4/13/2019 Weekend Planting, Gardening Class and Membership Meeting

Saturday 4/13 at 13212 Lamplight Village Avenue, Austin, TX
10am-11am: Membership Meeting (1)

Sunday 4/14 at the Garden
3pm: Gardening Class and Plant Rows in Community Bed
5pm: Membership Meeting (2)

Details

Welcome to all the new members and special thanks to those who helped to construct our beautiful garden!
This weekend we will be planting the rows in the large central community plot. This is the beginning of the whole growing season and we hope you will join us.
Vit Kaspar, Master Gardener, will be teaching an educational class. Come learn about various topics from the expert himself! Open to the whole community, no membership required.
Lamplight Community Garden is hosting the first general membership meeting. We will be discussing various topics, orienting new members, and deciding on a schedule. New members are highly encouraged to attend!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

– Jeremiah Bartlett on behalf of Lamplight Community Garden

Grand Opening coming soon!

We are wrapping up construction of the garden in the next few days and will have our “”Grand Opening” on Saturday, March 30 at 10 am till about noon.

All neighbors invited – this is a “Community” garden after all.

 

3/9/2019 Garden Day

Time: 11:30am – 3pm (Flexible timeline)
Location: Lamplight Community Garden at Alderbrook Pocket Park

Work planned:
Move some extra dirt near the pile of mulch for future projects
Add limestone blocks as barriers to the north side of the communal plot
Build planting rows in the communal plot
Stain the new gate and benches if weather permits

We could use the help of up to 10 people – sign up here

General Meeting and Membership Enrollment

Hello neighbors, as you may have noticed, we were having our work days quite regularly on Saturdays as we are continuing to build our garden ahead of the official opening, scheduled for early March.

Since we are getting closer to that moment and to the kick-off of the Spring 2019 growing season, we would like to call a general assembly of all potential garden members, interested gardeners, future gardeners and members of the public at large.
We will be presenting our progress so far and discussing next steps leading to the completion of the garden. We will also cover the garden rules and officially open the membership enrollment.
The meeting will take place at the garden site on this Saturday, Jan 12 from 10 to 11 am. 
(Alderbrook Pocket Park located at 12444 Lamplight Village Avenue)
In the case of a severe weather forecast, we’ll be sending a notice 24 h prior to the meeting with the address of an alternative indoor meeting place.
Weather permitting, will be doing some work on that day as well, before and after the meeting, so if the hours above aren’t working for you, you can still stop by and find someone at the garden anytime between 9am – 1pm.

Workday Saturday, Dec 15

This Saturday we will be working at the garden from 9 am probably until 1 pm or so. If you want to come and help out or just stop by and say hello, we will be happy to see you.
We plan on installing the welded wire fencing and staple it to the posts we had previously installed. We will be also painting and installing the wooden 2×4 top and bottom rails or (horizontal members, if you prefer).
Based on available hands, we can start on some other projects as well.

Garden Work Days

We had a very long work-day last Saturday, Dec 1 from 9 am till about 5:30 pm but this was the first, and probably last, one this long. We put in all the 30 fence posts (dug 2 foot holes and cemented them in). That was our goal for today and was the single biggest effort we have on the construction schedule.
People came from a couple of hours up to almost the entire time and either help was very useful.

Weather permitting, we’ll be out there for the next several Saturdays to complete the jobs, probably starting at 10 am and lasting till about 3 pm. Again though, there is no reason for volunteers to be there the entire time.  Email lamplightgarden@gmail.com to confirm work days/hours.

In terms of work to be done next: stain the posts, attached welded wire fencing between the posts, apply horizontal lumber members between the posts, spread the soil and compost that has been delivered, fix up the shed flooring and paint it (we got the shed for free), construct a compost area made out of pallets (one can find them for free on Craigslist), install a big 12′ foot front metal gate, install a small 5′ back gate, and then probably a few other things we have not detailed out.