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The 2014 seed catalogs are now available, online or snail-mail. In addition to offering seeds, seedlings and accessories, there is a wealth of gardening know-how to be found in these pages. Following are some recommendations made by GCG gardeners:
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds www.rareseeds.com
Botanical Interests www.BotanicalInterests.com
Dixondale Farms (onions/leeks) www.dixondalefarms.com
Gardens Alive (environmentally friendly pest controls and
Johnny’s Selected Seeds www.johnnyseeds.com
High Mowing Seeds www.highmowingseeds.com
Hudson Valley Seeds www.hudsonvalleyseeds.com
Kitchen Garden Seeds (great gardening tips) www.kitchengardenseeds.com/tips
Natural Gardening Company www.naturalgardening.com
Wood Prairie Farm (potatoes and more..) www.woodprairie.com
Patti Sechi, President and Founder of Greenwich Community Gardens and Terri Browne Kutzen, Chairwoman, met with First Selectman Peter Tesei on February 24th to sign the lease for the use of land in the Montgomery Pinetum to build a community garden for the residents of Greenwich. This will be the second community garden in Greenwich managed by Greenwich Community Gardens (GCG).
The registration turnout was the busiest ever with many new and returning gardeners and much excitement! We still have a few plots left, but they are going fast. If you are interested please send a note to email@example.com or call 203-629-1499.
How’s that Capital Campaign going? What is GCG’s Fundraising goal?
The answer is: Pretty Darn Well. We have raised almost 80% of what we estimate is the minimum needed to build our new Bible Street Community Garden. We also need to raise a small amount of money to continue to operate the Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden and to run our educational programs.
When will you start groundbreaking for the Bible Street Community Garden?
We hope to start groundbreaking within the next couple of weeks depending on Mother Nature’s plans and getting our contractors lined up.
How do I sign up for a plot?
We will publicize sign up dates for both gardens through the media, our website and our email list. To sign up for our email list and to express desire for a plot, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I help?
You can DONATE right here on our website and help us reach our goal! Community gardens provide a great service to our town so if you live here, this is for you? We all benefit from having healthy food reach more Greenwich tables. If you prefer to donate by mail, please contact us at email@example.com.
What if I want to donate my time and talents instead?
We love that too! Everyone has something to give and your time and your talents are valuable assets. We will have two vegetable gardens in Greenwich very soon and there is always room for volunteers. We also run a Butterfly Garden and a gardening program for preschoolers. So please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you be doing any local presentations or talks about Community Gardening?
Yes. Look for our next news story for a calendar of our events, presentations and appearances. We are happy to address your organization and tell you all about our mission and the benefits of community gardening. Please contact us at email@example.com, and we will personally get back to you.
We need your help to build our NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN! Please consider us in your end-of-year charitable giving, so that we may open the NEW Bible Street Community Garden in time for the 2014 growing season. Your financial support will help us clear and grade the area, install water and fencing, build and outfit a tool shed, build a wheelbarrow storage and compost area, create the raised beds (which will include beds designed for those with limited mobility) and a pergola. Our contractors are poised and ready to begin, but we need your financial support to get things rolling! No contribution is too small – $10.00 buys a trowel, $30.00 buys two shovels, $75 buys a wheelbarrow, BUT any amount helps us build our garden!
Go to “DONATE” on the HOME page to use PayPal online or send donations to: Greenwich Community Gardens, PO Box 4743, Greenwich, CT 06831.