Happy Labor Day Fellow Gardeners,
It is time for another season of gardening together!
For returning gardeners, most of you have completed your applications for a plot in the Friendship Evergreen Community Garden (FECG). If not, we would appreciate hearing from you since we need to notify people on our wait list.
We extend a special welcome to new gardeners!
Please reserve the 1st Saturdays of each month for Greet, Treats and Volunteer in the Garden. We will start our season with the first Greet, Treats and Volunteer Day, October 1 which is the first Sat. of October, from 8 AM – 10 AM. Our Garden, with its programs, is open to all whether you are continuing to garden with us or not. Invite a neighbor to join you.
Oct. 1, we will be introducing our new Garden Coordinator, Cora Strange, who is a Master Gardener. Cora and our wonderful Friendship Village Crew – Yeh, Guys!!! – have been preparing the garden plots for this third season of gardening. Bring your plants and seeds and get help from Cora and our Volunteers.
We will be introducing our painting muralist, Jennifer White, who has completed the first of our murals for Art in the Garden!
Our tile muralist, Jan Linssen, has received the Tempe permits for the mural planned to surround the green letters spelling out the name of the garden. Jan will be signing up individuals, families and children included, who want to participate in making a tile for the mural.
Folks, it takes a lot of work, with fun involved, to have a successful garden. We will be asking for Volunteers for such things as helping other gardeners, keeping the garden clean, working with the roses, in the pollinator garden, in the communal garden and in the orchard. Yes, we have an orchard with 12 fruiting trees! This is too much for one garden coordinator and we appreciate all volunteer help.