November brings about the end of the season for our Community Gardeners. As you may know, we have 79 garden plots that gardeners rent for the season. This past year, they spent numerous hours preparing the soil, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting their produce. Many had excess produce which was donated to Grace Centers of Hope to help feed those that needed some extra help while working to get back on track.
There is a Garden Committee as well, made up of 6 community gardeners who spent many hours meeting and planning to make the gardening season run smoothly. They organized the donations to Grace Centers of Hope, reviewed policies and followed methods for compliance amongst the gardeners. Special thanks to the committee members: John Cervenak, Alonzo Bobo, Anita Elenbaum, Lorraine Ely and Manlan Liu. In 2019, Laurie Busch has agreed to join the committee as chairperson. She brings with her, gardening knowledge, organization and a willingness to bring new ideas to the gardening format.
Until the Spring of 2019, the gardeners wish everyone a safe and restful winter. Please enjoy these photos taken by our successful gardeners.
Current gardeners will receive an email from Jackie Doran, Farm Program Coordinator, during late January asking if they'd like to return. Returning gardeners will have until March 1st to provide notice of their intention to return. Those interested in joining the Community Garden waiting list should also email Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, phone number, email address, and type of plot you are interested in (Tilled vs No-Till). Should plots open, prospective gardeners from the waiting list will be notified by phone call in the order in which they joined the list.