Tell everyone where you need help, provide an update on your garden, report a lost tool, or just share information. The deadline for weekly inputs is every Sunday at noon.
Submit a Garden Announcement
How to Sign Up to Work in the Garden
3. For Intern slots
- Interns should only sign up for intern slots where a veteran MG is already signed-up
- Interns must call or otherwise contact the Garden Coordinator to discuss the work plan
- Veterans, preferably a GC, must supervise Interns and assure all safety protocols are followed.
5. Complete a COVID Attestation. All MGs/Interns must send an email or text to Alex duPont BEFORE they work at the Discovery Garden on the day they are scheduled for volunteer work. That message must be a positive ATTESTATION that you are free of COVID-19 on that day. This is also an NWREC requirement. If you have questions or need guidance, please refer to the email Alex sent on 7/13/20 that includes a copy of the Attestation Form (also posted above).
REMINDER: If you will not be able to use your slot, please remove your name from SignUp.com to free the slot for another MG.
This Week's Announcements
|Garden Manager Notes|
|Topic: Lost and Found||We have set up a new procedure for addressing lost and found items. There is a new category on the garden announcement page! You can post items you have misplaced or report items you have found on the weekly Garden Announcements. We would also like to suggest that all found items be placed on or near the sluggo box by the shed bench where they are out of sight, but people can easily find them.|
|Topic: SignUp||For those of you who are still having trouble trying to sign up to work in the garden, please go to the Members Corner. Under the box labeled Discovery Garden Info, you will see a tab that says "click here." This tab will take you to the link for Signup that will allow you to sign up to work in the garden.|
|Lost and Found|
|Name: Mary Alyce Harpster||On Tuesday, Aug 4 I lost a tool while working in the herb garden. It is a weed digger, about 12 inches long, straight except for a 90 degree ‘hook’ at the end. The handle is red/pink. Cannot recall if my name was on it.|
|Name: Claire Cotnoir||Kalynn found this handsome weeding tool in the compost area today. It's now on the table outside the shed, near the Sluggo. (No this is not Mary Alyce's from above)
|Garden Coordinator Needs Help|
|Name: Kathy Wolfe
|Note to Interns: After discussions with the Garden Managers, we now have our two Intern slots available, both on Wednesday from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Ruth and I would enjoy working with you so please sign up! We will be doing some harvesting, tomato pruning, adding compost, watering and, of course, weeding. Bring your own gloves and tools. We’d love to see you! Kathy|
|Name: Nancy Crowell
|Hello all - the Naturescape Meadow is now doing its thing. Grasses are starting to show seed heads and filling up the space. There's very little to do here - just minor weeding in the pathway that surrounds the meadow. I am usually there on Friday mornings (I have the 6-8:30 a.m. slot). If you happen to be working in the garden and notice that it seems excessively dry, I did add two grasses that could use a little water - they are are right by the main sign in the very middle of the Meadow (the one that describes the renovation in progress.) Other than that, just enjoy watching the grasses blow in the breeze. Next year I will replace the Hellenium that failed to take root last fall, add some more allium and wildflowers, but between now and then it should be extremely low maintenance.|
|Name: Madelyn Case and Anita Reetz
|On Wed, 8/12, we will not be using the three Enabling Garden slots (two veterans and one intern) for 09:00-11:30 if any other garden would like to use them.|