...and they are due March 8th!
Click this link to download an application:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS THERE ARE SEVERAL IMPORTANT CHANGES
Please come and support “The Meeting Place” public art project and see works of art by fellow gardeners and friends. Spring is here — let’s kick-off the season with fun and friends at AJ’s Burgers.
Here are some exciting opportunities that may be of interest:
28th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether — $3 per person
You are invited to join a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 28th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops, and new ones for youth gardeners.
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451, Bronx
Small Farm Summit — $ 25 per person
More than 1,000 people are expected to visit Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on Saturday, April 14th for the second Small Farm Summit. The event will feature a full-day of educational presentations, plenty of interactive workshops, as well as two vibrant keynote speakers: Will Allen of Growing Power, Inc. and Chef Ann Cooper.
The Summit is an on-going effort to cultivate active community support of sustainable local agriculture. They are also looking for volunteers to assist in the conference.
For more info:
NOW OUR NEWS…
APPLICATIONS for the 2012 season are now available HERE WACGapplication2-10-12final and New Rochelle PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE, 515 North Avenue! Please read carefully, as we have made some changes.
We’d like to alert you to the new rule that NO ORANGE CONSTRUCTION FENCING is allowed in the garden. Please keep our garden as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Also, NO PESTICIDES AND FUNGICIDES will be permitted at any time in the garden. If you see misuse of this policy, please contact the Steering Committee. Also, please pay special attention to CROP ROTATION, as we want to prevent the propagation of pesky bugs in the garden.
APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 1, 2012, OTHERWISE YOUR PLOT WILL BE GIVEN AWAY TO A NEW GARDENER.
Lastly, if you wish to learn about more community gardening happenings in New York, we suggest you sign up for the following:
New York State Community Garden Listserv
E-mail to get sign up directions- GARDEN-L@listserv.health.state.ny.us
Come join us for an evening of ceramics, wine and goodies prepared by fellow gardener Amy Bach, Executive Chef of Dinner in Hand!
Friday, February 3rd, 7:30 p.m. LEARN MORE BY CLICKING HERE
Calling all Gardeners! It’s time to think about planting!
Come join a casual discussion about gardening at Ward Acres Community Garden. We will trade success and failure stories. Bring your seed catalogues, and any leftover seeds from last season. Let’s compare notes, and then place some orders for 2012 planting.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 9:00 a.m.
NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Community Room
Collectively, we can economize – we won’t waste seeds and we’ll save a few dollars at the same time!
Questions? Please contact Stephanie Tomei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wanted to remind you that your plots should be cleared and you can put cover crop (not mandatory) on them for the winter. Please put the waste in the appropriate compost bins by the shed. Thank you!!! And speaking of composting…Sheldrake is selling composts bins tomorrow. Autumn is a perfect time to begin a backyard compost system. Buy your Earth Machine compost bin today and get a compost demonstration class included with purchase. Whether you are a first-time composter or ready to add a 2nd bin, the class will offer tips on getting set up and troubleshooting your pile. Class and bin pick-up this Saturday, October 22, 9-10am. $85 each. You can reserve bins online at
Also, we thought this might interest people in our garden community.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
SHELDRAKE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Do you have an interest in the natural world? Would you like to learn more about it and share your enthusiasm with children? If so, you have an exciting opportunity to join a group of like-minded people who want to help connect children with nature and make a difference in our community.
If you have one morning a week, you can learn to become a Volunteer Environmental Educator and lead elementary school classes on field trips to the Larchmont Reservoir, the Sheldrake River Trail and Dog Beach.
Class size is limited and registration is now open for the twelve-session course, which consists of a combination of ecology and teaching techniques, starts in October and meets on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. These classes are free with a modest fee for materials. For more information, or to register call Mary Davis at 834-1443.
Please join us for our annual gathering!
Who: 2011 Ward Acres Community Gardeners, their families and supporters
What: An end of the season, autumnal gathering with wonderful main dishes provided by our own Amy Bach–Dinner in Hand. $10 per adult and kids eat free. The cost is for food, site rental and paper goods. We request that you bring a DISH TO SHARE (6 servings) or DESSERT or a child or adult BEVERAGE.
When: Sunday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Elks Club 19 The Blvd, New Rochelle
Why: To celebrate Season #3 with family and friends who enjoy and love Ward Acres Community Garden
How: We will need volunteers to help with set-up and clean up.
PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AND LET US KNOW # OF PEOPLE COMING (ADULTS/KIDS), WHAT YOU WILL BE BRINGING AND IF YOU CAN HELP WITH SET-UP/CLEAN UP. RSVP to email@example.com