Saturday, March 12, 2011

Now Accepting Gardeners for 2011

We are now accepting applications/registrations for the 2011 gardening season. If you would like a garden plot to grow your own fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs, WE’D LIKE YOU TO JOIN US. Plots are only $10 each (and scholarships are available). You will, however, have to plant your own seeds, sometimes supply your own water and fertilizer, pull your own weeds, and harvest your own produce. (We have several barrels and a 550-gallon tank to collect rain which you can use until they run dry). You will also need to volunteer some time to care for the Garden.

You should review the SACG Garden Rules and then sign and return the Garden Agreement.

We encourage all gardeners to donate a portion of their produce to a local food pantry – like the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry on Champion Avenue or Faith Mission Homeless Shelter. Last year, eleven of our gardeners collectively donated 260 pounds of produce.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Garden Manager at 231-8571 or GardenMgr@gmail.com.

Garden plots will be assigned space permitting on a first-come-first serve basis – with preference given to gardeners from the prior season who also participated in two work days in April and November. The application deadline is April 5, 2011, and we need volunteers on April 9, 2011. If we run out of plots, we will create a wait list with preference given to people who volunteer on April 9, 2011.

Groups and clubs are welcome to share a plot.

Even if you do not want to garden with us this year, please don’t be a stranger. Stop by and say hello when you see us sweating, bending and grunting down the street. Misery loves company.