Spring 2019 Garden season is almost here!

The Conshohocken Community Garden is gearing up for our 9th season opening this spring! Applicants can apply via this website (see Apply for Membership) and will be contacted when a plot becomes available. Membership for the year includes a 10’ x 10’ plot of soil, access to water and shared tools, and numerous member events throughout the season. Applicants can choose to be a Garden Member or a Working Member, depending on their ability to participate in work days and pay corresponding dues. Questions can be sent through the Contact page or to our email address: conshohohockencommunitygarden@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for updates on our first meeting of the season in March and our season kick-off Happy Hour in late February!

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We Have Water!

In the Winter, not long after our seasonal hose removal and water shut-off, we had an unpleasant surprise. Our fellow gardener Desmond notified us that water was leaking out of our main hydrant.

Nicole, CCG Co-Chair, took immediate action and contacted the borough Public Works to shut off our main water line. Fortunately, the leak stopped. Unfortunately, we still weren’t sure what caused it, and considerable damage – a $500 water bill – was done.

Just in time for planting, we have water! We owe a tremendous thanks to Conshohocken Borough Public Works for fixing the problem. They took the time to dig out the hydrant, find the leak, and install a brand new hydrant.

Providing water may not be unique to a community garden, but it’s not something all of them do. We like to promote water conservation and budget-friendly watering practices.

We ask that you water wisely and follow these tips:

  • Water early or late in the day to avoid evaporation.
  • Water at the root level, not onto leaves.
  • Water less than daily. Watch the forecast, and don’t water too soon after a rain.
  • Turn off the hydrant and all nozzles when finished.
  • If you see a leak, notify us ASAP on Facebook or Email.
  • Pro Tip: Mulch. This helps the soil retain water while preventing grass and weed growth.

Give Back Night // Tuesday, April 30

We are partnering with Conshohocken Brewing Co to honor our late friend and founding member Paul McConnell with a Give Back Night on Tuesday, April 30. That day, 15% of all sales will be donated to the Conshohocken-Plymouth-Whitemarsh Rotary, an organization that was very dear to Paul.

πŸ“…: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
⏰: All Day (4pm-10pm)
πŸ—Ί: Conshohocken Brewing Co. Tap Room

Enjoy a pint, flight, or sip! Go with your coworkers for happy hour, meet up with friends, or bring your family for dinner. The more the merrier, and the more money raised for the Rotary.

Find out more about the awesome work the Rotary does by following them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CPWRotaryClub/

Cheers! 🍻

May Garden Meeting

We are hoping for fair 🌞 weather 🌈 in order to have the meeting at the garden. At the garden, our meetings are kid friendly πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦, your leashed fur babies 🐢 are welcome, and you can always BYO πŸΊπŸ·β˜•οΈπŸ₯€. We encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit.

πŸ“…: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
⏰: 7pm
πŸ—Ί: Conshohocken Community Garden

Come learn important garden info, get updates on current projects, and ask any questions you may have about the garden and planting.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate, our rain location is the Conshohocken Fellowship House.

See you there!

New Gardener Orientation // Saturday, April 13 // 11am

New(ish) to the garden? Have questions about planting? Or simply want to learn more about the community garden?

Attend the New Gardener Orientation on April 13 at 11am. Our Co-Chair Nate will walk you through the ins-and-outs of the community garden including plot maintenance, best practices for planting, and all of the tools made available for your use.

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Conshohocken Community Garden
Rain Date: Sunday, April 14 @ 3pm

This is an excellent opportunity to get garden education and start working on your own plot!

First Spring Clean Up Day is a Success

We had our first Community Work Day of 2019 and it was a tremendous success. Look below at all of the amazing projects that garden members finished as part of our Spring Clean Up. (We forgot to take “before” photos. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ)

Thank you to everyone who came! We had one of our largest turnouts for a work day including former members and entire families. Conshohocken Brewing Co donated 2 cases of beer, and we all enjoyed a slice of tomato pie.

We have more Spring Clean Up ahead, so there are more opportunities for you to leave your mark on the garden. Follow us on Facebook for news on all of our garden events.

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