Thursday, July 30, 2009

GANG News 7.30.09

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 7.30.09
Volunteers were rained out this week. However, it was discovered that something (later decided to be a deer based on some pretty solid evidence) broke part of the fence at the northwest corner of the garden. Fortunately, the zip ties that hold the fence parts together were broken and not the fence itself. We quickly mended the fence with new zip ties and added a few extra for good measure.

Outside the Hour
GANG Workshop, "Planning, Prepping, and Planting for the Fall Garden," happened Saturday, 7/25/09. Check out the GANA blog post about the day, which contains a link to Ann's informative and inspiring blog post.

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
* compost and other mulch materials
* buckets

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