Good news, Gardeners: The compost has been delivered. Please help yourself to 2″ of compost for your plot.
From Erika @ Providence Community Garden Network:
When your gardeners gather this weekend to add compost to their beds, please take pictures! We would love to document the first citywide compost delivery, but we can’t be everywhere at once! Then, send your favorite pictures on to me. Your pictures will be included in our Press Release thanking the City for supporting our gardens.
HOW TO SCREEN YOUR COMPOST
We ordered un-screened compost from Earth Care Farm. This made our order more affordable, but it also means that you will find large pieces of wood & shell in your compost. Every community garden is encouraged to build compost screens to share. Shifting your compost through a screen is the easiest way to remove large pieces before adding compost to your garden plots.
We have screens ready to use near the compost bins. please put screened material into the compost bins (by the terrace).
If you’ve signed up for a plot but haven’t heard from me, here’s why: Last week I wrote all of the current gardeners to see who wants to stay on for the 2010 season. I’ve heard from almost all of them, and as soon as I have everything squared up, I’ll start handing out assignments.
This year, I’ll be reassigning abandoned plots in late July for Summer/ Fall harvests. If I can’t fit you in for the Spring, I’ll get you in on the Fall. There’s a lot of great news to come and I’m sure there’s a place for everyone.
If you are a member already and wouldn’t mind sharing your plot, let me know. Also, you may lend your plot to a person on the wait list if you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time.
Regardless, if you would like a plot, please register on the waitlist, as I will be giving plots on a first-come basis.
Right now I’m updating the plot lists. A few of you have asked me where to send payment. Bring payment with you to the first workday, which will be announced shortly. I will update the site as soon as I have the dates.
Also, the wait list can be used for keeping your plot, too. It’s just one list. If you leave a note in the form that tells me your plot number, I will mark it on my physical list. I’m just trying to solidify all the lists into one megalist. 🙂
Right now is a sort of preliminary count so I can assign plots to those who are waiting on the wait list. I’m so happy to see so much enthusiasm! It’s going to be a great season!!
If you have questions about where your plot is, check the map on the website.
If you are on facebook, sign up to be a fan and get updates that way.
You can also follow the twitter .
So the past few days have really given me Spring Fever. What about you?
There are a lot of new things happening for the garden this year, and I can’t wait to tell you about them. One thing I can tell you for sure, is that there will be a restructuring party of plots who have fattened up over the years. For now, if you plan on doing any early planting, do not plant things near the border of your plot to ensure the safety of your seedlings. More information will be given about this as it gets closer to mid-April.
At the last board meeting we went over the schedule for the garden this year. As soon as I get the minutes I will post them here and also I will update the calendar.
If you would like to renew your plot from last year, please fill out the Wait List form and add your plot number in the “other information” field.
If you are unsure of your plot number, see if you can find it on the Plot Map or at least get as close as you can, as I haven’t done a physical verification of this drawing yet.
Remember: There is now an upload section for garden photos in the sidebar to the left. If you can’t see it, scroll down a little. As soon as a photo is approved, it will be posted. in the rotating gallery on the front page.
Suggestions are always welcome!
Happy Spring, Everyone!