RRCG Garden Calendar
2018 Garden Calendar
February 7-26 Email registration of current gardeners.
February 27-March 6 Invite wait list to register.
March 8 Winter gardener meeting 6:30PM, Umerly Center.
April TBD Till the garden. Rain date April 23.
April TBD Garden opens. Today is a work day, no planting please.
May 4 to May 11 Gardener orientations.
May 12 Garden opens for planting!
June 2 Last planting date.
July River Days.
July 17 Ice Cream Social and diagnostic garden walk.
September 15 Fall Arts Festival.
September 27 Garden meeting, 6:30PM, Umerly Center, members only.
October18 Harvest Dinner at Elmwood Cabin members and guests.
October 19 Deadline for all plots to be cleaned out and inspected.
October 20 Close garden for 2018.
2017 Garden Calendar
April 7 Garden open for dropping off amendments and taking soil samples for testing.
April 8-9 Set up days--weather permitting.
April 15-21 New Gardener Orientations. Returning gardeners are welcome to join us.
April 22 Garden Opens! Assuming weather has permitted tilling and other prep.
July 4 Garden is closed for the holiday.
Sept 14 Gardener meeting 7PM.
Oct 12-26 Inspect plots for closing.
October 27 Harvest Party at Elmwood Cabin.
October 28 Closing prep 9am to noon.
October 29 Remaining clean-up.
2017 Garden Plot Registration Deadlines:
Feb. 8 Registration for returning gardeners open until Feb. 28.
March 1 Remaining plots next offered to those on the waiting list until March 13.
March 13 Remaining plots finally offered to all Rocky River residents on a first come/first serve basis.
To learn how to register for a plot go to the "Garden Rules" tab.
2016 Garden Calendar
May 16 Deadline for gardens to be planted.
July 9 River Days.
July 23 Summer Cookout and Diagnostic Garden Walk.
September 17 Fall Arts Festival.
Sept 29 Community Garden general meeting. 6:30pm at the Don Umerly Civic Center.
October 21 Harvest Dinner at Elmwood Cabin, members and guests only.
October 21 Deadline for all plots to be cleaned out and inspected
2015 Garden Calendar
October 17 Garden closing. This is the last day to clear out your plot for the 2015 season. Please see the Garden Blog tab for more
information on how you must clear your plot and officially check-out for the season.
October 16 Rocky River Community Garden Harvest Celebration.
Please join us for our annual celebration that marks the end of our growing season. This year's Garden Harvest Celebration will be
on Friday, October 16, at Elmwood Cabin. Please RSVP to Teresa to let her know you are coming. Gardeners & family invited.
July 21 Picnic in the garden. Enjoy a lovely evening in the garden with your fellow gardeners!
The garden will provide the meats, buns and paper products. You're asked to bring a dish to serve 6-8 people.
More details soon in an evite.
If you have croquet, horseshoes or badminton, it'd be nice to have those to set up.
Also, OSU educator Jacqueline Kowalski will take us on a diagnostic garden walk.
April 19 Garden Breakfast and raffle at Beachcliff Tavern. Public invited. Reservations email Peg Perry: pperry336@ gmail.com
April 25 Garden opens!
May 16 Deadline for gardens to be planted.
July 11 River Days.
July 23 Summer cookout and diagnostic garden walk.
September 3 Umerly Center: Garden meeting. 6:30 p.m. Nomination of officers. Members only.
September 12 Fall Arts Festival.
October 16 Harvest Dinner at Elmwood Cabin. Members and guests only.
October 17 Deadline for all plots to be cleaned-out and inspected.
October 18 Garden closing day for 2015.
Registration for 2015
Returning gardeners have until February 15 to pay their plot fee and submit their paperwork.
If they're any plots after that, people on the waiting list will be offered a plot.
Wait list members have until Feb. 24 to submit their fee and paperwork.
After that, if any plots remain, they will be available on a first come basis to any Rocky River resident.
Plot fees for 2015 are:
$20 for a 2'x4' raised bed
$20 for a 5'x10' ground plot
$40 for a 5'x20' ground plot
Please make check payable to "Rocky River Parks and Recreation Foundation."
Put "Community Garden" in the memo field.
