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.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Garden Workday 9/23/10
New in the garden:
The beginnings of a new stone bench in the Michael Moore Garden
A clean garage
A clean, re-organized greenhouse
All iris trimmed and cleaned
Weekly workdays from 8-9 am-12pm
Saturday, October 23, 9am-12pm bulb plantign
Workdays will continue into November weather permitting to put hardscape away and coninute fall clean-up.
Plans for next week include spreading more compost, weeding, and dead heading, watering, spreading mulch if available, organizing the greenhouse for winter (pots that are outside), and our fall harvest lunch.
Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac with fall color. Photo by Loni Shapiro.
"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil.
And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November."
- Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905