Vamos A Sembrar
Community Garden General Meeting
9/27/2021, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm, Monday, in-garden.
Attendees (7 total; 5 members [of 14]):
Hannah N., Edwin C., Shig M., Carmen B., Jennie N., Frank G., Raul S.
- Regarding Rex H.;
- Winterizing Garden;
- New member updates;
- Moving the gas grill out of the garden;
- Other items.
Today’s meeting consist on the following topics:
A motion was put to vote for the grievances against Rex Hughes, 10 days from today. The voting is taking place on October 8. The majority of the members agreed on the removal of keys for 6 months, stating April 1, thru Sept 30, in addition to losing privileges to vote for such time.
Another discussion was the grill and propane tank. I have send out an email a week ago, and no one has claim to be the owner of such.After texting Anthony, he has confirmed the propane tank needs to be remove from the garden.
The majority of members decided to give until October 8 , for the owner of propane tank to be remove, if not, it will be remove.
Shig spoke of all the preparation for winterizing the garden, and all the things that we should start working on.
Jeannie and Raul, have spoken to the next door neighbor about painting over the graffiti wall. They have offer the paint to us.
Winterizing the Garden
Activities to do this Fall and through the Winter 2021-2022:
- Fall leaves:
- Sweep them into the garden and put some in the tree pit in front of the garden.
- Ground cover – spread the leaves, as well as, plant clippings (cut them into small pieces), throughout the garden ground to cover the soil. Bare soil will dry out quickly killing beneficial soil microorganisms and creating a dusty situation; and bare soil, after rain can create muddy situations.
- Excess leaves – If there’s excess leaves, where the ground exceeds 3 inches of leaf cover, then either put them in a leaf bin (to be made out of chicken wire in an upright cylindrical form), or coordinate to bring the excess leaves to the garden on the corner of 12th St & Ave B (Down to Earth Garden, see downtoearthgarden.org for their hours – currently, their open-hours for food scrap drop-off throughout the winter are Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm and Thursdays 3:30-6 pm).
ASK SHIG IF CHICKEN WIRE IS AVAILABLE FROM ANOTHER GARDEN. OR, REQUEST GREENTHUMB VIA HANNAH OR EDWIN.
- Continue picking up trash, throughout the fall and winter – use litter picker tool (fixed and kept in the new small toolshed).
- Rain barrels:
- Put all rain barrels on cinderblocks (4 blocks, 2 in one direction, and 2 on top in 90° direction). Putting them on the cinderblocks will raised them to a height where the spigot can be used to fill the watering cans.
- Cover the opening of each rain barrel with mosquito net; use an open lid to attach the mosquito net onto, or if no open lid, then attach the mosquito net on the open rain barrel on its rim.
ASK SHIG IF MOSQUITO NET IS AVAILABLE FROM ANOTHER GARDEN. OR, REQUEST GREENTHUMB VIA HANNAH OR EDWIN.
- Move the snow shovels, ice breakers, and de-icing salt to an accessible location so it’s easy to access them after a snowfall/snow storm.
- Move beds at least 2 feet away from the wall. This is a general requirement and it will make it easier to destroy rat holes and to keep it clean.
- Fabric (hardware cloth) for the bottom of the new beds (which will be relocated).
ASK SHIG IF FABRIC IS AVAILABLE FROM ANOTHER GARDEN. OR, REQUEST GREENTHUMB VIA HANNAH OR EDWIN.