Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Do gardeners have a problem with deer?

With our rustic, serene setting, many people assume our garden is frequented by deer.  We're now in our fourth season and have never had any evidence of deer inside the garden.  We believe the combination of our fencing and concrete sidewalks inside the fence serve as a safe, natural deterrent.

Is produce in the garden available to the public?

All of the plots in Harvest Farm are planted and tended by our gardeners for their private use. You are welcome to walk through the garden, but please do not touch or harvest any of the plants. If you'd like some of your own delicious, home-grown veggies, consider applying for a plot.

Where is the garden located?

Harvest Farm is located in Suwanee's White Street Park, located at 752 White Street. The park can be accessed easily from Buford Highway; turn north on Davis Street and then take a left at the three-way stop on to White Street. The park is approximately 1/4 mile from the sign, on the left. Look for the red barn - you can't miss us! For a map and and driving directions, please click here.

Is the garden open to the public?

Absolutely!  Our garden is located in Suwanee's White Street Park, located at 752 White Street, just off Buford Highway.  The garden is a beautiful, vibrant setting filled with the bright colors and wonderful scents of flowers as well as fresh fruits, veggies and herbs.  We encourage our gardeners to label their plants so you can get a first-hand look at what your favorite fruit or veggie looks like in the growing stage.  In addition to the community garden plots, we have a beautiful butterfly garden, picnic tables, rocking chairs, and a small gardening library in our barn.

Surrounding our garden, is the serene White Street Park with a walking trail that meanders through wooded areas and open pasture.  Some of our wonderful amenities in White Street Park include an outdoor amphitheater and fire pit.  Those, along with the barn, can be rented.

The park and garden are open daily from sunrise to sunset.  We do ask that you close the garden gates upon entering or exiting to keep critters from snacking on our plants.  Please respect our gardeners' hard work by not touching or picking their plants.  And, please note, pets are not allowed inside the garden.

Plots

What is included with my plot?

Annual fees include use of the plot, utilities, basic community tools, and, when available, compost. The garden also hosts social and educational events throughout the year, which are typically free of charge. Gardeners will incur personal expenses for seeds, plants, mulch, amendments, etc. Gardeners must also install their own trellises, stakes, etc.

Do I have to be a Suwanee resident to get a plot?

No, we welcome gardeners from the greater Suwanee community and beyond!  Plots are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to Suwanee residents/taxpayers/property owners, who also receive a 25% discount on their annual plot rental.  We do recommend that you live within close driving distance to the garden, as you may need to make daily trips to water, especially during the hot summer season.

How do I apply for a plot?

We are currently accepting applications for our 2013 season, which begins January 1.  We have a limited number of small plots available so apply today to be part of Harvest Farm in our fourth season!  For more information, please click here.

Is it possible to find out how long the current waiting list is?

We have a limited number of small plots available for 2013 so apply today to be part of Harvest Farm in our fourth season!  Once those plots are filled, we will open a waiting list.  Please note, our waiting list does not roll over from year to year.  If you are on our 2013 waiting list, you must submit a new application in order to be assigned a plot for 2014.  For more information, please click here.