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Community Garden: 2021 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 dmcgrath@wakefield.ma.us 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 14 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, 2021 at 8 a.m.

  • Permits are valid from May 1 to October 31, 2021 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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