Monday, February 3, 2014

Welcome to Marysville Community Garden

Marysville is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Gardening season. Click here to apply now!

Hello everyone,

My name is Madeleine Berrevoets. I have been the garden coordinator at St. Mary's Community Garden for the past 2 years. St. Mary's has some wonderful volunteers who are taking over there and I am coming to volunteer with Marysville.

I have a lot to learn about this garden. Please tell me the good, bad and ugly! I know there are issues with water supply, maintenance and community plots. I want to work with you all to make this a successful, sustainable, community garden.

I know there are lots of wonderful volunteers who helped last year with membership and maintenance among many other things. I hope that most of you will be interested in coming back to volunteer this year and that we will be able to get some new volunteers come on.

There are lots of different volunteer positions available. Below is a list of all volunteer positions, if you have any other ideas please let me know! I am looking for someone who would like to step up and work with me as a garden coordinator. If you would be interested in this please let me know.

Our gardening workshops are starting up next week. They are being held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy st. Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Our first one is "A Beginners Guide to Buying Seeds"
Click the workshop tab above for the complete list.

I look forward to meeting you all,


Activity DescriptionDatesTime CommitmentNeed
Membership CommitteeManage membership. Assign plots. Manage garden mentor program. Year roundMonthly meetings TBA. Need! 
Events CommitteeDevelop and coordinate community events. Run events. Year roundMonthly meeting TBA + set up/ clean up during events once or twice a monthNeed!
Maintenance CrewPlan and lead work days. Maintain general areas. Ensure tools are properly cared for.May-OctoberA few days a month, 1-4 hours a timeWe are currently in need of more members to participate with out maintenance crew.
Garden HistorianThis person will document the activities of the garden through photographs and any newspaper articles about the garden and keep them in a scrap book. This person must be someone who regularly attends events.Anytime2+ hours a monthWe need someone to fill this position.
Surplus Produce DistributorsCollect donated produce from the Garden on a regular basis and deliver to area food banks. Pickups occur Monday-Wednesday-Friday, and Saturday. Must be committed to picking up produce and making deliveries on assigned days.June - Octobera couple hours a weekWe need people to fill this position. Looking for 2-6 people
Plant Donation CrewContact local businesses for donations. Collect plants and seeds and supervise their distribution and care. April - August1+ hour/s a monthWe need people to fill this position. Looking for 2-6 people.
Garden MentorPair up with beginner gardeners to offer advice and help them get into gardening. May- October2+ hours a monthWe need garden mentors!
Garden clean up Pull some weeds, clean up the garbage, tidy up common areas anytime you're up visiting the garden. Remember to only work on common areas (walkways and community paths) May- OctoberAt your leisureNo commitment required! 

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