Blog: The garden now has a blog. I will be posting the State of the Garden emails there. All gardeners are invited to comment, discuss, join, and add their own posts. Those who are more tech savvy than me may find other interesting ways to use it. Check it out. The address is easy: winonacommunitygarden.blogspot.com
New Gardeners: Sunday, April 17, 1:30, I will be holding a new gardener orientation. Bring your questions! Find out specifically where your plot is! Learn the combination to the shed lock! And more! Everyone is invited, but people new to the community garden and their mentors are especially encouraged to come.
Opening Work Day Sunday, May 1, 1:00: Mark your calendars. Preliminary agenda includes spreading newspapers and wood chips on the shed/table area and improving the compost situation. More details later. This date is later than in past years, but the spring is so cool, and we don't have major construction to accomplish (yay!), that I think it will be fine. If your fingers are itching to get in the dirt earlier than May 1, go for it.
Wish list: Early in the season I hope to have straw available for mulching all the plots. If you have access to a truck, trailer or other hauling-type vehicle, let me know. We can get straw fairly cheaply from a farm in Money Creek but we have to pick it up.
Plots available: There are a few half plots and flower strips available for adoption. If you have a friend who is interested, have them contact me, 454-5587 or mnherbster@ gmail.com
AND: If you have not registered and paid for 2011, please do so ASAP, before the garden gnome comes to haunt you.