Charles Street Gardeners

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Second Saturday Workdays

Our workdays are back for Garden Members only and your families. Please check out the 2020 – 2021 schedule and add the dates to your calenders! See you in the garden.

 

 

Garden Projects

Sign-Up for one of our Garden Projects, join a small team and find what your passion is in the garden! Sign-up link and details below

 

October 2020

 

Continue to check city and county public health websites for updated info about Covid-19 directions.

DO NOT COME TO THE GARDEN IF YOU ARE SICK OR BEEN SICK IN THE LAST 14 DAYS

  • Buy cool season seedlings from our gardener’s plant sale! Azize and team are putting out new seedlings each week. Please follow payment instructions on the signs on the tables.

 

  • Start planting cover crop [free to gardeners on our sale table] and cool-season crops now, and start removing your summer crops as they finish.

 

  • Log your volunteer hours – aim to have completed 1 hr, 15mins by the end of October. Contact us if you can’t come to the garden.

 

Enjoy The Garden Everyone!

LOG YOUR SERVICE HOURS

View Service Hours Log
VIEW HOURS HERE

Check how many hours you have logged previously. You can log new service hours on the form above.

As a registered CSG gardener, you must fulfill and log 15 x hours of service by August 31st, per your annual CSG agreement. It’s very easy and helps keep our lovely community garden maintained and looking good! You can check with your Row Leader what community jobs are on the garden list OR there is a monthly Task List posted on the garden kiosk noticeboard near the main gate. So if you need to contribute service hours outside of work days, you can easily log an hour or two each month.

Happy gardening!

Projects + Committee Sign-Ups

CSG Projects Teams 2020

Sign-up to one of our garden projects, receive details on how you can contribute, collect volunteer hours credits and see the garden change with our team efforts!

This button will take you to our SignUp Genius page with a list of teams you can sign up for, such as: Social Media Team, Gazebo Improvements, Hose Bibb Replacements, Bed Rebuilds and more ….

Sign up Here

 

 

 

Gardeners Monthly Tasklist

October 2020 Task List

Our Second Saturday workday on October 10th was a success! We completed the following tasks:

  • Packed Cover Crop bags
  • Chipped and flipped compost
  • Emptied all trash bins
  • Peace Garden weeded and pruned
  • Perimeter garden pruned @ Lemon Row
  • Planted 1 x Donation bed for Cool season
  • First Stage discussions for new Hügelkultur Garden Project – Let us know if you’d like to be involved and join the team!

For the remainder of October – gardeners can work on regularly emptying the trash bins into the blue skip, flipping a compost bin [ask Fiona or Margherita how to do this], weeding pathways or areas nominated by your Row Leader and picking up trash and tidying tools in the sheds.

Check out our Projects Sign-up Page if you’d like more details on how to get involved in our teams and committees.

Thank you for caring for our beautiful community space!

Gardeners Google Group

All Gardeners are required to be subscribed to the CSG Google Group. This is our primary way to send out regular updates with essential garden information, including hints + tips, event announcements, and day-to-day changes or notifications. It’s also a great way to stay in touch with your fellow gardeners and connect with your local community.

This is a private group and you should be automatically subscribed on becoming a member.

LOGIN HERE to open Google Groups Login Page

Agreements and Documents
Second Saturdays + Summer Evenings Calendar | 2020 - 2021

Below are the scheduled dates for each row group to lead their Second Saturday workdays.

10 AM – 12 PM

2020

MON SEP 19    ALL HANDS ZOOM MEETING

SAT OCT 10        Group Garden, Orange + Plum
SAT NOV 14        Apricot and Blackberry
SAT DEC 12        Cherry, Fig + Hi-Rise

2021

SAT JAN 09        Lemon and Mulberry
SAT FEB 13         Group Garden, Orange + Plum
SAT MAR 13        Apricot and Blackberry
SAT APR 10      ALL HANDS MEETING

SAT MAY 08       Cherry, Fig + Hi-Rise

SAT JUN 12         Lemon and Mulberry

SAT JUL 10         Group Garden, Orange + Plum

SAT AUG 14        Apricot and Blackberry

MON AUG 31     DEADLINE to complete service hours for 2019/2020 agreement

SAT SEP 11      ALL HANDS MEETING

  • Summer Evening Work Days schedule TBD

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS GOAL CHART:

Yearly Quarter Service Hrs Goal Annual Tally
SEP 1 – NOV 31 3hrs, 45 min 3hrs, 45 min
DEC 1 – FEB 31 3hrs, 45 min 7hrs, 30 min
MAR 1 – MAY 31 3hrs, 45 min 11 hrs, 15 min
JUN 1 – AUG 31 3hrs, 45 min 15 hrs 

 

  • All CSG gardeners are welcome to attend on any workday ~ you can join in even if your row isn’t scheduled for that date.
  • Once you’ve attended, please be sure to fill out the LOG YOUR SERVICE HOURS online form (on this page) and log your hours in decimal format.
  • EG: if you work for 30 mins, enter it as 0.5 hrs. If you work for 1 hour and 25 mins, enter it as 1.5 hrs

There is also a monthly Task List which is posted on the garden kiosk noticeboard, so if you’d like to contribute service hours outside of workdays, you can easily log an hour or two each month.

Happy gardening!