Friday, May 27, 2011

MAY 27, 2011
Straw has arrived-$3 per bale, put money in the donation can as usual. We bought all the straw he had available, which was only 28 bales. If you do the math, this isn't quite enough for the whole garden.   If you have a full plot, start by using 1/2 bale each. People with half plots, 1/4 bale each.  There should  be enough to go around once for all the plots.  If that is enough for your plot, well and good. If you need more, wait a week or so to give everyone a chance at it. Some of you are bringing  leaves or other mulch to put on your plot. Good plan. There may be more straw available in July. We'll see what the need is then. And a big thank you to Sue for delivering and stacking it in the garden. She got her exercise today!

Grass path-The path from the south gate to the shed needs mowing. If you are able to schlep a lawnmower to the garden, a quick mowing would be much appreciated. And it would be a good way to put in your volunteer hours.

Education Department-The original plan of our garden included an educational component-gardeners teaching each other. For the past 2 years we have had our hands full getting the garden up and running and there was no time or energy to put into classes. At the last board meeting we revisited the idea of offering classes. I'm putting it out to you gardeners to see what kind of interest there is for this. Please give me feedback :
  • Are there garden related subjects you would be interested in learning more about? What are they?
  • Do you have an area of passion or knowledge that you would like to share with others? What is it?
  • Would you be willing to pay a small fee ($5 or so) to take a class? Money from this would be used for fund raising.
August Event-August is Community Garden Month in Minnesota (who knew?) The board is discussing a good way to celebrate this occasion-possibly holding a tour of the garden on a Sunday evening. More details as they become available.
Fund raising-Another plan is in the works for a bake sale at the Farmer's Market in June. Stay tuned for details.

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