What should I do if something in my plot or garden has been stolen or damaged or there’s an emergency?

While very uncommon, it can happen. To report theft, vandalism, or an afterhours water leak, please contact non-emergency police at 503-629-0111. If you feel that you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. If a water leak occurs during normal business hours, please call Public Works at 503-526-2220. After calling the appropriate number for any reason, please notify the garden program, as well.

Any gardener confirmed of taking vegetables, flowers, or supplies from another’s plot will have their garden privileges revoked. Gardeners are encouraged to harvest crops regularly to reduce the temptation of theft by others.

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1. How much time should I expect to dedicate to my garden plot?
2. When is the gardening season?
3. When should I start spring preparation and planting?
4. When is fall harvest and clean up required?
5. What should I do if something in my plot or garden has been stolen or damaged or there’s an emergency?
6. Who is responsible for getting rid of rodents and wild animals in the garden? What can I do to keep them out?
7. Can I use newspaper in my community garden plot?
8. What resources does the city provide?
9. Why is organic gardening required?