Garden Plot Holders
A garden plot holder is a gardener who is assigned a specific plot to garden for the duration of a year. Members of the Brooklyn College community (students, faculty, and staff), as well as individuals who live in the neighborhood immediately surrounding the college, are eligible to apply for a garden plot. Students may be asked to share a plot with another student or another eligible individual, depending on the number of individual requesting plots and plots available in the garden. All individuals requesting plots or interested in participating in other garden tasks, such as composting, should complete an application form each year with full contact information. Send us an e-mail if you would like more information or would like to request an application.
Plots will be made available as follows: Individuals who live in the neighborhood immediately surrounding Brooklyn College will be eligible for one third of available plots; Brooklyn College students, faculty, and staff will be eligible for the remaining two thirds of available plots. Plots may not be transferred to other individuals.
Plots will be assigned by a lottery system. The plot application period begins in February, and ends mid-March. A limited number of raised plots will be made available on a need basis and assigned by lottery. Gardeners are asked to submit requests for raised plots along with their application. Plot assignments will be announced after the lottery in mid-March. Any plots not assigned during the lottery will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. No gardener can hold or share more than one plot. Should there be more applications than plots, returning gardeners in good standing are assigned plots before new gardeners, who may join a waiting list.