Work Hours Deferral Policy

Work Hours Deferral Policy


The Work-hours Deferral Policy provides members the option to defer their work-hours obligation should they experience difficulties fulfilling them. The unfilled work hours will be completed during subsequent season(s) by arrangement with the Board of Stewards.

To request a deferment a member should contact Board of Stewards. The Stewards will decide if a deferral is appropriate. In the event that the Stewards are unable to make a decision, the request will be sent to the Governing Committee which will call an Executive Session if necessary. Throughout the process, the member’s privacy will be strictly protected.

Please note that garden members may give or loan work-hours to any other member of the garden, but no garden member is obligated to do so. Arrangements made between the parties in this way do not need Board approval.

Approved by the (former) Governing Committee

11 July 2016