Friday, September 25, 2009

The IG Outreach Committee Reaches Out...

Subject: Outreach Committee

Hello greenhousers,

As your new interim Outreach Coordinator I would like to announce the formation of the greenhouse's Outreach Committee. As you can imagine, a key ingredient in this committee is committee members of which there are presently none besides me.

If you have any interest in joining and/or participating in the outreach committee and its activities please let me know by responding to this email and we'll organize a meeting.

In other news, the results of the GREAT GREENHOUSE GROW-OFF will be announced shortly - we're still researching to find numbers high enough to describe the yields of some of our garderners.

I hope you're having a great Fall,

Willie Hyndman
Interim Outreach Coordinator

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HARVEST / WorkParty, Sunday Sept 13 (Mass Reg Sept 12)

From Karen, the Prez...

Hello gardeners,

A number of end-of-season updates:


The end of season is nigh, alas. We'll be closing up the greenhouse next weekend, so I propose a final harvest/clean-up work party for next Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Please come prepared to harvest and record your remaining produce, bag the waste materials for the composting society and perform a number of other odds and ends. We'd really appreciate having volunteers to help us. (We'll have treats for the workers!)

Anything unharvested by noon of that day is fair game for society members.


Noon of next Sunday will also be the final hour for the GREAT GREENHOUSE GROW-OFF.

If your plot would like to be entered in the "greatest produce-produced" category (most weight), please add up the individual and total totals from your plot's sheet in the binder. (It is helpful for us to have the additions done according to type, such as "beans: 1 lb," or "lettuce: 500g," etc. If you don't have time to do that, please DO NOT remove the sheet from the binder, so we can add it up for our records.) The prize for that category is a $100 gift certificate for Lee Valley.

If your plot would like to be entered in either the "best single vegetable" category, please submit a photo and/or weight of the vegetable you would like considered. The prize for that category is a copy of the awesome companion gardening book: Carrots Love Tomatoes.

And finally, if your plot would like to be considered for the "most creative use of plot space" category, please submit a photo. The prize for that is a copy of the also awesome book: All New Square Foot Gardening."


As the greenhouse is a work-in-progress, we appreciate any/all feedback from our members. Attached to Karen's email is a fairly simple comment card, and we would really appreciate it if you filled it out and returned it via email. (if you did not get it, go to, to copy and paste to your email. If you would prefer to comment anonymously, feel free to print it out and tuck it in back of the green binder in the greenhouse. Your feedback will go a long way to shaping how the greenhouse functions next summer.

Once we compile everyone's notes and tally the final weights, we'll hold a wrap-up meeting for those interested in closing out the season with us.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing lots of people out to the greenhouse next Sunday morning!