From the Gardens Registrar: Upcoming Events, New Web Site, and What Does the Registrar Do?
Don’t forget – this Saturday, April 1, we will hold our annual Seed Fair at the Eagle Heights Community Center, from 9am – 11am. In addition to free seeds, we will have a garden question and answer session, we’ll sell row covers, and we’ll offer garden orientations for new gardeners.
On Saturday, April 8, Gary Kuzynski, a long-time Eagle Heights gardener, will bring a batch of his actively aerated compost tea (AACT) , which will be available free at the Eagle Heights garden shed, along with directions for making your own. This tea is very beneficial for your garden soil. The event will be 9am – Noon.
We now have a beautiful new improved website. The address is the same: http://eagleheightsgardens.org/ It’s a work in progress, but it looks much better than the old one, and we hope that once it’s all set up, it will be much easier to find information on it.
Frequently Asked Questions Nobody Asks: What does the Registrar Do? (A multiple-choice quiz.)
As little as possible
Renews garden plots for returning gardeners and assigns plots to new gardeners
Answers questions from gardeners, explains the rules, and handles disputes between gardeners
Sends out a weekly email with garden news, reminders about the rules, information on plants and gardening, bad jokes, and links to questionable recipes
All of the above
Yes, the correct answer is E. The Eagle Heights Gardens have only three employees, all very part-time: two garden workers, and the registrar. Besides plot assignments, my job is to help the gardeners by answering their questions. I’m not a master gardener (far from it), but I can answer basic gardening questions, and find web sites with more detailed information. Also, I handle disputes – if you’re having a problem with a garden neighbor, please don’t chop down their sunflowers - contact me and I will work things out between you.
But we employees don’t run the gardens. The gardens are actually run by the Garden Committee. All Eagle Heights/University Houses gardeners can be members of the Garden Committee, and are encouraged to do so. The Committee meets monthly, on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7pm at the Community Center. (These dates are posted on the Home Page of our beautiful new web site. (see above.)) The Committee in turn selects two co-chairs, who set the meeting agendas, run the meetings, and share decision-making with the committee.
I hope to see everyone at the Seed Fair this Saturday.