It's hard to believe this growing season is drawing to a close. The garden will officially close for winter on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
You must clear your plot and return it to original condition.
Community Garden members Chris Nortz and Dierdre Henry will be on hand to supervise the closing of the garden. If you can help close the garden, please contact them.
According to our President Teresa, here's what you need to do:
Each garden must be cleared of all:
1. Weed blocking material.
2. Vegetation except cover crops if using. Annual cover crops are recommended.
3. Man made objects: poles, cages, trellises, etc.
4. Bucket is returned to the inspector, rinsed and cleaned out.
5. Pavers, timbers or other border materials removed and placed on north side of garage. Please stack neatly.
6. Remove all weeds from the paths around your plot. You are responsible for the entire path around your garden: All Sides. Work out with your neighbors, who will weed or clear.
7. Bark is to be thoroughly raked into the East/West Paths( the long ones)
Please bring paper yard waste bags to dispose of your vegetation. They can be left at the end of the drive for disposal. (Please be kind to our city workers and garden maintainance crew and do not over-fill your yard waste bags.)The city vehicles cannot access the area just outside the garage, by the butterfly garden and cannot see it from Wagar. Do not leave bags there. Our refuse must be visible from Wagar Rd. If tarped, please replace and secure the tarp after you add your bags.
The composting is limited to specific items. Consult the coordinator for your bin as to what can go in there. Please chop any plants that you will be composting. It really is the only way you can hope to have compost ready in the spring. If the bin is full, bag your waste. DO NOT LEAVE OUT BY THE BINS.
Your garden must be inspected after it is cleared. This will be done the week of October 19 thru the 25 by appointment. You do not need to be present when your garden is checked but you must leave your bucket in your plot to be picked up. Also you must come back and address any issues the inspector brings back to you and have them recheck before you are cleared. If you prefer to show up on the 26th for checking out without an appointment that is fine but be advised you may have to wait for the inspector to be available.
Each inspector is assigned specific days and times. Some are only available at certain times. Please note that except for Saturday,Oct 26,appointments are needed. Contact the appropriate person for the day you want to check out.
Oct 19 Joan Rieke 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Joan.Rieke@gmail.com
Oct 20 Joan Rieke noon to five. Don Blankenship, 10am to 2pm email@example.com
Oct 21 John Langkau 10am to firstname.lastname@example.org Holly Kaye 2-6 email@example.com
Oct 22 Holly Kaye 12-2 Teresa Kowalski 4-7 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 23 Teresa Kowalski 10am-1pm
Oct 24 Teresa Kowalski 10am-2pm and 6pm-7:30PM
Oct 25 John Langkau 10am to 2pm and Don Blankenship 2pm to 6pm
Oct 26 John Langkau and Don Blankenship
Any plot that has not passed close-out inspection by 4:00 p.m. on October 26, 2013, WILL BE FORFEITED, and that gardener will not be permitted to garden in 2014.
Thank you all for everything you did to help us have a productive and wonderful garden in 2013. With your continued commitment, 2014 promises to be an even better.
Teresa Kowalski, President RRCG