Thursday, August 6, 2009

GANG News 8.6.09

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
Tri-pods were created out of bamboo poles and used to tie up burgeoning tomato plants. Beds were weeded, seedlings and recent plantings were checked for progress, watermelons formation was observed, plants were watered and merriment was had by all. Volunteers took home a variety of plants - flowers to display indoors (from some broken plants), greens, ground cherries,tomatoes, and herbs among others.

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
* ideas for compost bin creation and location, as well as materials to create the bins
* ideas for the future of the garden - what we can do for it and what it can do for us and the community
* 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

Send an email to for more info and to share ideas & materials.

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