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Community Garden: 2020 Season Upon assignment of a garden plot, Dan McGrath, Wakefield Recreation Director, will meet with gardeners to review rules and expectations. At any point, gardeners can direct questions and concerns to Dan McGrath at or 781.246.6389.

Application process. Managed by Wakefield’s Recreation Department, the garden will feature over 40 4’ x 8’ individual plots in J.J. Round Park on Main Street. The space will include rain barrels, direct water access, compost bins, and an equipment shed. Plot applications will be accepted from a maximum of two adults per household. Submissions must be received by 11:59PM on April 9.

Should applications exceed the number of available plots, Wakefield Recreation (@wakefieldrecreation) will broadcast a lottery drawing via Facebook Live on April 10 at 10 a.m. All applicants will be also be notified directly.

Applicants must be a resident of Wakefield, leader of a non-profit organization based in Wakefield, or leader of a business operating in Wakefield.

A $50 per-plot permit fee will be payable upon notification that one has received a plot assignment. If an individual wishes to request a waiver of the permit fee due to financial concerns, he or she can contact Dan McGrath, Recreation Director, at (781) 246-6389. 
Garden Rules and Regulations

  • Weather permitting, the garden will formally open on May 1, 2020 at 9 a.m.

  • Permits are valid from May 1 to October 30, 2020 and must be renewed annually

  • The garden is open from 8 a.m. to dusk, 7 days a week

  • Abandoned and overgrown plots will be reassigned

  • Only annuals can be planted; no cannabis can be grown

  • Furniture, including chairs, may not be left at plots

  • The following are prohibited on the premises:

  • Herbicides and pesticides

  • Trespassing on others’ plots

  • On-site sale of produce

  • Individual fencing

  • Smoking and vaping

Permit holders are responsible for:

  • Supervising children brought on site

  • Leashing and controlling dogs brought on site

  • Removing litter and debris after each use

  • Clearing plot of all stakes and non-vegetative matter at the end of the season

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