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 by Jon Megas-Russell
October 2016

In August we held a meeting about the Co-op gardens with a group of ten or so interested community members and Shareholders.

As the facilitator of this meeting I heard much feedback from the attendees in regards to
our successes and opportunities with the gardens.

While we walked our property I learned about the Edible Brattleboro garden and its beautiful and bountiful offerings. Shareholders and community members are maintaining it with their leader Marilyn being the driving force behind it. A big thank you to Marilyn, Jenny, Katherine and her whole team of volunteers including Dave for his support with mowing! We welcome you to help weed, water and pick the food over the last weeks of warm weather!

I also learned that our permaculture and herbal gardens were well thought out and beautiful.
Some of the plants on our Co-op grounds and gardens include day lilies, Celebration Maples trees, Arctic Fire Redtwig Dogwood, Jim Dandy Winterbery and Black Eyed Susans. One of the cool aspects of the Co-op parking lot is the rain garden that sits in the center of the parking lot. This area is meant to collect and process run-off rain water with the shrubs, grasses and flowers that inhabit this area. Thanks to Shareholder Ann who informed me of so much about the Co-op
gardens!

While it’s a gorgeous area we are asking that you be mindful when driving, parking and walking to respect the flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses and plants that inhabit and help make our Co-op parking lot so beautiful. In addition we are in need of trash pick-up, weeding, watering, and maintenance to this and other areas of the gardens in our parking lot. We are offering Shareholder hours for support and we will gladly train you on the tasks. We hope over the coming months that we will create some task lists for each season, advertise work parties for clean up and continue to plan long-term for how to best maintain and utilize these gardens. Stop by Shareholder Services for more information!

-Jon,
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