I live in an urban area, lots of buildings, very little backyards.
So peppered throughout my county there are community gardens.( Collapse )
To get a plot, you submit an application and pay a small, annual fee. (Like 40 bucks or something.)
And you agree to nurture and love the land, devoting a certain amount of time to it each week.
Isn't that nice?
Well, we submitted our application back in April 2006 and was told that there is a wait for plots and that we'd be put on the list.
We are STILL on that list.
We did get a call last week informing us that there MIGHT be an opening.
But alas, the person who currently has that plot is sticking around.
In doing some more reading on the community plots, I come to realize that there are gardeners that have their plots for years and years and years.
And the chief gardener I spoke with last week admitted that he's been in possession of the same waiting lists for years and years and years. Same lists, same people, no new plots opening.
So my question:
Do you think that there should be a term limit on these plots?
What should be the limit? 3 years? 5? 10?
Or nothing in life is fair and this is just another example?