You fill out details about your plot, upload photos, and choose the pricing model (monthly/annual $, a portion of the produce, or a hybrid model). Your listing helps potential gardeners get a sense of what your garden plot is like.
Even though you enter your complete street address, people can only see its approximate location on a map when they view your listing. Once a gardener contacts you, it's up to you to decide whether you want to share your full address with them.
From listing your plot, to choosing a pricing model, to understanding your responsibilities under local laws, to building relationships with gardeners and agreeing on rental terms — we've got tools and resources for you.
Messaging online helps you get to know gardeners and answer any questions.
Once you feel comfortable with a gardener, invite them to come see your plot. This will give you both an opportunity to decide if the arrangement is mutually beneficial. If either of you aren't satisfied, you can part ways amicably.
We provide a template that you can use for your contract. The agreement includes terms like available access days/times, payment terms, how watering works, etc. You can, of course, choose to do a verbal agreement too, if you both want to be more informal.
If your arrangement included in-kind payment of some of the produce, you will be enjoying fresh & healthy vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
If your arrangement included a cash payment, you'll be receiving money from your gardener. Common payment methods include cash, money orders, personal checks, and of course bank transfers or PayPal.
Once your gardening contract expires, you can choose to extend it for another season, cease using the plot for a garden, or re-list your plot on YardYum in search of a new gardener. It's up to you!