Thursday, July 2, 2009

GANG News 7.2.09

Welcome to this week's GANG News post!

Details of the past week's efforts, how to volunteer, and the current wishlist follow. Enjoy!

GANG Group Volunteer Hour 7.2.09
We created cages for the tomatoes using bamboo poles and string; this should keep the plants off the ground and allow them to grow better. We planted more willows along the outside of the fence; as they start to grow, they can be woven into the fence. We planted a beet bed at the end of bed one. We watered the new plants.

Outside the Hour
On Wednesday, July 1st several neighbors and friends gathered in the afternoon to complete the ferrocement fence. After the fence, they planted more vegetables in the beds and began planting willows on the outside of the fence.

Why & How to Volunteer
We invite all neighbors to join us at the GANG. By volunteering you can earn shares of the gardens bounty; shares earned are based on volunteer hours. There is a weekly group volunteer hour Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm, but you are welcome to volunteer anytime. There is volunteer log we use to track volunteer hours and what work was done during your time. The volunteer log (white binder) is located on Ann's porch, 134 N. Overhill.

GANG Wishlist
* help with weeding the beds; be careful not to distrub the small areas where the hay has been pulled back, these are the areas with new plants; put pulled weeds in the pile against the fence
* plastic blind slats (we will cut them up and use them to label plants in the beds)
* picnic table - materials for, and/or labor to create
* water plants for the pond
* ornamental plants for the areas around the pond and the front area of the garden
* vegetables and herb plants for the beds
* compost and other mulch materials
* buckets

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