Friday, March 31, 2023

From the Registrar: March 31, 2023

 Hello Gardeners, 

Due to the snow, many opening day activities last weekend had to be postponed. The carts and tools are now out, and new gardener orientations will begin this weekend. Plot maps and assignments are posted at both Eagle Heights and University Houses. If you are a new gardener, and you have not already, please remember to sign up for an orientation time.  

All orientation groups will meet by the garden sheds at the entrances for both garden sites (Eagle Heights and University Houses). 

Seed Fair: The Seed Fair will be held at the Community Center on Saturday April 8th from 9 AM to 11 AM. Each plot will be entitled to 12 free packets of seeds. I hope you can join us! 

Cancellations and refunds: If you find that you won’t be able to garden this season, or you no longer want to, you can receive a refund if you cancel your plot assignment by May 1stThe gardens are full, and cancelled plots will be reassigned to people on the waitlist.  

Plot markers and corner posts: Please don’t move your numbered plot marker or the corner posts of your plot. The markers are not just for the gardeners of the plots. They also help new gardeners find their way around the gardens, and they help the garden juries correctly identify plots. The corner posts are essential for identifying borders.  

Plants and fences can extend to the border only in the front of the plot. On all other sides there must be six inches of space left as a path (so there are 12 inches between plots).  

Upcoming plant sales: The plant sales at Eagle Heights will be held by Blue Moon Community Farm this year. There will be two sales: 

Cool weather plant sale: Sun 4/30 10 AM-1 pm 

Warm weather plant sale: Sun 5/21 10 AM-1 pm 

Kristen from Blue Moon would like two volunteers to help for each saleVolunteers will need to arrive at 9:30 and stay to close up after. Please let me know if you’d like to help with either plant sale. It will count as a workday, and I will give the spots out to gardeners in the order I receive replies. I’ll send a reminder before each sale, along with any details I get about prices and which plants will be available. 


Thanks, and happy gardening,   


Thursday, March 23, 2023

From the Registrar: March 17, 2023

 Additional new-gardener orientation times: All new gardeners need to sign up for an orientation. Please reply to sign up for a time at the site where your plot is located. If none of the times work for you, please let me know and we can arrange something else: 

  • Eagle Heights orientations: 

Saturday March 25, 9 am  

Saturday March 25, 11 am  

Saturday April 1st, 11 am 

Saturday April 8th 12:30 pm 

Tuesday April 11th 6 pm 

  • University Houses orientation:  

Saturday, March 25, 1 pm  

Sunday April 2nd, 11 am 

Saturday April 8th 12:30 pm 

Tuesday April 11th 6 pm 


Water: The water at both gardens will be turned on in late April or early May, when we can be certain there’s no chance of the pipes freezing. If you need water for early planting, bringing jugs of water to your plot is helpful. 


Important date reminders:  

  • Opening day in the gardens will be Saturday, March 25th 

  • The Seed Fair will be held at the Community Center on Saturday April 8th from 9 am to 11 am. 


Thanks, and happy gardening,