Friday, May 1, 2015

Mission Garden Teams

              A unique feature of the St. Andrew Community Garden is the Mission Garden and our commitment to grow and share healthy, fresh produce to those in need within the broader Billings community.  You are one of many friends of the garden who do not have a plot, but support our efforts in many ways.  Should you be willing to have a hands-on participation in the garden we invite you to participate.

We are in the process of organizing teams to work with parts of the garden.  These are explained below.  We welcome volunteers to be on one of these teams.  Time commitments can vary, but an average of about one hour a week would be typical.  If you do not want to make this level of commitment, we would still value your participation in in group activities as you are available.

               There are three crop teams, plus a need for individuals to help with the harvesting and delivery to local agencies.  The details are below:

HARVEST TEAM:  Great fit if you have mornings open.  We start at 8:00 and usually are done in a little over an hour.  We start the year with one day a week (usually Monday) and then go to two days a week (Monday and Thursday).  You could participate on either day or both.  Harvest team members will be attached to one of the three following crop teams.

OPEN AREA TEAM:  Potatoes, sweet corn, summer and winter squash.

NORTH RAISED BED TEAM:  Beans, carrots, tomatoes kale, celery, herbs, peppers, beets, and radishes.

SOUTH RAISED BED TEAM:  Broccoli, onions, beans, Swiss chard, cauliflower, cabbage, and lettuce/greens.

OTHER SMALL WORK GROUPS:  We will need one person experienced with herbs to assist AnaLisa and Bill Bischoff with the demonstration herb bed.  Additionally, two people are needed to look after the labyrinth and 2-3 people are needed to tend flower beds. 

Please let me know if you would like to be on one of the teams or other level of involvement by Wednesday, May 6, so we can get organized and start gardening.

Thank you, 

Dave Kimball