Claire Sale, President
Nicole Shank, Vice President
Ryan Donahue, Treasurer
David O’Brien, Secretary
Sergio Garcia, Garden Coordinator
Erin Harms, Alternate
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.
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 still need to complete work hours for 2017, gardeners should concentrate on the following:
First, the fun stuff: The Garden Board is organizing a social, we’ll provide the essential utensils and some drinks (beer, wine and non-alcoholic options). Please join us Sunday, June 11 at 5PM. Please bring a dish to share and anything you’d like to grill.
Second: We’ve all got work hour obligations and while you can do them at any time and report them through the Work Hours form on this web site, we’re also pin-pointing work days where you’ll have some solidarity with fellow gardeners.
Here’s what we’ve got so far (last summer, Saturdays seemed to work better than the weekday evenings):
Come for any amount of time you can between 8AM – 11AM on the following dates:
Saturday, May 20, 8AM – 11AMSaturday, June 24, 8AM – 11AM
Saturday, July 15, 8AM – 11AM
Saturday, August 12, 8AM – 11AM
As a reminder, each plot must contribute at least 4 hours of work annually towards the common good of the garden.
The Google Calendar (also available through this site) will be updated accordingly before this weekend is out.
Echoing a post from the board to the Garden membership email list:
Just a reminder that the HECG Board will be meeting on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm in the garden. All are welcome to attend.The Board will be doing a plot check at that time to ensure that plots are in compliance with HECG rules as we start the growing season. As a reminder, HECG rules require that, “Plots must be kept planted, mulched, weeded, and harvested. Adjacent pathways around each plot must be kept free of weeds and debris and covered with mulch.” If your plot is not in compliance, the Board may put a red flag in your plot and you will be contacted about your plot maintenance.
March 11, 2-3PM
Northeast Neighborhood Library
330 7th St NE
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.
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.
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