Welcome to Prospect Heights Community Farm! Are you interested in becoming a member of the Prospect Heights Community Farm? 

To become a member of our Garden, here are the steps to complete:

  1. Attend a General Meeting — Check out the Garden Calendar to the right of this page (desktop) or scroll to the bottom of the page (mobile) or view the full listing here. Garden meetings are usually 1 hour, except for the first meeting of the season which is 2 hours. Prospective members are expected to attend the entire meeting.
  2. Fill out Contact Form — A link to the form will be provided following the meeting.
  3. Pay Annual Dues — Annual dues are collected on sliding scale ($25 appreciated – $5 minimum)
  4. Complete Orientation — This typically takes place after each meeting and lasts between 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the group.

Member responsibilities include the following:

  • Following all garden Bylaws, Ground Rules, and Guidelines.
  • Volunteering for open hours and attending meetings during the gardening season
    • Depending on when you join, new member Service Hour requirements may be prorated
  • Helping to maintain the garden as a safe, attractive, and enriching public space for all New Yorkers

Members are entitled to the following benefits:

We encourage families, partners, and household members to join PHCF but we do not currently have household memberships, which means that all members of a household will have to join the gardens as individuals in order to partake of the Rights and Benefits of Membership as outlined in Article II, Section 3 of the Bylaws, These benefits include accessing the garden at anytime with a key, voting, proposing projects, and joining the Box Waiting List.  Adult household members are not required to formally join the garden in order to enjoy it in the company of Garden Members.