Hello Gardeners & Wait List,
I’m writing to let you know that Justin & I will be at the garden tomorrow night to help “kick off’ the season with this fantastic warm weather. The garden is almost completely full! There has been some shifting and finagling, but I believe that we are down to the last six plots.
For those of you on the wait list, this weekend (but preferably tomorrow) is your last chance. For those current gardeners waiting on a second plot, it is not likely I will be able to give you one, as the wait list is growing as each day gets progressively warmer.
With that said, those of you that have plots that appear in disarray should truly consider taking some time this weekend to make it appear tended, or it will be reassigned to one of the salivating resident gardeners who tend their plots willfully. I mean this as a firm reminder of your commitment to the community at large, not so much as a threat. It’s just your weeds are looking to multiply in your neighbor’s wanton, fertile soil, and, well, it’s just not fair to your neighbor to have to clean up after your mess. So please, do your best to get down to the garden ASAP and put some time in.
For the majority of gardeners, thank you so much for all of your hard work! The garden is looking really great overall! We have a LOT of new faces and I look forward to seeing many of them over the weekend!
Also, a quick reminder: The Annual SSCLT Plant sale is this weekend. So go get your plantin’ on!
I just want to make sure everybody understands that the compost deliveries that have been made at the garden have been arranged privately by gardeners that have paid for it. This is an economical and environmentally friendly way to get compost to your plot (no plastic bags!) from a local source (7 Arrows Farm).
No garden funds have been used to purchase the compost, and so it is only to be used by those who paid into the order.
If you have picked up compost without paying for it, please get in touch with Greg, at gregdatseris [at] gmail.com as he has been organizing the orders.
We’re working on a garden-wide solution for 2014, but for now, you’ll want to get in touch with Greg if you want to participate.
Thanks so much for your understanding.
We have a board meeting scheduled for 6:00 on Thursday night. I made the schedule before my schedule changed just a bit, so I would like to change the meeting to 6:40pm on Thusday. I’ll be coming in from Pawtucket at 6pm and should be able to be at the garden by 6:30, latest at 6:45.
After the meeting, I can work with anybody on the wait list. I have only a few plots available, and I’m looking to get them all booked this weekend. So I’ll also be around Friday evening, and maybe even Saturday. So let’s talk!
Thank you so much for all your work at the garden thus far. Everything looks really great!
Our first load of lumber has been used up. The orangeflags mark the plots that are in need of repair or replacement. Persons who wish to have help improving their plot markers should come to the garden during Thrsay office hours and be on hand to ear and help with the improvements needed.
Hi gardeners ‘n’ wait listA few quick things:
A) Keri won’t be at the garden tomorrow night because some work is being done on the hive and I am allergic.
Via Kimbly: Tomorrow, Friday, April 26th, we will be doing a full HIVE INSPECTION at 3:30. The bees will be very active and possibly a bit feisty, please be aware of this if you plan to be in the garden between 3:30 – 6:00 pm. All are invited to attend and participate or just watch, but please bring protective gear.
B) please don’t use the lime that is on the pallet in the shed. It is for the baseball field and is not food grade.
C) There are wood chips at the garden! Next time you see our city workers (and our resident councilman!), thank them for doing such a great job! Now, get to spreading them chips on the pathways! (Just maybe not tomorrow, Friday >> See point A)
D) there is a small pile of compost in the parking lot. It is part of an individual group purchase. Please don’t take this material; it was purchased by a small group of gardeners that were in need of an immediate delivery. No funds from the garden were used in the purchase.With that said, we are going to talk about compost delivery options at the next board meeting (thurs., may 2, 6pm at the garden). As a reminder, all resident gardeners are welcomed to attend board meetings. Your opinions matter!
Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your hard work at the garden last weekend. Like many of you, I have a very busy work schedule, so I hadn’t been able to visit the garden until this evening. Kimbly noted, and I agreed, that the whole garden is looking spectacular, really. So thank you again.
———- to wait list, I’m hoping to make up garden hours over the weekend. I’ll be sending you a note with more details as to when we can meet up and get the last few plots assigned!
Hello Garden Community!
Saturday (yesterday) turned out to be an amazing day to be down at the garden! The weather was surprisingly perfect and the rains on Friday made for very easy weeding around the plots.
Please be advised that the combination to the shed & gates has been changed. The new combination is on your contract. If you haven’t given me a contract for this year, please see me as soon as possible. If payment for your plot is an issue, it is no issue! I will be happy to wait on payment, so long as I have your commitment so that i may finish fulfilling the wait list. In other words, just let me know that you’re coming back.
The “to-do” list is on the bulletin board on a clipboard but here it also is with notes.
- Pull everything out of shed; rearrange with new stuff we rescued from New Leaf’s trash.
- Weed around all plots, pathways, fence & community areas.(note: weeds with seeds go in drowning buckets or brown bags to try to prevent compost from getting clogged up with viable seed). A lot of this was done today, but please walk around the pathways and look for spots that were missed.
- Construct or reconstruct brick or stonework and stepping areas as necessary
- Pull up any instance of Japanese Knot Weed
- Pick up any trash you see anywhere in or outside of the garden. Pay special attention to rocks or stones that would be in the pathway of the riding mowers that the city workers use. SUPER IMPORTANT: rocks can easily get caught in the moving parts of the mowers and be hurled at extremely dangerous speeds that could hurt any number of people. Please, if you ever see any stones or rocks in the grassy areas, just pick them up and bring them to the perimeter.
Norma & her posse really put out a lot of work today. There are new frames on many plots that desperately needed it! If you see a flag in your plot, it means that it is marked for fixing, that is all. If you have any questions or concerns about it, please see me. Also please note that I probably won’t check email until later this week; I’m not ignoring you.
Meanwhile, if there are any pressing concerns, you may ask them here and any community member may answer!