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Garden Launch I

March 31 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Hi Garden Team, 
We decided to ‘launch’ the garden this coming weekend beginning on Friday March 31st from 4-6pm, and then regathering on Sunday April 2nd from 11:30am-1:30pm. 

Bring garden gloves. There are lots of tools in the shed, but if you have a shovel, it might be nice to have a few more for our work. 

To Do at Launch: 

  • Carve out new growing area along the chainlink fence
  • Add compost to the bins
  • Put together the new metal bin and add soil
  • Plant seeds according to Anne (and Jon’s) Garden Plan
  • Set up the Giant Squash Trellis (Rev. Anya is bringing) 
  • Prepare area for Strawberries 
  • Prepare area for Raspberries
  • Prepare area for Blueberries 

To Do Soon: 

  • Finalize a text stream for communications (Nancy) 
  • Set a Watering Schedule (Brad) 
  • Mosquito Proof the Area
    • Look for standing water
    • Clean out gutters
    • Add mosquito dunks to any standing water that we can’t remove.
  • Add washers to the hose so that it doesn’t leak
  • Make hanging strawberry beds out of pallets
  • Clean up and set-up the Garden Shed. 
  • Watering Assignments – per week, two people 
    • Figure out when folks will be out of town
    • Develop a text list
  • Put up a Whiteboard on the Shed
  • Brad to Prepare a Watering Schedule
  • Schedule Harvest Sundays

To Purchase/Find: 

  • Mosquito dunks
  • Native Shade Loving Plants
  • Herbs (to plant near the pollinator plants on the side of the building) 
  • 7 bags of compost 
  • Tomato plants
  • Pepper Plants
  • Eggplants 
  • Basil Plants
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Stra
  • Netting
  • Tomato Supports
  • Whiteboard 
  • Toiletpaper rolls
  • Hanging pockets
  • Rust-o-lium 

To Do Late: 

  • Chestnut field trip with Brad (October) 
  • Maximize use of the produce
  • Schedule to help with anticipation of the harvest (Anne) 
  • Consider a Harvest through Northeast Earth Coalition (Brad) or the NY LGBTQIA kitchen (Chris) 
  • Sign & Mural for The Joel Naftelberg Garden
Date: March 31
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Venue Name: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
Organizer Name: uumontclair.org_9kptanknnvqcom49ks44nnaaak@group.calendar.google.com