I. I Wish to Participate in the Community Garden

I wish to participate in the Girard Garden: the Community Garden at the Berean Institute, which includes weeding, digging, planting, carpentry, lifting heavy loads and other work requiring the use of potentially dangerous tools, including hammers, saws, drills, nails, screws and wheelbarrows.

II. I Understand that the Community Garden is run by Volunteers

I understand that although the Girard Garden is called the “Community Garden at the Berean Institute”, the Girard Garden is being supervised, managed, and ran by a group of volunteers from the surrounding neighborhood. I understand that any Berean Institute faculty, staff, or students participating in the Girard Garden are doing so voluntarily and not in conjunction with their appointment, employment, or enrollment with the Berean Institute.

III. I Understand the Risks Associated with Gardening

I understand there are a wide variety of risks associated with participation in the Community Garden, including but not limited to physical injury, accident, illness, death, loss of personal property, or other harm. I assume such risks. In addition, I shall be responsible for my own actions, activities and behavior while participating in the Community Garden.

IV. I Agree to Hold the Berean Institute Harmless for any Injury Suffered in Connection with the Community Garden

I agree on behalf of myself, heirs and assigns to indemnify and forever hold harmless the Berean Institute and its trustees, officers, faculty, staff, volunteers and affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and causes of action, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, which may at any time arise out of or relate in any manner, directly or indirectly, to my participation in the Community Garden, including but not limited to injuries, death, or for the loss of or damage to my personal property, whether such damage, loss, injury or death results from the negligence of the Berean Institute or its officers, agents or employees, or some other cause.

V. I Agree to Release the Berean Institute  from any Claims that might Arise out of Any Injury Suffered in Connection with the Community Garden.

I release the Berean Institute from any responsibility and/or liability for any injuries, illness, medical bills, charges, loss of wages or similarities expenses. This waiver and release shall include, but not be limited to, a release of claims, liabilities, and cause of action, which may arise at any time in connection with any personal or other injury to myself and others.

VI. I Have Read and Understood the Terms Above

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