Thursday, August 31, 2023

From the Registrar: August 31, 2023

Hello Gardeners, 

Weed and garbage dumping: There was a recent report of some gardeners dumping their weeds and garbage in another gardener’s plot. All weeds must go to the weed pile and all garbage must go to the dumpster. These things can never go in common areas or in other plots. I know it can be a bit of a walk to the weed piles or the dumpsters from some plots, but these are the only optionsAll returning gardeners have the chance to move plots when renewing. So, if you find the distance to the weed pile is too far for you, please consider asking if there is a spot open that is closer when you reapply for next season 

Tall plants and trellises: Please remember to only plant tall things and put trellises in places that will not shade your neighbors’ gardens. A trellis or patch of tall sunflowers can create a lot of shade, so they should particularly be kept away from the Northern side of your plot. A trellis that runs North-south will block less light in your garden than a trellis that runs east-west and is a better option to maximize sun exposure for your plants. 


Workday opportunityThere will be a weeding and wood-chipping workday at Eagle Heights Garden tomorrow, Friday 9/1 from 3-6 pm. Four volunteers are needed. Please email me if you are interested and I’ll assign spots in the order replies are received.  

Thanks, and happy gardening,   



From the Registrar: August 23, 2023

 Hello Gardeners, 

Preserving food: Garden harvests can be a overwhelming at this time in the season. If you’re looking for ways to preserve your extra produce, there are a lot of great options. The National Center for Home Food Preservation has guides for canning, freezing, drying, fermenting, and more: 


Or you can also put your extra produce on the share shelf for other gardeners! 


Workday opportunities: There are a number of upcoming workday opportunities. Please reply if you’re interested and I’ll assign spots in the order I receive replies. 

  • On Friday 8/25 there will be two workdays  

    • 9-12 AM, Eagle Heights, Weed whacking, two volunteers needed 

    • 3-6 pm, Eagle Heights, Weed whacking, two volunteers needed 

  • On Saturday 8/26 there will be three workdays: 

    • 8-11 AM, University houses, Weed whacking, two volunteers needed 

    • 12-3 pm, Eagle Heights, Digging stumps and clearing debris, four volunteers needed 

    • 4-7 pm, University houses, Weed whacking, two volunteers needed 

  • On Sunday 8/27 there will be two workdays: 

    • 12-3 pm, Eagle Heights, Weed whacking, two volunteers needed 

    • 4-7 pm, Eagle Heights, Weeding and wood chipping, four volunteers needed 

  • On Monday 8/28 there will be one workday: 

    • 4-7 pm, University Houses, Weeding and wood chipping, three volunteers needed 

  • On Wednesday 8/30 there will be one workday: 

    • 4-7 pm, Eagle Heights, Weed whacking, two volunteers needed 


Thanks, and happy gardening,