Sign Up to Work in the Garden

1. Read Safety Guidelines for Demonstration Garden Maintenance
2. SignUp for a slot (click on the logo to the right)
3. Interns - make sure a Veteran will be present
4. On the day of your work before coming into the Garden, complete a Online COVID Attestation or send an email/text to Alex duPont.
If you will not be able to use your slot, please remove your name from SignUp.com to free the slot for another MG.  Click here to get a personal email of all your SignUps

Submit a Garden Announcement

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 Friday at midnight for the weekend email to the Garden Workers distribution list.

Discovery Garden Announcements (Updated Apr 10)

The water is on!  The water was turned back on this week! Hoses were set up in the Ground Cover Garden, Cool Colors, Small Fruits and a couple in the Veggie Garden. All other hoses are labeled and in the Wheel Barrow shed in the two large wheelbarrows. Please set your hoses up as you need them and leave the others in their wheelbarrows. If you need to use one of the large wheel barrows please return the hoses to the wheelbarrow they came from when you are done so that others will be able to find theirs. We will try to get them all distributed in the next few weeks.

 

Email the Garden Managers

General Info
Wanted Does anyone have a spare free-standing hose reel for use inside the plant house. We currently coil our 100' hose on the floor under a table. Contact Laurie at whitejohn1@comcast.net if you can help us out.
Complete a virtual garden makeover with Bobbi Attention Garden Coordinators - Bobbi is updating the garden webpages!  The public may not be able to come to the garden, but they can see each garden online (find your garden number and click on visit).  Get with Bobbi to update your page with new text, links and photos.
Garden Coordinator Needs Help
Vegetable Garden

Kathy Wolfe

 

The Vegetable Garden needs help clearing and renewing our beds and planting some early onion and leek starts. Many of our greenhouse starts are also ready to be transplanted. Our designated work day is Thursday morning but one of us can generally be available on Monday or Wednesday mornings if given notice several days in advance. Please text, email or call Ruth or me if you can work on any of these days. We would love to have you join us!
Plant House

Laurie & Jessamyn

Interns - come and join us in the plant house. This is our busy season and we can use your help. There is a designated spot for you to sign up on Tuesdays. MGs, do you have a special perennial in your yard you would like to share? Contact Laurie at whitejohn1@comcast.net to find out how. Plant house needs 1 gallon square pots and 2 gallon round pots. Please drop them off at the PH door.

Standing Notes:

Capacity - Increased to 15 people in the outdoor areas of the Discovery Garden.

SignUp - Updated through April 10th. If a specific Garden slot has not been reserved prior to 5pm the night before it can be considered "Open to All." Interns, please make sure a Team Leader is available when you sign up. Please refer to the Discovery Garden Contact List to contact Coordinators if you would like to spend time in one of the gardens where there isn't a specific time slot identified.

COVID - Wear masks at all times and no eating in the garden.  We all must continue to use Sign-up and complete attestations.

Parking - Please park in the gravel lot. The grassy areas are too muddy. We will update this when the grassy areas re-open per WSU.

Restroom - Open for DG workers. There is a lockbox in the Gazebo with our key inside. Combo is 1607. Call or text Janet or Debi if you forget the number. Our restroom is on the right towards Naturescape. Please spray sanitizer on handles when done. Please leave it clean and lock it back up when you are done.

Main Shed  - closed due to COVID restrictions until further notice. Please bring your own tools and gloves.

Wheelbarrow and Shovel - available for use outside the shed. Combo is 1607.

Wheelbarrow Shed - There is a lock box on the front of the main shed (see pix on right). The combo is 1607. When using the shed. Remember to spray sanitizer (inside by door) on touched surfaces when you are done. Don't forget to lock up.

Compost Piles - If you use compost mulch from the parking area, please recover it with the silver tarp and rocks provided. There is remaining La Conner compost in the large bin north of the Shed for gardens in that area. There is also compost from our DG generated process available in the compost area. When the grass alley can handle a heavy truck, then that compost storage bin will also be replenished.

Please do not put any dirt in the yuck, burn or trash bins. We cannot burn dirt in the burn pile and dirt is heavy and expensive to haul away. We appreciate the fact that you are placing the bittercress in the yuck bin, but please get rid of the dirt before you place the heavily seed weeds in the yuck bin.

Composting - Since the wheelbarrow shed is open, you also have access to the machetes. It would be appreciated if you chop your weeds into compost bin #1.

Lost and Found - Lost and Found will again be located on the East side of the main shed on the top shelf. Please place all found items here.

Tool Sharpening - Don Ham has volunteered to sharpen tools. There are two boxes in the wheelbarrow shed marked "Tools to be Sharpened" and "Sharpened Tools". Mark your tools with your name and let him know any instructions. Tape and a pen are in the box.

Pesticide Use - Click here to download the Pesticide Approval Form.  Please email the Garden Managers BEFORE applying pesticides to your garden. Advance notice through email is the only way we can notify your fellow Gardeners that you are using pesticides. Glyphosate (Round Up) and Pre-emergents (Preen) are included in the notice requirement. You do not have to declare the use of Sluggo (Iron Phosphate).

Grants - SCMGF has a Grants team. We are responsible for submitting grant applications when appropriate. If you have a budget request that cannot be met with our regular budget, we might be able to get the funds needed through a grant. Please fill out the grant application request form and submit it via email to :  grantsteam@skagitmg.org

DG Budget - The current budget is always posted on the Members Corner under the Foundation and Board Financial tab.