Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Weinland Park CG Updates

Hello Weinland Park Community Members, Gardeners, Godman Guild Volunteers & Partners,

First we would like to say, thank you for all of your hard work and support for the Weinland Park Community Garden (WPCG). This year has been filled with exciting changes and sad departures. As you may or may not know, Trish Dehnbostel – the heart and soul behind the garden is now working with Local Matters ( as Senior Manager. This dream job for Trish came as an extension of her work here at the Godman Guild and we are looking forward to continued work with Trish as a partner in the future.

In addition, Jessica Roach who also helped with the garden will be going back to school for her RN. Although this is a challenging time as we transition the great roles and responsibilities of these two tireless women, it is an opportunity to truly reflect on the garden – to refine processes, organize supplies and resources and eventually expand the wonderful work that Trish and Jessica have begun.

WPCG Meetings
Although we were not able to organize a final meeting with volunteers and partners of the garden, we will proceed to have meetings next year. The first of which will be on Monday, January 12th from 6PM-7PM. This meeting will allow Godman Guild staff to introduce ourselves to returning and new volunteers as well as plan Spring preparations and begin scheduling for the year. If you are interested in staying involved with the garden, please let us know.

Personal Plots
Those that enjoyed personal plots in the past will have priority for this coming year. If you are interested in retaining your plot, please let us know your name and which plot you were assigned. If you would like a new plot, please let us know and we will add you to our waitlist.

Shed Access and Security
It has come to our attention that the security of the shed may have been compromised and therefore the lock has been changed. If you have a key to the old lock, we would greatly appreciate it if you could return the key to Elaine Williams here at Godman Guild. We will be developing a volunteer schedule with your help in January to ensure that volunteers have access to the tools and water that they will need throughout the year. Access to the shed will be routed through Godman Guild staff.

WPCG Contact Information
We are still in the process of figuring our staff roles and responsibilities so for the time being, please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have during this transition.

Katie Andrews
Administrative Program Assistant
T.E.E.N. Program
Godman Guild Association
614-294-5476 ext 138

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