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December 3, 5:30 pm

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Second Wednesday of every month.

Sunshine Weekly Weeder Newsletter

05.09.13

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May Workday - Saturday, May 11

Come and help us put the community back into Sunshine Community Garden by participating in our May workday event.

It's My Garden Day
Saturday, May 11
10 am til noon

Meet at the office trailer
Breakfast snacks are welcome.
Coordinators: Felicia Kongable and Emily Tisinger

If you have any seeds or plants to share with your gardening neighbors, please bring them to the workday.

See you in the garden!


All Gardeners Meeting and Officer Elections

Saturday, May 18 at 10am
Location: the Garden Trailer

This is the annual All Gardeners Meeting in May when we elect new board members.

Elections will be held for the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Also, a vacancy on the Nominating Committee needs to be filled.

If you, or some you know, would like to be candidate for any of these positions, please contact Scott Morris (encode@austin.rr.com) or Marge Trachtenberg (margiet999@hotmail.com) who are on the Nominating Committee.


Why Mulch Your Garden Plants?

Despite the spells of cooler days this spring, the hot and mostly dry days of summer will soon be here.

So why should you mulch your garden?

Mulch --

  • prevents soil compaction and erosion
  • discourages the growth of weeds
  • reduces some types of disease problems
  • insulates the soil keeping it warmer in cold weather and cooler during the heat of summer
  • decreases the amount of watering needed by keeping the soil from drying out as quickly

Organic mulch materials include:

  • compost
  • partially decomposed compost
  • corrugated cardboard
  • lawn clippings, untreated and dried
  • leaves (there are plenty of leaves in the compost area)
  • leaf mold - ground, partially decomposed leaves
  • pine needles
  • saw dust
  • straw (not hay, which can contain weed seeds)
  • wood chips

Vegetables to Plant in Early May

  • Amaranth
  • Snap Beans and Lima Beans
  • Beets
  • Chard
  • Jicama
  • Okra
  • Black-eyed Peas
  • Pepper Plants
  • New Zealand Spinach
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes

Herbs to Plant in May

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cumin
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Calendar of Events

  • Workday - Saturday, May 11, 10am to 12 noon
  • Board Meeting - Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00pm
  • All Gardeners Meeting and Elections - Saturday, May 18 - 10am at the garden trailer

Officer and Zone Coordinator Contacts - Sunshine Gardens


Officers

Email the board.

Zone Coordinators

Other Personnel

Sunshine Garden Plot Map (pdf)


Record Service Hours Online - the Virtual Green Binder

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