Charles Street Gardeners

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January 2021

Be Kind

Offer to reach out and help your fellow gardener if someone is unable to come into the garden, help tend to their bed with their permission or email your Row Leader with any questions or to offer help.

 

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members” ~ Coretta Scott King

Second Saturday Workdays

We continue to remain cautious and follow the Mandatory Directive for Gathering  so our workdays remain canceled until further notice. Email or contact your Row Leader if you have questions about garden tasks, volunteer hours, or general bed maintenance issues.

 

January Garden Task List

  • Rake up or sweep any fallen leaves from any area of the garden, including the outer perimeter on our fenceline. Add in a neat pile to the compost area for future composting, separate any branches or large prunings.
  • Empty any garden trash bins into the blue dumpster bin in the parking lot
  • Pick up any usable empty pots around the garden, tidy the potting table area behind the greenhouses
  • Weed any common pathways and trash the weeds. Compost plant prunings.
  • Wipe and brush clean any garden furniture, but use gloves

Garden Hose Guide

Click the link above to read our *NEW* guide to selecting the right hose in our garden.

Covid-19 Safety Information

For current updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and community mandated orders please visit the Santa Clara Public Health website. Here is the link to their website:

County of Santa Clara Public Health Website

Gardener Safety

  • DO NOT visit the garden if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you are ill and always check each week and adhere to any changes to the public mandates
  • Always wear a mask to protect yourself and others. Guidance on Face Coverings
  • Please respect the 6 ft social distancing rule when encountering other fellow gardeners
  • Avoid loitering or gathering around our access gates so gardeners can come and go and maintain social distancing protocol.
  • Use gloves and hand sanitizer if using common tools and locks
  • Dispose of PPE [gloves and masks] thoughtfully. Bring a small trash bag with you if you think you will discard these on exiting the garden, and take them out with you.
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings and continue to garden individually 

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!

Gardeners Monthly Tasklist
January Task List
  • Rake up or sweep any fallen leaves from any area of the garden, including the outer perimeter on our fenceline. Add in a neat pile to the compost area for future composting, separate any branches or large prunings. 
  • Empty any garden trash bins into the blue dumpster bin in the parking lot
  • Pick up any usable empty pots around the garden, tidy the potting table area behind the greenhouses
  • Weed any common pathways and trash the weeds. Compost plant prunings.
  • Wipe and brush clean any garden furniture, but use gloves

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

*New 'Garden Hose Guide'
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 a monthly Task List that is made available and posted, so if you’d like to contribute service hours outside of workdays, you can easily log an hour or two each month.

Happy gardening!