You may have heard that we are losing the land at our current location and are looking to relocate. After six years on Highway 70 at Loop Rd, we must find a new place to grow. If you have suggestions or offers for an acre or so of land to turn into a thriving community garden, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good morning, Garner Growers, and it is a beautiful morning with the nice gentle rain we had for about 2 hours this morning before most people were out of bed. Slight chance of more rain early afternoon, but that’s it for the week.
We are always looking for new members, and we are at the garden every week tending to our plants unless the weather prevents it (like freak snow storms that shut down the town for three days!), although obviously we have problems tending the website on a regular basis. Send me an email at email@example.com if you are interested in joining. I’ll answer your questions and add you to our group mailing list so that you receive the regular workday announcements. We’d love to see you in the garden!!!
I’m hoping we generated some interest in the garden with the flyers and seeds we handed out tonight at the Town of Garner Trick-or-Treat the Trails event. Next time we will put the email address on them!
So how do you learn more about Garner Grows? Just shoot me an email and I will add you to our email list. I send out reminders before our workdays. For most of the year we meet for a couple of hours on Thursday evenings and a longer workday on Saturday mornings. During late fall and winter, we only meet on Saturday mornings at 10 am. If it rains or is too cold, I’ll send an email letting people know if the workday is cancelled.
So there is an annual fee of $20 and we ask that you work at least 4 hours a month. Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hope to see you in the garden!
Good afternoon, Garner Growers
sunflower house and potato condomoving mulchbuilding raised bedscleaning up the blueberry patchrepairing the drainage ditchcreating a pole bean bed next to the fence
Instead of a normal workday, we will be hosting kid’s night at Chik-fil-A in the Kroger shopping center across from the garden tonight from 5pm – 7:30pm. We hope to have enough activities to interest the kids, with coloring pages and a planting project. Come help us promote the garden this evening, if you can.
When we ask ourselves what we need most at Garner Grows, the answer always seems to be the same. We need more bodies. More people who enter the garden for the first time and say “I want to see this whole thing planted,” as one new member did not long ago. Right now, our membership families are carrying too much of the burden and too much of the garden lies fallow.
So the next obvious question is “How do we get more people?” There is the necessity of getting the word out, but with added emphasis on getting the word out to the right people.
So let’s carry over a dialog into the comments and brainstorm some ways to increase membership. Events? Distributing flyers and business cards? Joining Chamber of Commerce? A weekly farmstand? What other organization in the community can we enlist to help spread the word? Talk to us, gardeners!
By the way, we now have a Twitter account for you to follow: @garnergrows
We can’t seem to get into the garden long enough to make a dent in the lo-o-ong list of spring tasks, things that need to get done before the heat comes (almost 90 degrees in April is frightening). Before the rain chased us away this afternoon, we did get carrots planted and cleared another bed of weeds. The chance of rain tomorrow and Friday is even greater, so it will be another soggy Saturday, but hopefully we can accomplish some of the non-sowing items on the list.
See you in the garden (I hope!)