Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Garden Signup

Hello All!

Welcome to the 2012 growing season!

The annual garden signup will be March 31/2012 from 12 noon - 2pm. As always, the sign up is on a first come first serve basis after the last year's gardeners (who fulfilled their volunteer hours) have had their choice on wether they would like to return.

The costs are as follows:

Returning gardeners pay $20 annual membership fee. $20 bed deposit fee is rolled over from previous year.
New gardeners pay $20 annual membership fee and $20 bed deposit fee.
Garden shed key deposit is $5 and must be paid by anyone, returning or not, who would like to have a key to the shed.

In conjunction with these fees, every gardener is expected to volunteer at least 16 hours back to the garden. This works out to 1 hour per week over the growing season. There are always tasks to be done, wether they be weeding or watering, building or composting. We offer a work bee on Wednesday nights throughout the season to give those an opportunity to help out with various tasks and to meet some of your fellow gardeners. We also have at least two early season Saturday work bees which is an excellent way to get a head start on your 16 hours!

The location for the sign up has yet to be determined but should be announced in the next week.

Great News! We'll be holding our sign up this year at the Whitehorse Food Bank. You can find it downtown at 306 Alexander Street. I look forward to meeting and/or seeing you all!