sliding scale that uses family size and income to help determine the participants’ plot fees.

Click here to download a sample of a Sliding Scale Plot Fee!