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WORKDAY THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
8:30 - 11:30
Come and join your fellow members of SCG for the first fall garden Workday, September 8. It is not too early to start working on those fall season service hours. This is a good way to build community and meet the new members.
The coordinators for this day will be Mary Gifford, Diana Dworaczyk and Emily Tisinger. For your safety, please wear appropriate clothing and shoes while you are working. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. outside the office trailer for sign in and a short briefing regarding tasks to be done.
Please Note: Since the temperature will still probably be hot, we will start at 8:30.
We are looking forward to seeing you in the garden.
A gentle reminder: compost is a very limited resource at Sunshine Community Garden. Please put no more than 2-4 inches of compost from the compost piles in your plot per season. This is a community resource, and everyone should have the opportunity to use it, not first-come, first-served. If you want additional compost, please dig out the leaf beds or purchase it from the Natural Gardener, Geo Growers, or another provider of organic compost.
ADOPT A BED IN MICAH 6
We need volunteers to Adopt a Bed in Micah 6 for the fall plantings.
Each bed is approximately 25 sq feet. Each volunteer is asked to plant and maintain the bed for the season. Volunteers can pick from a list of vegetables that we need to grow. The produce grown in the Micah 6 Garden is donated each week to the Micah 6 Food Pantry to help meet the needs of the homeless and impoverished in central Austin.
Contact Linda Francescone, firstname.lastname@example.org, to volunteer or find out more information.
Remember hours spent maintaining your adopted Micah 6 bed can be counted as service hours.
YOUR SUMMER 2012 TOMATO CROP - THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE TASTY
It's time, maybe past time, to take stock of your tomato crop this year and note which tomato varieties did well and which ones struggled and collapsed in the Austin heat. Which tomatoes do you plan to grow next year, and which ones will go on your never-again list? Are there some varieties that you heard good things about and would try out next year if only we could have them at the next plant sale? We need to know so we can plan for the plant sale next spring.
Email your comments and recommendations to Randy Thompson, email@example.com.
Or fill out the Sunshine Gardens 2012 Tomato Growers Survey online.
VEGETABLES TO PLANT IN EARLY SEPTEMBER
Beans ~ Broccoli ~ Kale ~ Kohlrabi ~ Shallots ~ Summer Squash
UPCOMING GARDENING SEMINARS
Sponsored by Travis County Master Gardeners Association and the Travis County AgriLife Extension. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to: http://travis-tx.tamu.edu/horticulture.
Divide and Transplant Perennials
Thursday, September 20, 10am-12pm
Travis County AgriLife Extension Office
1600-B Smith Road
Compost Tea 101
Saturday, September 29, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hampton Branch Library at Oakhill
5125 Convict Hill Road
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Workday - September 8, 8:30am - 12 noon
- Board Meeting - Tuesday, September 11 at 6pm - garden trailer
- Workdays - Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16
Jack McEvoy, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Schulz, Vice President - email@example.com
Jack Reynolds, Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ila Falvey, Director - email@example.com
Sue Brownlee, Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Hall, Director - email@example.com
Coordinators & Chairs
Zone 1, Patsy Painter - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 2, Katy Davis - email@example.com
Zone 3, Ludmila Voskov- firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 4, Ila Falvey - email@example.com
Zone 5, Mary Gifford - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 6, Annik Jackson - email@example.com
Zone 7, Diana Dworaczyk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 8, Felicia Kongable - email@example.com
Zone 9, Cheryl Hazeltine - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 10, Emily Tisinger - email@example.com
Plant Sale -Michael Hallfibercable@austin.rr.com
TSBVI Liaison & Volunteer Coordinators
Mike Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry - email@example.com
Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter - firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance Coordinator - Ila Falvey - email@example.com
Website Coordinators - Kathleen Neville - firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Service Hours Online - the Virtual Green Binder
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