Here's what you need to know before you can check-out your plot.
Oct 16-21,2016, is Rocky River Community Garden Closing Week!
In order to have the area prepared for winter and then spring 2017, each gardener is responsible for clearing their plot and surrounding area.
Each garden and path must be cleared of all:
2. Man made objects: poles, cages, trellises, etc.
3. Bucket is returned to the inspector, rinsed and cleaned out.
4. Tilled Gardens: Timbers and/or pavers on both ends of your garden
5. Grasses and weeds along any surrounding pathways and within the plot.
For closing, unless advised otherwise, you are responsible for the entire path around your garden: all sides.
Work out with your neighbors who will weed or clear what, but it must all be done for your garden to pass inspection.
Cover crops and garlic only may remain. You may bury plant debris in lieu of removing it.
Bury it deeply and spread blood meal or other high nitrogen fertilizer before covering to facilitate decomposition.
Any pavers or timbers you are removing may be placed along the garage on the north side, on the plywood. Please try to keep it all neatly stacked as much as possible.
The composting bins are full and cannot take any more yard waste.
Please bring yard waste bags to dispose of your vegetation.
(Please be kind to our city workers and garden volunteers. Do not over-fill your yard waste bags.)
Please leave garden waste only on the weekends. It is taken to the street by garden volunteers on Monday night for pickup.
Please volunteer to help with closing projects. There will be a number of them.
(Empty the rainbarrels, clean tools and stakes, clean and organize the garage, move the picnic tables and sink into the garage, composting, weeding and cutting down common areas, to name a few.)
Your garden must be inspected after it is cleared. This will be done the week of October 16 thru the 21.
You do not need to be present when your garden is checked, but you must come back and address any issues the inspector brings back to you before October 21 in order to be cleared for 2017.
Each inspector is assigned a day. Contact the appropriate person for the day you want to check out.
Any plot that has not passed close-out inspection by 2p.m. October 21 WILL BE FORFEITED, and that gardener will not be permitted to garden in 2017.
Thank you all for everything you did to help us have a productive and wonderful garden in 2016.
With your continued commitment, 2017 promises to be an even better.
Teresa Kowalski, President RRCG