Who is responsible for getting rid of rodents and wild animals in the garden? What can I do to keep them out?

Rodents and other wild animals may be prevalent in the undeveloped area surrounding the various garden sites; it is the responsibility of the individual gardener to control these pests within their own garden space.

Maintaining an active plot is the #1 thing you can do to deter rodents. Regular harvest and cleanup will help reduce the problem of rodents. If you are composting on site please be sure to turn your compost regularly and do not add any meat or grains; only vegetable matter from your garden plot is allowed.

Non-permanent fencing is allowed, which can help deter some animals. Please keep in mind that fences may not cross garden pathways.

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1. How much time should I expect to dedicate to my garden plot?
2. When are gardening hours?
3. When is the gardening season?
4. Are dogs allowed in the community gardens?
5. Are children allowed in the community gardens?
6. When should I start spring preparation and planting?
7. When is fall harvest and clean up required?
8. Is my garden plot fee refundable?
9. How is vegetable theft handled?
10. Who is responsible for getting rid of rodents and wild animals in the garden? What can I do to keep them out?
11. Can I use newspaper in my community garden plot?
12. What resources does the city provide?
13. Why is organic gardening required?