f. a. q. 

frequently asked questions

How do I become a member?


Campos continues to accept new members. Contact camposcommunitygarden@gmail.com with your name, e-mail and phone number. Please include a brief statement about why you would like to join the garden. Interested new members must initially come to one of the garden’s monthly meetings in order to introduce themselves and meet the other gardeners. Acceptance of prospective new members is at the discretion of the general membership.




can non-members volunteer?


At this time we do not have a formal volunteer program for non-members. We encourage you to view a calendar of events which will from time to time include opportunities for volunteers. Or, if you have something specific in mind to help the garden, please contact camposcommunitygarden@gmail.com with your proposal and contact information.




What are the responsibilities of a garden member?


Membership requirements include assisting in the upkeep of the common areas and meeting the 10 hour open hour per season minimum. Annual membership is $10 per person or family. New members who would like an individual plot will be placed on the plot waiting list until one becomes available. For additional details on member responsibilities, see our "Join " page.




Can I bring my dog to the garden ?


Properly licensed dogs who have been vaccinated for rabies may enter New York City parks. They must wear collars with valid license tags, and be on a leash that is 6 feet long or less. Dogs must be under the control of their owner. Dog wasted must be cleaned up and disposed of promptly and properly. Please note that individual gardens may prohibit dogs ( other than service dogs ) at their discretion.




When can I visit the garden ?


Campos is required by license with New York City Parks Department to maintain a minimum amount of posted “Open Hours” for public access hours to the garden. Please refer to our " hours/location" page for the current month open hours to the public. We have regular posted hours when members ensure that the garden is open to visitors, but the garden is open far beyond these hours, although those are not scheduled in advance.




How can I make a financial contribution to the garden?


We gratefully accept financial donations. Please contact us at camposcommunitygarden@gmail.com with your interest in making a financial donation.




Who owns the Campos Community Garden ?


The land is owned by New York City. The gardeners are stewards of the land which is leased from GreenThumb, a division of the NYC Parks Department. GreenThumb provides a variety of services and support for community gardens throughout the City. In return the gardeners agree to have their gardens open to the public during designated visiting hours. All work done by the gardeners is on a volunteer basis. To learn more about GreenThumb visit http://www.greenthumbnyc.org




Can non-members use the garden for an event ?


Yes. Please check our contacts page for submissions form / requirements




Can I picnic in the garden?


Yes ! There is plenty of seating available under the shaded gazebo and extra chairs and tables at the rear of the garden. Please note that there are no garbage receptacles and you will need to take any wrappings or garbage with you when you leave.




Can I pick or harvest plants or food in the garden?


Picking anything from the garden is not allowed, as plots and garden areas are assigned to specific members. However, we do have an herbal spot - in the shape of a small piramid - available to the general public. See pic below for reference.

campos community garden




Are there bees in the garden?


Yes, Campos is hosting a bee hive to encourage the general bee population / pollination of our plants. The honey bees for the most part are not aggressive, unless you touch or otherwise disturb the hive. Please act accordingly.




Is the garden equipped with water/bathroom/electrical facilities ?


No. Please plan your visit accordingly