After we completed our garden preseason prep work on Sunday, we randomly drew lots to assign plots for the 2013 growing season. Open the attached spreadsheet to see the location of your plot.

Row 1 in the garden is nearest to Third Street. Row 17 is farthest away. Aisle A is closest to the front of the garden, the side where the gate is located.  where the gate is located, Aisle B is in the center and Aisle C in the back. If you're unclear where your plot is, please ask. One thing on our to-do list is painting row and aisle numbers on the planting beds.

We typically do not like to switch plots at this point. That said, if two gardeners agree to swap plots, the executive committee will consider it. Contact us via comments below or e-mail and we can discuss.
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We're meeting Sunday, March 24, in the garden to try to finish the final prep work for the season ahead. We will:
  • Rebuild the irrigation system
  • Move fresh bags of compost into the garden
  • Complete mulching the garden paths ... IF we can get more mulch
  • Assign garden plots. You don't have to be there to get your plot assignment.

We're meeting at 9 a.m., but we will be there long after that, so please come down and help out. All of the work goes much faster when we all pitch in.

Check our About page to see where the garden is located.

We've scheduled a preseason prep day at South Orange Community Garden Saturday March 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get us ready for the season ahead. Here's the work that needs to be done:
  • Clear leaves and other debris from the garden
  • Pull any leftover weeds from the garden paths
  • Gather all leftover plant supports left in the garden from last year and put them near the garden locker
  • Lay down newspaper on all bare patches on the garden paths
  • Put a thick layer of mulch on top of the newspaper
  • Spread cornmeal gluten on all paths throughout the garden. Cornmeal gluten is an organic weed inhibitor that will work with the mulch and the newspaper to hinder weed growth.
Come to the garden ready to work. Wear work clothes and sturdy shoes. You will get dirty. Bring full-sized tools, not hand tools
  • Shovels, garden forks for moving mulch
  • Garden rakes
  • Leaf rakes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Garden spreaders, for spreading cornmeal gluten
  • Newspapers, to cover bare spots
We hope all of our preseason work will be done Saturday. We'll assess where we are at after Saturday and let you know our next steps.

Right now, we'd like to assign plots and open the garden Sunday March 24, when we'll also be rebuilding the irrigation system. More to come on that later.

We look forward to working with you to get the garden ready.