Work Party Schedule

Hi Gardeners and Enthusiasts, we’ve decided to schedule our work parties until September, and set our Annual General Meeting. We hope always to see as many gardeners as possible, and we also welcome community members. 

Saturday March 9th – 10 am until 2pm, or when the work is done – soil amender delivery day and compost area cleanup – Carol coordinates

Sunday April 14th – 10 am until 2pm, or when the work is done – Irwin coordinates

Saturday May 11th – 10 am until 2pm or when the work is done – Cari coordinates

Tuesday June 11th – 6pm – 9pm – Karen coordinates

Thursday July 11th – 6pm – 9pm – Shelley coordinates

Garden Annual General Meeting and Barbecue – Sunday August 11th – 4pm – until we’re done!

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Updated Plot Map

Here, finally, is an updated plot map: only one #55, no #47, and the divided 59’s and 34’s! Let us know if you see any other problems…

Annual General Meeting and Barbecue

Hey gardeners – please make sure you come to our Annual General Meeting and potluck barbecue on Saturday July 28th. The meeting’s at 5pm, in the common room at 2320 Franklin St. We’ll elect new officers for 2012-13, hear from the different garden committees, and you’ll have a chance to learn about what’s coming up. Then at around 6:30 we’ll head down to the garden for a potluck barbecue – the Garden will contribute the protein and everyone else should bring yummy things to share. We hope to see you there!

Garden Plot Renewal is here

Hello Gardeners! As some of you have indeed noticed, it’s time to re-read and re-sign the user agreement for this year, and send it in with your plot payment for 2012. Plots fees haven’t changed: 10×10 plots are $25 ($5 membership fee + $20 plot fee) and anything smaller is $20 ($15 plot fee + $5 membership fee).

I’m attaching the user agreement for 2012, and since we’re running a bit late again this year, we’ve put the deadline for renewals at March 15th, one month from now. PLEASE don’t delay in doing this – chasing individual gardeners to see if they’re still on board takes us a colossal amount of time.

Looking forward to seeing you in the garden soon – we will probably have a clean-up work party in the next few weeks.

Carol

Pandora Garden Green Shed Design Competition Community Review

The Pandora Park Community Garden Society is hosting an open house to review the top entries in our GREEN SHED design competition. Join us to cast your vote for the best designs on Saturday, April 17th 2010 from 1-3 pm at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver. Your votes and comments will be forwarded to the jury to inform their final decisions on April 18, 2010.

If you aren’t able to join us in person, shortlisted entries will be posted online at http://www.greenshedcompetition.com during the week of April 12th – email your comments to info@greenshedcompetition.com. For more information about the competition, go to http://www.greenshedcompetition.com.

Community Garden Green Shed Design Competition

Pandora Park Community Garden Society invites student and professional architects, landscape architects, builders, engineers, gardeners and designers of all kinds to take part in Green Shed: Pandora Park Community Garden Design Competition. The goal of this international competition is to generate buildable designs for a storage shed and outdoor common space for a new community garden that will showcase sustainable building strategies and materials. The winning design will be built by a team of volunteers over the summer of 2010.

http://www.greenshedcompetition.com

Early registration fee is $35CAN by February 26th, 2010. Standard registration fee is $50CAN by March 19th, 2010. To register, go to Eventbrite


NOTE: Entry fees are waived for members of Pandora Park Community Garden Society. Sliding scale fees are available to entrants with limited means – contact the organizers at info@greenshedcompetition.com for more information.

Plot Allocation

Spring 2011: We currently have a waiting list for plots. If you would like to get on the list, send an email with your contact information to pandoraparkcommunitygarden [at] gmail.com. Our list is in chronological order of when people contacted us.

November 2009:

We just had our meeting, where reasons for plot allocation were discussed.

The allocation committee did a great job and spent a lot of time trying to be fair for allocation.

I believe everyone on the waiting list who wanted a plot and showed up to a meeting or to help at least once will probably be allocated a plot in the garden.

To help facilitate this we have numbered the plots:

Please to help facilitate selection of plots, please send an email to Pandora Park Garden with the following information:

1.  Your Full Name (or the name for who will have control of the plot)

2.  The Size of plot requested (and reason if you care to detail ie: 4 members sharing; single person but I garden alot, etc)

3.  Will you be doing gardening this winter (ie Nov-Jan)

4.  Optional: Preferred plot number (this will probably not be used, but if you have a preference list it)

Plot number allocation will probably be randomly determined, once your plot size has been determined.

Please be aware that preference will be given to those at the top of the plot allocation list.

Any errors and omissions in this posting are due to the poster (jw) and the Garden Society cannot be held accountable.