Key members must reside in NYC, have a stated reason for wanting access to the MVG (to garden, to compost, to help with construction projects, to enjoy the open spaces, etc.), and must agree to follow all garden rules.
Key members are also required to have attended a garden orientation and to have paid a $10 key fee. Exceptions can be made for economic hardship. Do not copy this key or give it to anyone else.
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, gamble, or use any drugs in MVG at any time.
Children are a vital and welcome part of MVG. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult while in the garden.
Pets must be on a leash at all times. Remove all pet waste from the garden and do not permit your pet to damage anything in the garden.
Remove any trash you generate from the garden. Please consider removing additional trash you see present as well.
No harvesting from any plant without permission. Many beds are privately cultivated. Community beds are managed by the community bed cluster who can dictate when plants may be harvested.
The garden cannot store any hazardous materials. This includes but is not limited to certain pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, paints and varnishes, and anything with a significant warning on the label. Please plan for the removal of your supplies when you are not physically present in the garden.
Signage may not be posted around the garden.
The garden supplies a large number of tools for community use. You may use these provided you replace them when you are finished. No garden tools should be removed from the garden for any reason.
If you are the last gardener to leave, lock the gate properly. If there are other people present when you leave the garden, check that another gardener will lock up.
The front gate must be secured inwards so as not to block the sidewalk.
No fires or barbecues in the garden.
The use of the premise as a residence of any domestic animal is not permitted.
No vehicles are permitted in the garden with the exception of deliveries.
No uncovered water containers are permitted.
If you witness any illegal activity or feel endangered you should contact city authorities.