Installing Green Fence and Measuring

On Sunday March 25, 2017, the building committee installed the green fence and re-measured bed and shed areas.

The green coated wire fence was modeled after the Brown Street community garden (see photo below), with the wire fencing attached to the inside of the wood rail fence to keep all the hammered fasteners and any rough edges on the inside of the garden and not facing the play areas.

The re-measuring raised some questions about the optimal position for the garden shed, which may require some shifts in garden bed locations, but that discussion is still continuing, and we’ll have it all figured out before the bed build dates.

If anyone has feedback or photos to share, feel free to fill out the contact form in this website, or email directly to: summitgardenpvd@gmail.com

Thanks to everyone who came out to work on the sunny, then cloudy/cold day.  We’re moving forward thanks to the team effort!

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Brown St. Community Garden – used as a model for fencing next to playground

All-Gardener meeting Wed March 22 2017

All-Gardener meeting
Wed. March 22nd at 7:00 PM
at Summit Commons
99 Hillside Ave, in the Dining Room

AGENDA

1. Welcome & Introductions – Nancy

2. Shed update – Cara, Nancy

3. Community Relations and Communications – Nancy

4. Committee Reports:
• Education Committee – Annie
• Sustainability Committee – Read
• Building Committee – Doug

5. Earth Day & Earth Day mini-grant update – Nancy

6. Sign-ups for: Build Days & Earth Day – Cara, Nancy
• Garden build days will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9; Saturday, April 15
• Earth Day Spring Cleaning & Mulch Distribution will be Saturday, April 22, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

7. Other Business

8. Free seed distribution. We have close to 300 packets of seeds to distribute thanks to the URI Cooperative Extension free seed program, including veggies, flowers, and herbs – 10 packet maximum per household.

Please note, while Committee involvement is discretionary, participation in some work shifts is mandatory for community garden members.

Neighborhood Urban Agriculture Kick-off

2017 Neighborhood Urban Agriculture Kick-off at the Sessions St Community Garden!

Hello East Side Gardeners,

We hope you will join us at the Sessions Street Community Garden for the Neighborhood Urban Agriculture Kick-off on Saturday, April 8th from 11am-1pm (raindate Sunday, April 9th).

Bring your SCLT membership card or sign up at the event if you are not already a member, and pick up your 50 gallons of compost.

We’ll have food trucks, live music and children’s activities! Browse the free seed table and decide what you’d like to grow this year. Experts will be on hand from 11-1 to answer your questions about organic gardening and pest control. Everyone is welcome!

See you at the Neighborhood Urban Ag Kick-off,
Kate Lacouture

Sessions Street Community Garden
160 Sessions Street, just east of Elmgrove Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
401-996-4922
click here for map

All-Gardener meeting Feb 13 2017

All-Gardener meeting

Monday, February 13th at 7:00 PM
at Summit Commons
99 Hillside Ave, in the Dining Room

We’ll talk about:

– Garden bed allocation;
– Scheduling garden bed build days (we’re looking ahead to the weekends of April 8 & 9; 15 & 16);
– Governance document amendment;
– Committee formation to address:
Garden Building;
Educational Programming;
Sustainability (including compost, water harvesting);
Build-out of the playground.

A more complete agenda will be sent out with a reminder a few days prior to the meeting.

Please be in touch if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

All best ~ Nancy Buron, for the Summit Neighborhood Community Garden Steering Committee

The plots thicken at community gardens with selection of board and gardeners

The long-awaited plots in the community garden in the Summit Avenue city park finally have real people dedicated to bringing them to fruition.

At a public meeting Monday, Jan. 10 at Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave., bylaws were adopted, a governing board was elected and people who wanted plots received their allocations. There were a total of 25 households that wanted space and there were 25 locations available in the current design of the garden, so a proposed lottery for plots did not have to be held. If more space is deemed available in the future, more gardeners could be recruited.

The next step is for the group to plan the actual construction of the raised beds, so details of that process are being worked out. A meeting of the governing council will probably be held in late January or early February. The slate of officers elected at the initial meeting include Nancy Buron as chair, Read Porter as vice chair with Doug Itkin and Annie Voss-Altman to be secretary and treasurer.

The organization will continue to be a legal subsidiary of the Summit Neighborhood Association until it can stand alone. It is now developing its own web site and is contacting the gardeners so they may sign a gardening contract, get a copy of the newly minted bylaws and pay the membership fee.

The garden development is one phase of the city Parks Department’s proposed refurbishment of the surrounding “tot lot” playground and SNA will also continue to support that plan.

lottery and voting

  • written by Kerry Kohring