OVF relies on its individual members to provide security and safety for all of the other members and the entire garden property. While we will probably never be able to completely eliminate petty theft or vandalism, keeping the nine interior gates locked will greatly help in achieving this goal. Other than Saturday and Sunday workdays, the gates must be kept locked at ALL times. As tempting as it is to not bother locking the gate while you are only going to your plot for one minute to pick a couple of tomatoes or a few roses, that's enough time for someone to slip in without your knowledge. Please lock the gate each time you enter and leave the garden.

Garden members are also encouraged to challenge anyone they do not recognize and take note of any vehicle license plate numbers or physical characteristics of any suspicious individuals and report these activities to the President or Garden Master.