Become a Member

YEAH!  We’re so excited that you’re interested in joining the garden!

If you are interested in joining for the 2019 season you should send us an e-mail at so we can add you to our e-mail list.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Wed., March 20: Garden Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. at Clinton Hill Public Library
  • Sat., April 27: Garden Meeting & Workday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Garden
  • Wed., May 15: Garden Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. at Clinton Hill Public Library
  • Sat., May 25: Garden Meeting & Workday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Garden
  • Sat., June 15: Garden Meeting & Workday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Garden

If you would like to join our garden, and we hope you do, you need to come to either a workday or a meeting before Saturday June 13, 2015.

Member Requirements

Please click here to read our bylaws.

Earning a Plot

There is tremendous interest in Hollenback these days but limited space in the 2019 season.  We have also started a new policy whereby, if you would like to be eligible for a plot you need to Apprentice for a year.  Apprenticing involves paying dues (a sliding scale of $10-50), coming to 3 workdays, 3 meetings and 4 2-hour open hours shifts during your first season.  If you do all of those deeply fun things in 2019, then you’re eligible for a plot in 2016 (if some open up).  We would love to have you in the garden as an Apprentice.  You’ll be able to tend the common areas and trees, build and turn compost, weed, prune, build beds, help with events and enjoy the garden on your own time.  There are opportunities to tend plots in your apprentice year depending on availability.


Click here for more information about our By Laws and Membership Rules.



If you decide to join as an Apprentice, you will receive a key after coming to 2 meetings and 1 workday.



Wear clothes you can get dirty and be prepared to weed, prune, build, hammer, saw, paint, shovel and get dirty.  We provide tools, but it’s a good idea to bring a pair of gardening gloves and a pair of hand pruners (if you have them).  Be prepared to stay at least 3-4 hours, though you’re welcome to stay all day.



Composting is currently available to members only.  If you would like to compost at Hollenback you will need to join the garden as an Apprentice.  (In years past, when we did accept drop offs from the community at large, we received too many scraps for our compost system.  This raised many complaints from our neighbors about the smell and fly infestation.)


Other Gardens

If you are interested in getting hooked up with another community garden where you are more likely to get your own plot, please contact the Green Guerillas 212 594-2155.  They can help place you at  gardens that need members.

You can also go to to find a community garden near you.



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