Question: So, who runs these gardens, anyway? Answer: You do! All of us with garden plots at Eagle Heights and University Houses make decisions for operating the gardens. (Although the University does have ultimate authority.) Policies are decided on by the Garden Committee, and all gardeners are encouraged to participate in meetings and decision-making. The Committee is led by two volunteer Co-Chairs, who are also gardeners.
Garden Committee meetings are held once a month, usually on the second Wednesday of the month, but our next two meetings will be held on Thursdays. We meet most of the year in the Community Center, but if the weather is good, our summer meetings are in the Eagle Heights garden, in the Arbor. Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 14, starting at 7pm, with a pot-luck starting at 6:30.
If you would like to be on the garden committee email discussion list, let me know, and I will add you.
WEEDS – The weeds are growing fast now (in case you hadn’t noticed.) If you’re tired of fighting with purslane, you might want to consider eating it. Purslane is one of the most nutritious plants on the planet, and is grown and eaten all over the world. Here’s a link to an article with good pictures and information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portulaca_oleracea (Note: before eating any wild plant, please be sure you have identified it correctly. There’s lots of this plant growing in the gardens, and any experienced gardener can point it out to you.)
WORKDAYS – This week's workday will be Saturday, July 2, 8am - 11am, in the Eagle Heights Garden. The projects will be renovating the sandbox in the 1100s and pulling thistles out of the raspberries near the weed pile. BRING GLOVES! Here's the link to sign up: http://doodle.com/poll/hpqzbqdx4z9y92t2