Frequently Asked Questions
When Are Membership Dues Due?
Membership Dues are due on the first of the month.
When Are Membership Dues Considered Late?
All membership dues are due by the first of the month. If dues are paid after the fifth of the month then your membership could be placed on hold or roll over to the next month.
When Do Members Receive Baskets?
Baskets are given out based on the availability of produce in our community gardens.
I Received My First Basket. What Do I Do With the Basket?
Your basket must be returned to the nearest community garden in a timely fashion to so that you can receive your next basket.
I’m At the Community Garden. The Gate Code Has Changed. What Do I Do?
Make sure that your Membership Dues are up-to-date. Immediately call our office at 504-206-9290 to receive the new code.
What is the Difference Between a Stakeholder And an Individual Member?
Individual members actually take part in one of our community garden’s upkeep by spending at least 1 hour in that garden per week. Stakeholders are not obligated to work in the community gardens. They contribute to the upkeep of the gardens by paying slightly higher Membership Dues.
When are Classes, Workshops, And Meetings Held?
You may find out when classes, workshops, meetings are other activities are being held in the community gardens by visiting our Projects Page, http://nolagreenroots.com/projects/ or you can stop by the main office at 3101 Tulane Ave for black and white copy. Remember all members are required to RSVP for a workshop 1 day before the scheduled workshops.
Is NOLA Green Roots a Non-Profit Organization?
Yes, NOLA Green Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
When Are Assignments Given Out?
Assignments are given at the beginning of the month. Each week however you Sunday to the following Monday to complete your weekly garden assignments.
I Haven’t Received an Assignment. What Should I Do?
Remember, even if you have not received an design assignment, all Individual members are required to spend a minimum of one hour per week helping with the garden’s upkeep. If you have not received a specific assignment by end of the first week of the month, there is still plenty of work that can be done in the garden- so remember to sign in. All visit your garden and ensure that there is no trash present, clear the pathway, and put any tools up that are out of place.
Hey, I Didn’t Make it Last Week to do my Assignment. Is it Okay to do an Extra Hour?
Yes, but last week will count against your membership and you could still receive a violation sheet for failure to complete your weekly assignment. If you are consistently missing weeks, you may lose your membership status at the community garden. Remember our plants need people who care each week to keep them happy and healthy. If you are unable to make it every week, NOLA Green Roots ask that you help us by removing yourself from the membership status you are in to make room for someone who will care for the plants each week. (You may wish to be moved to Stakeholder if space is available next month.)
I’m Unable to Complete my Garden Task Due to Sickness. What Should I Do?
You should always call our office and send an email to let us know about your situation.
I’m a Senior and I Don’t Want to Receive a Basket Delivery While on Vacation. What Should I Do?
Before leaving to go out of town, please send us an email letting us know the dates that you will be gone. In that way… we will have written confirmation on when not to deliver a basket to your home.
Is it True That For Every Year You’ve Been a Member You Get One Month FREE!
Yes! As long as you have been a consist member of the garden you will receive a Month Free Pass for each month you’ve been a member.