Hello Gardeners – the Board of Directors met last night to discuss several issues the garden is currently facing. A full report can be found here.
It’s mid-April. As we (hopefully) head for warmer weather, it’s time to begin planting those tomato seeds if you haven’t already. I came across some useful tomato planting and growing tips to share here from the Spruce. The site is also linked on this website’s ‘Resources’ page.
Please join us for the Hill East Community Garden annual meeting today at 4:00pm at Trusty’s; 1420 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
We will discuss the Garden’s new task-based work system. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
If you have not already renewed your plot for next season, please check your inboxes for the renewal information and links. If you do not wish to renew your plot for the 2018 season, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you still need to complete work hours for 2017, gardeners should concentrate on the following:
- Weed exterior perimeter
- Dismantle water barrel stands and move debris to the patio
- Move debris from NE corner to patio debris pile (be careful of nails)
- Clear plots with red flags. These gardeners are not returning
New Board meeting dates have been added to the calendar. The meetings will take place on the second Thursday of the month beginning January 12, 2017. All gardeners are welcome to join or submit items/suggestions/issues for discussion. Winter locations TBD. Check garden communications prior to each meeting.
November’s Board meeting has been rescheduled for December 8 at 7:00pm. The location is TBD. Once the location is confirmed it will be posted. Gardeners are welcome to join us — or email email@example.com with agenda items.
Please join us for the October 17 Board meeting. We will be reviewing gardener work hours (must have 4 garden work hours before end of the season in order to stay in good standing as a gardener).
We will also go over work day (see below), overgrown plots and a review of last meeting’s notes.
Please join if you can.
SAVE THE DATE:
- FALL ALL HANDS WORK DAY TO PUT GARDEN TO BED FOR WINTER
- Sat., November 5, 9AM-12Noon
- Rain Date: Sat. Nov 12, 9AM-12Noon
To protect what you have achieved in your garden and avoid costly mistakes, it’s worth the time and effort to protect tender plants before harsh winter weather sets in. This collection of winter garden prep tips comes from dedicated organic gardeners. You can find all of the tips here. Protect Your Tender Plants With These…