Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monthly Give Back Day this Saturday

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Aloha Gardeners!

This is a reminder that tomorrow Saturday April 28th is Give Back Day.  Come out to the garden to help us work on a few projects of improvement… we need your help to make our garden grow.  Join Linda, James and Dave from 8am – 11am Saturday April 28th.

Mahalo

 

Happy Sunday

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Aloha Gardeners,

Today the garden saw a good amount of rain all through the day.  I just left there and dirt is starting to cake up on the bottoms of my shoes, so you might not need to water much today.  I wanted to share with you some photographs of the Rainbow from yesterday afternoon, we really love these pretty rainbows that always seem to arch over our garden.

Here are some photos by the Tomkinsons to share with you all:

Even the kids love to garden... quite a big harvest today.

 

Charlie!

 

 

Thank you for the carrots Tomkinsons! And the rare photo of Linda...

 

A Carrot Love Story... from our garden.

April Newsletter

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Napili Community Garden – April 2012 Newsletter

Aloha!   Here is our update for the month of April.

The garden is really looking great, and thank you to everyone for all your hard work.  If you have any questions about the garden in general or your plots, please reach out to our email at napiligarden@gmail.com or our new website, https://napiligarden.wordpress.com/

  A few items for the month of April that we want to share with you:

1.     Our neighborhood gardens are coming along.  The first two will be an herb garden and a children’s garden.  Our third community garden will be a succulent garden, full of wonderful plants such as aloe, jade plant, and hen and chickens.  If anyone has interest in helping out with these three areas, please let us know, we are looking for a few people to help maintain these areas, and this would count towards your community hours at the garden.  Also, we are looking for a donation of a small children’s playground structure, small slide, or even a sand box, please email us if you have something along these lines. 

2.    Our next two work days will be Wednesday, April 25 or Saturday, April 28. We have lots of new projects, so please let us know if you can make it on one of these days.  Otherwise, always ask a council member (Anita, Marcia, Dave, Patty, James, Linda, John, or Yayoi) if would have questions about your community hours, we will be happy to help you.

3.    It has been brought to our attention that all the banana trees in the garden have a very strong root system.   The council has agreed, to help save our water infrastructure, that all banana trees in (double) plots, will have to be moved.  The trees need to be a minimum of five feet away from any water lines or PVC pipes.

4.    During our last council meeting, we voted on a few changes to our By-Laws, here are the changes.

–There will be a new position on the garden council:  Workday Coordinator.  This person will be voted in on the next ballot, and will be responsible for managing the community workdays and new projects.

–If any gardener breaks PVC water pipes while working on their plots, there will be a charge of $25 to cover the replacement costs. 

–Going forward, any alternative source of water must pre approved by the garden council.  This includes water storage tanks or hydroponics. 

–If you cut into any of the garden’s water lines or PVC pipe without authorization, there will be a fine of $50 and you may have your garden membership taken away.  Please do not alter the water infrastructure in any way.

— While any plot holder is eligible for running for the garden council, the two positions of chairperson and vice chairperson, will be reserved for a “current” council member to move up into.  If no current council member is interested in these two positions, then they will become open for any plot holder on the ballot.

–No sprinklers will be allowed in the garden.

5.   Reminder, please park in the appropriate area, unless you are loading or unloading supplies.  And please remember to lock up the parking area if you are the last one out in the evening, the code for the parking lot is 0911.

—Thank you so much for being part of our community garden.  The garden is looking wonderful!  Please reach out to any coucil member if you have any suggestions or ideas.   

– Anita

 

Additionally,  the Garden Council needs help to complete projects and work on some of our growing garden issues.  If you would like to be a part of this please email lindakubit@gmail.com.  The time you spend with us counts towards your community hours.

Thank you… Happy Gardening – Linda Kubit

 

Water Back On

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Aloha Gardeners,

The water is back on this evening.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Just a few reminders:

  • Please do not walk on the pipes as a walkway.  We strongly encourage you to weed the pathway all around your plot to create walkways on all 4 sides of the plot. Please sickle or cut the grass at the base to keep roots in our soil.
  • Return all garden tools to the shed when finished using them.  They will rust and break if just left out, plus no one likes a rake to the face from stepping on it accidentally.
  • New plot requests are being handled by emailing napiligarden@gmail.com on a first come first serve basis.  Orientations will start in May for the new gardeners.  James will be organizing the orientations.
  • Please do not use the “Compost Commode ” it is not yet functioning!  We are trying to work on this, if you have plumbing skills please email napiligarden@gmail.com
  • Please lock the parking lot gate if you are the last gardener to leave.  If  you are the first to arrive our code is 0911 the day the garden opened last year.  We have had issues with broken beer bottles in the parking lot if left open.
  • Please only park in the parking lot.  The area in front of our gate is for drop off only.

This website is forum for open communication.  If you have ideas you would like to share please post them as a comment after any post.  If you  have a story you would like to share as a posting for other gardeners to read please email lindakubit@gmail.com your story.  We all have so much to learn from one another.

Compost Opportunity-

There is an opportunity to buy quality compost from a farmer up the hill for $35 per yard.  He will deliver an entire truckload (around 15-20 yards) if we can gather enough gardeners for the order.  If you are interested please leave your info in a comment or email lindakubit@gmail.com.

Happy Gardening

-Linda

We love our little visitors to the garden..