Gardens Founded in 2001 - Home in 2002
The garden crew is active from April-October and sometimes in November weather permitting. Work happens weekly throughout the garden season on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. It also is scheduled for one Saturday a month from April through October. Cancellations due to weather will be posted by 6:00 am of the workday on this blog. You must attend a spring orientation to the garden and Northland Hospice & Palliative Care in order to work. A summary of the work that has been done is included on the blog. Look for weekly postings on this blog during the garden season.
Volunteering in the Garden
April 13, 11:30-1:30 Lunch and orientation for new volunteers at hospice and TB testing for all
April 16, 9:15-10 TB tests read and 10:00 garden orientation. First Thursday workday 9-12
April 20, First Monday workday 9-12
May 2, Saturday workday 9-12
If you are interested in volunteering, please email CrysWells@gmail.com.
Please note: TB testing is required annually for all garden volunteers.
If you have current TB results that were done by a physician or at a hospital, these may be submitted to Northland Hospice.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact the volunteer coordinator Kathy Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a time for testing and orientation.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
First Planning Meeting for 2010 Agenda
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Breakfast 9-10 am/Meeting 10-12pm)
1. General updates
A. Rocks at Turquoise and Switzer Canyon Drive
B. Dave Hill and Zane
C. Financial update for 2010
Laura’s project ?
Home Depot grant ?
D. Updated materials (Rose Book, Donations Book, Photo Book, Wish List)
F. New compost source
G. MG Class orientation
H Gardening Gone Wild
2. Plans for 2009
A. House plants – need a few replacements for rooms. Need a regular person to water one time a week – including sun porch
B. Look for people to adopt gardens/activities
Linda Guarino – Inferno Strip/Rock Garden/Drip
Laura Davis – Tea Garden
Loni Shapiro – Annual & Veggie Pots/Moon Garden
Nancy Palmer & Marcia Lamkin – Faerie Garden/Birdhouse Trellis
Roses ? (Carol Lease but not until May)
Leslie Penick – Compost/materials
David Hockman/Al Katte/Joe Harte - Repairs
Joe Harte – Tree Care
*Native Garden - ?
*Norm’s Front Beds - ?
*Greenhouse - ?
*Upward bound students?
*Watering pots/front garden until drip in?
C. Priorities for beginning of season?
Clean sun porch and replant any pots there or in house that need it
Clean-up and place hardscape
Drip System - set up front beds, make any needed spring repairs
Redesign Norm’s beds in front of house and along Switzer to Turquoise
Native Garden & shed area-planting and appearance
Faerie Garden – do we still want Aspen trees to shade?
Scavenger Hunt (revision done)
Do we still want materials for the Tea & Faerie Gardens? (signs)
Put up sign for residents on garden info (have sign need a way to post)
Get greenhouse ready by fall (shelved/remove wood floor)
Fundraising – Warner’s in July
Monsoon Madness plant/garden Sale ?
Native Plant Entry? (Rock or Moon Gardens)
County Fair entries if it happens ?
D. Immediate material needs
Compost, soil for pots, stain for one indoor bench
E. Additional goals for season
Set up group workdays – AmeriCorp, Grand Canyon Youth, Coconino High School, Earth Day?, Upward Bound?
Work on resident involvement with Jacque/Kelly
Thin lambs ear, iris, and germander throughout gardens (garden sale?)
Improve climber care and plantings surrounding gazebo
Add more plantings to parking lot/rose garden walkway
Plant climbers surrounding arbor bench
3. Schedule next meeting in February