Welcome to the 2020 Garden Season

Hello St Barnabas Community Gardeners,

We hope everyone has had a good winter, and is looking forward to the upcoming gardening season.  The Committee has set the calendar for the upcoming year, and reviewing our notes for the small changes that have been suggested at the wrap up meeting.  

From the calendar, our first meeting of the year will be March 21st 2020, at 1:00pm in the Church undercroft.  Please remember that attendance is mandatory, either by yourself or a delegate. This meeting allows us to collect the forms and payments for the year, confirm plot assignments, and discuss any updates to rules and policies for the year.  And of course, it’s a great chance to meet your fellow gardeners, who hopefully you’ll be seeing around the garden throughout the year.

Please find attached three documents.  These are the forms for 2020

Please review the rules, which besides the dates, have minor changes this year. Mainly this is to reinforce our commitment to the shared ‘community’ aspect of the Garden, so besides attending the group work days, ensuring we all contribute to the upkeep of shared areas between work days. The goal is twofold – to ensure we have enough people at each workday, and that less of those workdays is spent on basic upkeep tasks.

Please print the registration and waiver forms, and bring them to the meeting on the 21st .  Payment can be made by cash or cheque.  Cheques should be made payable to St Barnabas Anglican Church.  

Seedy Saturday is also scheduled for that day, from 10am to 3pm,  over at the Community Association. http://www.calgaryseedysaturday.ca/ .  It is a great place to get seeds for your garden!

After the registration day, the first big event for the year is the work day on April 18th.  Should the weather not cooperate, the work day would be deferred to April 25th.  The other work days will be spread out similar to last year, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.   

There will likey be a few plots available.  Before we look for new gardeners, current gardeners who would like to switch to a new bed will have the opportunity to do so at the kick off meeting,  The garden layout, as well as schedule, forms and other information can be found on the Garden website – https://stbarnabasgarden.org/

Thanks, and see you March 21st!