Hello fellow gardeners
Spring is here and it is time for the Spring Garden Work Party. Mark Saturday, April 22 10 a.m to 2 p.m. down on your social calendar. (Rain or Shine). Mary will be bringing refreshments.
There is a lot to do on the first official work party – laying out and inspecting the hoses, clearing available garden plots, cleaning the flower beds of leaves etc., so here is your first chance to rack up your volunteer hours. Don’t forget that all gardeners are expected to attend the Spring Clean Up.
Weather permitting ( sunny and warm) there may be a painting project – picnic tables-, so if you think this might be for you, please wear clothing you won’t mind getting paint stained. We will be using latex paint.
There is also, for the brave, a planned assault on the blackberry bushes. Any gardeners who wish to tackle this project are asked to come prepared with heavy gloves (leather), eye protection and their own hand pruners/clippers or shears if they have them, as we only have a limited supply available at the garden. For safety reasons, unprotected volunteers will not be put to work on this task.
Please check in with Bunny, the Garden Coordinator, or another member of the garden committee before tackling any tasks, and don’t forget to log your time and activities into the book in the shed.
Remember, time spent working in your own plot on a Work Party Day cannot be counted as volunteer hours
Also, a reminder for returning gardeners: Now that the growing season is upon us, please relocate any non-compliant items in your plot, if you haven’t already done so.(per Item 14 of the Individual User Agreement you signed):
To allow for adequate sunny space, all plants, structural, and decorative materials in the first four feet from the edge of an adjacent neighboring plot must not exceed four feet in height. After the first four feet, plants and freestanding structures must not exceed six feet in height at the center of the plot. All freestanding structures must be four feet away from neighboring plots.
This will be enforced .