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NEWSLETTER



OFCG CURRENTLY DOES NOT HAVE A WAIT LIST FOR NEW GARDENERS! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A PLOT FOR 2018 PLEASE GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE AND COMPLETE THE FORM WITH YOUR INFORMATION TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAIT LIST!!


Gardens are now planted and starting to produce!  For those that have been with us before and for our new gardeners we wanted to remind you of the season ending awards given out for Best Garden and Best New Gardener.  Below you will find the criteria the Committee will evaluate the gardens on for awarding.  Happy Gardening!





Old Farm Community Garden
Criteria for Best Garden Awards

Soil preparation
Use of amendments to increase yield
 
Planting
Variety of vegetables/flowers planted
Efficient use of plot to increase yield throughout the year
Succession planting
Companion planting
Replanting after weather damage

 Maintenance
Consistent weed control throughout the growing season
Weed removal
Use of mulch
Control of pests/fungus as needed – flea beetle, powdery mildew, etc.
Plot kept tidy throughout the season – no lumber storage, etc


Harvesting
Consistent harvesting to eliminate waste of produce
Donation of excess produce to Care & Share committee

 Other
May not have won the same award in the prior year.