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November 19, 2023

  • Fence contractor coming back after Thanksgiving for more fence work 
  • Move sensitive plants along the fence to pots 
  • Pedestrian gate being installed on the Maspeth side 
  • Need a chain and lock for the new gate – what is access like? Can we open it from both sides? This gate should be strictly used as the hydrant access gate.
  • Need to think of a better way to waitlist private plots. 
    • Landed on becoming more involved is helpful, but the garden is so much more than private plot access. Can potentially provide little areas throughout the garden that people really desiring a private plot can maintain themselves. Also encourage, as always, to get heavily involve in community beds. 
    • have historically documented involvement, but this can get tricky and “micro manage-y”
  • Question came up that what if they want to plant something in the community beds that’s personal to them? Need to run by Sam and Victoria – they are both open to planting community desired plants, but want to do so if it makes sense
    • talk with Sam and Victoria if you have a specific desired plant for the community bed for 2024


  • Open garden day – first Saturday of June 
  • Summer party – June 15

 Projects for 2024 

  • Rat mitigation. Hire someone to help?
  • New furniture 
  • Finish compost bins 
  • Raised beds (smaller) throughout the garden. We have some excess wood from the tree guards that may be able to be used 
  • Fix rain collection barrel next to stage 

What equipment do we need that green thumb doesn’t provide? 

  • New watering cans