Submit payment, your garden waiver and registration form to RRCG president:
20245 Orchard Grove Ave.
Rocky River, OH 44116
October 18, 2014
Garden closing day. This is the last day of this planting season to clean-up your plot and ready it for winter.
CYou only need to remove the timbers/bricks/stones at the ends of your plots. If you're not going to have your plot tilled in spring you can leave them in place also for the winter.
You do not need to remove bark chips from the paths.
All paths around your plot must be weeded as well as spaces under boxes. Your plot must be free of all vegetation and materials except annual cover crops.
Weeds are to be bagged and taken home. DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE COMPOSTERS. If you work in the garden on a Monday, you can leave your compost bags at the end of the gravel drive at Wagar Road. Garbage pick up for Wagar is on Tuesday morning.
Your bucket must be returned to the garden.
Once your plot is cleaned-up, make an appointment with one of the closers to have your plot checked out. Information on the closing appointment will be forthcoming.
You must complete your five hours of service by October 18. I do have a list of those people who have completed their hours.
October 10, 2014
Garden Closing Party at Elmwood Cabin.This year we're expanding the menu to include pot luck entrees-- stews, soups, chili, etc. There will not be a meeting at this function. It is strictly social.
September 25, 2014
Community Garden member meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the Umerly Center.
We will have a brief social time followed by a presentation by Amy Roskilly of the Cuyahoga County Soil and Conservation District on Pollinators in the Garden. Amy is a great presenter so I hope all can attend. Our general meeting will follow.
June 26, 2014
We're holding a cookout and general meeting on June 26th in the garden.
We'll cook-up some tasty burgers and hot dogs on the grill.
Please RSVP to Teresa Kowalski, 440-333-7493, so the social committee can plan the food.
Jacqueline Kowalski of the OSU extension will be doing a diagnostic walk in the garden.
If you can lend a few folding tables that would be great.
Please plan to bring your own chair.
April 26, 2014
The garden is officially open! Come on out and start setting up your plot and planting your seeds.
April 10, 2014
We're aiming to open the garden to "no till" gardeners on April 10. And we plan to till the plots either April 12 or 19-- weather permitting. We need the ground to be mostly dry before we can till. Keep your fingers crossed!
April 6, 2014
Raise the Garden! It's time to get together for our annual Spring fundraiser. Whether you're a gardener or not, please join us for brunch at the Beachcliff Tavern, 19245 Detroit Road, starting at 9:45 a.m. We'll have a delicious breakfast buffet and raffle. Tickets are just $15 for adults. And there will be a cash bar.
Make checks payable to "RR Parks and Recreation" and mail to:
336 Northcliff Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
Questions? Call Peggy at 440-356-0872
January 30, 2014
There will be a meeting of 2014 Registered Gardeners at The Umerly Civic Center at 7 p.m. We will have brief committee meetings and will go over plans for the 2014 season. Because the committees are not yet organized, please plan to bring your own beverages and snacks.
October 26, 2013 Closing Day.
Boo. The garden is closed for the winter. But don't fret, we'll be open again in the spring. In the meantime, enjoy drooling over those amazing seed catalogs and websites. And, fingers crossed, we'll see you in the garden in May 2014.
May 18, 2013
Opening Day!!! Mother Nature forced us to open a little later than we'd hoped, but the garden is officially open. Members are required to plant their plots within two weeks or it may be forfeited. Thank you and see you in the garden!
May 5, 2013
Raise the Garden fundraiser. It's our annual Sunday Funday tradition!
This year we met at the Beachcliff Tavern for brunch. Proceeds benefited the Rocky River Community Garden.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
7 p.m. at the Don Umerly Civic Center
General Garden Members Meeting
Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 2013
River Days community festival
Thursday, September 12, 2013
7 p.m. Don Umberly Civic Center
Nomination of Officers Meeting
Saturday, September 14, 2013
River Fall Arts Festival
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Old Detroit Road
October 20, 2013
Garden closing. Hate to even think about it, but it's good to plan ahead. The water will be shut off a few days before the official closing. But at least you can let your pumpkins grow until it's nearly Halloween. :)
October 2013, Date TBD
Garden closing party and election of officers.
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