The DC Urban Gardeners Network is a great way to stay up to date on all the garden related happenings in DC. In addition to the website, DUG puts together a weekly newsletter featuring the latest workshops, advocacy efforts, and news for all things urban gardening in the DC area. Check them out!
DC Resiliency, in partnership with the Pushing Through the Pavement – Permaculture Action Tour, is hosting a three-day celebration of community, resiliency, urban gardening, permaculture, and fun! The party begins with a Concert on Friday, November 7th and is followed by FREE Workshops and Community Project Days on Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th. Check out the details below and find out more information on their Facebook page.
Time for our mandatory fall garden clean-up day! This is a chance to get your plot cleaned up for the end of the season and help make the garden clean and pretty for the winter. We'll be tackling the following:
This is one of our two mandatory clean up days throughout the year, so we expect all garden members to participate. If you have a conflict and cannot make it, please plan to spend at least 30 min weeding or picking up trash in the common areas of the garden or the public part of the park in the next couple of weeks. Also, you will need to clean out your plot before Nov 22 if you're not able to join for the clean-up day.
The event is scheduled on Saturday, November 22nd from 10-12PM.
Hope to see you all there!!!
Time for our summer garden clean-up day! The weeds have gotten out of hand and it's time for us to get out there and put in a bit of time making it nice again.
Please come out and help clean up the garden. We do expect all garden members to participate, but if you have a conflict and cannot make it, please plan to spend at least 30 min weeding or picking up trash in the common areas of the garden or the public part of the park in the next couple of weeks.
The event is scheduled on July 26th from 9-11AM.
Hope to see you all there!!!
There's been some confusion recently about how to properly lock up the garden gate with our combo padlock, so our handy treasurer, Otis, took a few pictures showing proper locking procedure.
Key step: Insert shackle from the rear
After unlocking the lock from where it was left on the gate, take the shackle and insert it from back to front through the latch holes.
The key here is that the lock tilts out toward the user, like above. This will ensure that you can see the combo when you're locking up and the next person to use the lock will be able to see the combo to unlock it again.
Just a couple reminders about locking the garden:
We successfully opened the 2014 season with our Annual Spring Clean Up Day. Gardeners in attendance helped with a variety of tasks around the garden:
The date for our Mandatory Spring Meeting is set for April 12th at 10am. We'll be installing a new planting strip, doing some rat abatement, and having a garden meeting to discuss changes to our bylaws. We will also be giving out this year's code to the combo lock. If you can't make it, please make alternate arrangements with us via email.