How to Join and Participate with RIGC
Join the Waitlist
The Roosevelt Island Garden Club (RIGC) is an all volunteer not-for-profit community gardening organization.
Membership is available only to residents of Roosevelt Island.
RIGC Membership Waitlist Application
Now that we have placed this waitlist application online, we have experienced a huge increase in the number of applications. We used to be able to say there was a 3 yr wait period , but due to the increased number of applicants the wait will be longer.
To apply for a garden club membership and receive access to the responsibility of a garden plot, you must first complete the Waitlist Application at the button link above:
Students seeking community service credit, waitlist members, or friends of RIGC can join us for Community Service Days or help with special projects in the garden.
If you are interested in helping out, please email at email@example.com.
Volunteers are not required to be Roosevelt Island residents, but all volunteers must fill out a liability waver.
RIGC Associate Gardener Program
Long time gardeners who would like to keep their key for garden access or join community events or serve on a committee may become a Legacy Associate.
Roosevelt Island residents who join the waitlist may also opt in to become an Associate. Associates may help with one particular gardener who needs a temporary assist due to health issues or they may work on a committee like compost, landscape, or outreach. There may be limited placed for Associates depending on the time of year and the need. Associates may not run for office or vote. To check on becoming an Associate, first join the waitlist and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.