Disputes and Grievance Procedure

Disputes and Grievances

As with any community, problems between members can arise. Differing gardening styles and differing personalities can clash and escalate into a dispute or grievance. Here are procedures that might help resolve a dispute with a fellow gardener, or settle a grievance against a decision made by the Board of Stewards.

Grievance Policy and Procedure (Between a gardener and the group of stewards)

Gardener-to-Gardener Dispute Procedure:

1) Try to discuss the problem with the gardener him/herself.

2) Offer a compromise if possible.

3) If an understanding cannot be reached, contact a co-ordinator to discuss the matter.

4) The co-ordinator will mediate to resolve the issue.

5) If the resolution is not satisfactory to either party, he/she may take the dispute to the Appeals Board who will make a decision based on the Grievance Policy.