OVF Associate Program

What is the Associate Program?

The Associate Program is a program for OVF members who are interested in obtaining help with their plot on an on-going basis. This program is not for vacation relief or extended periods of absence by the member.

  • The Garden Member assumes responsibility for all actions of the Associate.
  • The Garden Member must monitor the Associates' activities for compliance with OVF By-laws and Rules and Regulations.
  • Other than providing an introduction, if requested, the Ocean View Farms Board of Directors will have no further involvement in the Member-Associate relationship.
  • The Garden Member must actively participate with the Associate in the maintenance of the plot(s)
  • Provided that the Associate’s activities are in compliance with OVF By-laws and Rules and Regulations, the Garden Member has the sole responsibility for terminating an Associate relationship, at the Garden Member’s sole discretion.
  • A Garden Member may have only one Associate (and their household members) at a time.

OVF members can add Associates who are:

  • Friends or family members (who do not reside in the same household as the Member)
  • Persons (and their household members) on a list maintained by the Membership Secretary. The Membership Secretary polls these Associate applicants, most of whom are Garden Member Applicants waiting for a plot of their own, for their level of garden experience and garden interests.

Persons who have in the past had their OVF membership terminated are not eligible to become Associates.


What is the process for adding an Associate?

The Garden Member is responsible for the person selected as an Associate.

If you are interested in adding an Associate from the OVF waiting list, contact the Membership Secretary via the form at the bottom of this page and provide some details on the garden work and rewards you wish to share. The Membership Secretary will forward the contact information to you for the next three (3) persons (as available) on the waiting list who match your interests. You will contact those persons to discuss your mutual expectations and select a person with whom you wish to garden.

Once you find a person with whom you would like to work as an Associate (whether a friend/family member or a person from the OVF waiting list):

  1. Contact your Phase Representative (Phase Rep) to go to the next step of formalizing the process and assigning that person to your plot, which includes a meeting at the Garden with your Phase Rep, the prospective Associate and yourself. The Phase Rep will orient the Associate to the Garden at this meeting.
  2. Complete the necessary paperwork which will be provided by the Phase Rep at the meeting.
  3. Prepare a $10.00 (as of 2021) check made payable to Ocean View Farms, Inc. for the Associate's fee, and give it to your Phase Rep along with the completed paperwork. The Associate's fee may also be paid online, by logging into your OVF My Account.

Where do I get the paperwork?

You can ask your Phase Rep for the Ocean View Farms Associate Agreement and Associate Waiver.

Who do I contact to get more information?

If you would like to be matched to a person on the Associate waiting list, or if you have any questions, please use the form below to contact the Membership Secretary, or leave a note in the Membership Secretary's mailbox in the wheelbarrow shed. Please allow up to one week for a response, if you leave a note in the wheelbarrow shed.

Please leave this box empty:

If you are a garden member requesting the name of a potential associate, please check this box to confirm you have read and understand the conditions listed above.


If you are interested in joining the wait list to become an Associate at Ocean View Farms, please contact the Membership Secretary and provide the following information:

Name, address, phone, email

Please indicate if you have also submitted an Application to become a Garden Member

Please provide information on your level of garden experience and particular garden interests you may have.

Please indicate your availability (e.g. weekday mornings, weekends, evenings only, etc.)

The Membership Secretary will respond and add you to the wait list.

Persons who have in the past had their OVF membership terminated are not eligible to become Associates.