Fall and winter are a good time to make plans for improvements to your garden next year, like for instance improving how you water the garden. This past year, one community garden, with funding help from the CGC, purchased and installed drip irrigation lines to improve the efficiency of their group-run garden. If you’ve ever considered this kind of water delivery, check out this how-to video they made.
The CGC is sad to hear of the death of community gardener Mike Onofrio. Mike and his wife Barb have gardened for several years at the N. Ninth St. garden. In addition to raising an impressive crop of peppers, eggplants, greens, peas, beans and more, Mike and Barb have been stalwart volunteers helping to keep the garden maintained and organized. Mike’s cheerful nature and inquisitive good humor will be sorely missed at the garden. Our hearts go out to Mike’s family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Memorial Funeral Home with a memorial service immediately following at 7 p.m.
Barb has asked that memorial contributions be made to the CGC. We thank her for that and will do our best to honor Mike’s memory by helping existing and future gardens to flourish and providing more people with access to fresh, homegrown food. You can make a donation here. (There is a place to leave a note on the confirmation page of your PayPal transaction to designate your donation in honor of Mike.)
We just wanted to say a slightly belated, but very heartfelt “Thank You” to everybody who came out to our fundraising night at Chipotle at the end of August! We made a very tidy sum and the nice folks at Chipotle made it all so easy for us.
And, you know, maybe it’s a good time to mention that if your community or school garden is looking to make any improvements or replace any equipment, fall is a great time to do that. CGC would like to help member gardens pay for improvements, just have your garden leader put in a request and we’ll see what we can do.
Hey, have you made plans for next weekend yet? We suggest you stop by the Harvest Hootenanny to support our friends at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. It’s happening Saturday, October 5, 3-8 p.m. at the Urban Farm on Fay St. in the North Village Arts District. For a small donation, you’ll get delicious, locally-sourced eats and drinks, live music, dancing, games and a look around the farm itself. There will also be a live and silent auction for some fabulous donated items and services. Stop by for a fun fall evening! (Rain date Oct. 12.)
Hey, folks, come see us at the Sustainable Living Fair this Saturday, September 14. Drop in anytime 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Got dinner plans for tomorrow? Join us at Chipotle on 9th St. Friday night, Aug. 23 and you’ll be helping fund the Community Garden Coalition.
Chipotle will generously donate 50% of the proceeds from your purchase to the CGC when you come in and show this flyer (on paper or on your phone) 4-10 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
Help your local community gardens raise a little money for water, straw, seeds, tools and all those other gardening essentials. The folks at Chipotle on Ninth St. are helping us out with a fundraiser night Friday, August 23. Just take a copy of the flyer linked below in with you to the restaurant (or show it on your phone, tablet, mini-computing device, etc.) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the CGC will get 50% (!) of the proceeds from your purchase.
Don’t forget to tell two or 18 friends! Thanks!
Chipotle flyer halfsheet