Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quick Recap

We had a great first meeting of the year! It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and to see so many new faces. Here is a very brief recap of the meeting. If you are on the email list, you'll recieve the meeting minutes. To get on the email list send an email to

1. Fees will be $60 a family. Please remember that we do not wish to exclude anyone based on cost. The fee can be adjusted or waived if there is a demonstrated need.

2. Board Member elections were held last night. The results are as follows:

President: Karen Buchsbaum
Secretary: Mary Lou Reidy and Pam Bell
Treasurer: Eli Roth
At-large: Nancy Lewis
At-large: Kara Sheehy
At-large: Julie Hayn

Thanks to everyone who graciously accepted leadership positions.

3. Groundhog control: We will be hiring a wildlife removal service to trap and remove the groundhogs before they have babies. If you know of anyone who can provide this service at a reduced rate, please let us know!

Don't forget to get your applications in as soon as you can.Space is limited!

Thats it for now. The countdown to spring begins...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Membership Forms

Hi Everyone!

Here are links to all of the forms you need to fill out if you want a garden plot this year.

The deadline for Forms is Feb 12th. We will operate on a first come first serve basis, with priority given to previous members. If we experience a high volume of applicants, new members will be selected using a lottery system. If you don't get a space, you can be put on a waiting list until a plot becomes available, or if we add an additional site.

Please read all of the forms carefully. We will not accept incomplete application packets. We will be voting on the dues at tomorrow's meeting so you will need to fill in where it says "fee"

Your completed application packet should include:

Waiver ( You do not need to sign one if you filled one out last year )
Photo Release form
A Check or cash for dues- Again, I will keep you updated on the amount we decide on at the meeting so please hold off on sending anything in until we have that information

Sorry, I know it's a lot of paperwork. Once we get past all of this, the fun can begin!

Gardener Survey

If you are interested in joining the FCGA this season, please take a moment to fill out a quick survey. Returning members should also fill out the survey. This will help us determine plot spaces.

Click here to take survey

Thanks and I hope to see you all tomorrow!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Frederick community garden gears up for second season - The Frederick News-Post Online

Frederick community garden gears up for second season - The Frederick News-Post Online

Bring a Bag For Change

Our wonderful local food co-op, The Common Market, has selected the Frederick Community Garden as a recipient for "Bring a Bag for Change." For every re-usable bag you bring shopping, you get a wooden nickel that counts toward a 5 cent donation to your choice of the selected non-profits.

Bring a bag for the FCGA and feel good about reducing waste and helping out in your community... at no cost to you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Are you an avid Gardener? A Novice gardener? Just looking to spend more time outdoors?
Learn more about the Frederick Community Garden Association and join us for our Second Growing Season!

WHO: Anyone interested in participating in a community Garden located on East South Street in Downtown Frederick.
Come meet other members, and learn more about joining!
WHEN: January 27th, 2010 6:30 pm
WHERE: Joanie’s Carroll Street Cafe @ 124 South Carroll Street

For more information email