Thursday, October 1, 2009

GANG News 10.1.09

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 10.1.09
We used this week to pull up the grass at the edges of the fence and in the front corner of the garden. It is going to seed and will easily spread to the beds. Preventing this will make weeding the beds easier in the coming year. We shared stories and happenings with each other as we worked and were continuously joined by new faces throughout the hour. It was a great time; when spending time in good company you don't even notice that you are working. A very natural sharing of space and time occurs that is really wonderful.

Outside of the Hour
The seventh workshop, "Preserving the Harvest:Canning, Drying, and Fermentation," took place on Saturday, September 26. Follow this link for pictures and information from the workshop.

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
* volunteers to help plan and implement the garden for future seasons
* help putting the garden down for the season; various work days will be planned and announced on the GANA email list (email
* plastic blind slats (we will cut them up and use them to label plants in the beds)
* leaves, leaves, and more leaves to feed and protect the beds throughout fall and winter
* compost and mulch materials
* buckets

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