Bed Construction Cont’d

Big thanks to everyone that came out Saturday to help fill the first batch of completed beds.  As you can see in the first picture, the first delivery of dirt was fairly sizable, but many hands make for light work.  Within 3 hours the pile was gone and the beds filled.

The next load of soil and the mulch will be delivered this week.  Anyone that would like to lend a hand filling the beds and spreading the mulch should be at the library at 10:00 AM on Saturday.  Any time that you can spare would be appreciated.  Tools needed are wheelbarrows, shovels, gloves and rakes. See you there!

Bed Construction is Underway

We are making great progress on the bed construction!  Thanks to all the volunteers who participated on the weekend and thanks to the construction crew – Ryan, Lucas and Mike.

Work continues this Thursday at 6:30 PM.  Come and join in on the fun.

Construction Team Meeting

If anyone wants to be involve in the construction process of the community garden, there is a meeting Monday May 7th at 7PM at the Southwood Library Branch.  Everyone that wants to be involved should attend.

Meeting Summary

Thanks to the 35 or 40 people who showed up at the library branch last night to get an update on the progress of the Community Garden.  It was great to see a few new faces among the many volunteers that have got us this far.

From the beginning, many of the participants have volunteered on one or more groups in the are of Finance, Design, Membership and the website.  Up coming there will be need for more volunteers to help in the site preparation and build groups.  If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to help in either of these groups, please click on and submit your contact information.

There were status updates presented from each of the groups, and while much of the design is finished, there are still a few details to be finalized.  These should all be decided in the next week or so.  The prime concern was to try and maximize the number of beds available as there was a huge initial interest.  Much consideration was given to allowing space for accessibility challenged gardeners, designating some plots as open, community  beds, while still trying to keeps some aesthetic features.  To that end there is currently a small seating are under a tree and a larger seating area available for meetings or storytelling with library personnel.  Future enhancements will include more seating and flower beds.

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If there are any questions or comments, please feel free to submit them either on the Bed Request Form or on the contact page.

For a copy of the minutes of the meeting, APRIL 30 CGGS meeting minutes.