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Saturday, May 14th 
9:30 am: Mingle with Members
10:00 am: Membership Meeting Promptly Starts
11:00 am (ish):  Q & A (Ask our experts!)
Noon (ish): Potluck

Bring a dish to share! Also, bring your own plates and utensils. We are a no-waste zone, so please leave no trash behind. We will, however, happily take your compostables!


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Are you interested in joining our Board of Directors?

The Board may consist of up to seven members, and Directors serve two-year terms. Our current Board consists of organizers, writers, political liaisons, avid gardeners, eco-activists, and hard workers. Bring your own personality and talents to our Board. The only prerequisite for a Director position is enthusiasm.

Interested? Send an email to membership@dunwoodygarden.org, comment on this blog post, or let any current board members know in person.

Current board:

  • Rebecca Barria, Chair
  • Angela Minyard, Treasurer
  • Pattie Baker, Secretary
  • Don Converse
  • Page Olson
  • Bob Lundsten

** Pattie plans to step down from her board position at the end of this membership year due to other commitments. However, she has expressed an interest in remaining the Food Pantry Team Chair and continuing as an active volunteer.

Nominees for next year:

  • Adrian Bonser
  • Rod Pittman

Elections will take place at our August Membership meeting unless the nominees are uncontested.

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ORGANIC GARDENING for Beginners Workshop

Where:   Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run
Date:   Saturday, June 5
Time:   9AM 

Experienced gardeners will share information and answer questions in an informal, hands-on setting.  Free for garden members.  A $5 donation is suggested for non-members. Reservations required, space limited.  Email us at:  membership@DunwoodyGarden.org or Dunwoody Community Garden on Facebook

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Should we open our gates to more folks by offering a new level of membership for container plots? Think of it as high-density gardening. We could map out spots around the inside perimeter of the garden for large containers and charge a lower annual fee for members who use those spaces. Pattie Baker suggested this concept after talking to a visitor who’d strolled over to our garden from the dog park. It’s a way to invite in people who want to participate in our garden community, but don’t want to maintain a full-sized plot. It’s also a way to include folks on the waiting list who don’t want to wait for a full-sized plot, those who have mobility issues who might find the bending and tending of a larger plot difficult, and those who want a lower cost of entry to participate (both for membership fee and cost of materials) in the garden membership.  We strive for as wide a range of inclusion as possible, and we believe this option will help us meet that objective more fully. 

THE BASICS:   New members would provide their own containers that measure 24 inches in diameter. (This pot is large enough to grow pizza toppings: a tomato vine, a pepper plant, basil, and a handful of green onions and garlic.) The membership fee for those who use the container plots would be $25 annually, and these members would enjoy all the same privileges as current members, such as invitations to social events, access to classes/workshops, voting rights, etc.

We could begin with roughly a dozen spots to test the idea. If it works, we could add a few more container plots, and if it doesn’t, we could use the space for our expanding food pantry projects or sharing gardens.  The two containers that we have already added to the garden are growing herbs for the food pantry.

What do you think? Please comment on this blog post, join the discussion on our social network, or send an email to the board. Please contribute your thoughts before April 1st.

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