IMPORTANT: Changes at the Burke Mountain Garden

Hello fellow gardeners,

Fall is here, which means it’s time to harvest the last of our summer crop and clear out our beds in preparation for winter. There are also some important developments that you will want to know about:

GARDEN CHANGES

As we all know, the Burke Mountain Community Garden is a temporary project subject to land-use changes. This month, we will be moving the garden from its current location to a new location further north on the same tract of land, with access off Highland Drive.

We know that this is a big development for gardeners, and we want to assure you that the garden is NOT closing. Because your beds are built on pallets, they can be transported without affecting the life of the plants growing in there.

THE PLAN

  1. Fall (by October 15^th, 2016)

We will be moving the garden in mid-October, during the week of the 17th. In preparation for the move, we ask that you do your part to clear away old or dead plants from your beds by October 15^th at the latest. Starting the week of October 17th, the current garden site will become an active construction site, and there will no longer be access.

Moving the garden beds will not affect the plants growing in your boxes. Anyone with annuals or a fall crop can rest assured that these plants can be left growing!

  1. Winter (October 2016 – March 2017)

The garden will be relocated to the north edge of the property for the winter months, where you should have access to your beds. This will be a temporary staging location until we find a more permanent home for the beginning of the next growing season in 2017.

Have a look at the attached map!

  1. Spring (March/April 2017)

We are currently working with the stakeholders to find the right location for our lovely garden to continue for years to come. Stay tuned!

FUTURE GOALS

The Burke Mountain Temporary Community Garden is an important asset to the community, and it’s our goal to keep it open for years to come. We have the continued support of the landowner, who has made this move and new garden location a possibility. Most important, we need the support of our gardeners! If anyone has any further questions or concerns about the upcoming garden move, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We value your input!

If you'd like to speak in person, we'll be by on Thursday afternoon to collect green waste and to put away the hoses in preparation for first frost.

Happy harvest, and enjoy your Thanksgiving,

Adrick

Garden Manager garden@shiftinggrowth.com shiftinggrowth.com

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