Sunshine Weekly Weeder Newsletter
27 July 2017
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Absolutely NO khaki weed. It is starting to grow and will soon cover a lot of our common areas.
It is very difficult to control and we need to work together to keep it out of our plots.
If you are not sure what it looks like, please ask. It forms nasty burrs that will puncture a bicycle tire.
Please read the signs and follow their directions.
Different materials decompose at different rates.
Please add only what will decompose in our operation. That means
- no plastic
- no rocks
- no row cover/weed control fabric
- no inorganic material of any kind
- no wood
- no tree saplings
- no branches
- no bamboo
While some of that will decompose, it takes too long for our operation. Put it in the dumpster.
Whole plants take much longer to break down than pieces. Use the loppers and cut into smaller pieces.
Return all tools/wheelbarrows/screens to the tool shed.
Please leave the trash buckets in the compost area.
Put trash in the trash buckets.
Put material that has not fully decomposed into the large pile next to the eastern fence.
Put rocks in the ruts in the roads or in the trash buckets, never in the grass. Mowers do not like rocks.
Do not create debris piles around the harvest pile. If it is not yet decomposed but will, it goes in the large pile by the fence.
Please remember that compost is a common resource and share accordingly. Thank you
Volunteers Needed to Install Playground equipment
We received a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation for playground equipment! The domed climber has arrived in a box and needs assembly. It is a 2-3 person job and requires
- a 3/16" Allen wrench and 1/2" wrench
- 2-3 hours
- WD-40 or Vaseline for tight joints
The box is currently in the locked side of the tool shed in a hand cart provided by Jim Willmann. We thought the climber can be placed in the area in front of the porch for now. After we decide where it will go permanently, we will construct a canopy and make a soft "landing zone" with wood chips.
If you would like to help assemble the climber, please contact Carol Limaye at (512) 445-6670, or if you already have a team, feel free to go ahead and start putting it together.
NEW - SCG Spanish Language Contact
Announcing our new SCG Spanish language contact Adriana Prioleau. Adriana can be reached at email@example.com. Her contact information will be available in the Other Coordinator section of the Weeder.
Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas
Saturday - August 5, 2017, 10 am - 12 noon
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Rain gardens, Rainwater Collection, Dry Creeks and Wetlands:
Drought one month, floods the next. Yes, you must be gardening in Central Texas! Can a homeowner control excess run-off from spilling into streets, storm drains and prized succulent gardens? What are some questions that may need to be considered before deciding to invest in any or all of the common options for water control? Join seasoned Travis County Master Gardeners Marian Stasney and Pat Mokry for a discussion on the practical aspects of taming excess rainwater, including functionality, location, construction and maintenance.
Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 512-854-9600
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Officer and Zone Coordinator Contacts - Sunshine Gardens
- President - Nick Sweeney email@example.com
- Vice President - Marilyn Landberg firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary - Polly Porter email@example.com
- Treasurer - Caroline Limaye firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director - Bill Cason email@example.com
- Director - Lori Dobbin firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director - Randy Thompson email@example.com
Email the board.
- Zone 1, Martin Morales firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 2, Katy Davis email@example.com
- Zone 3, Ludmila Voskov firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 4, Ila Falvey email@example.com
- Zone 5, Mary Gifford firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 6, Charlotte Jernigan email@example.com
- Zone 7, Maria and Philip Wiley firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Zone 8, Shannon Posern firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 9, Kerry Howell email@example.com
- Zone 10, Christopher Schroder
Karl Arcuri firstname.lastname@example.org
- Weekly Weeder Newsletter - Polly Porter email@example.com
- Plant Sale - Randy Thompson & Janet Adams jartdaht@gmailcom
- TSBVI Liaison & Volunteer Coordinator - Janet Adams jartdaht@gmailcom
- Plot Assignment - Kay McMurry firstname.lastname@example.org
- Compost Coordinator - Janet Adams email@example.com
- Education Committee - Shannon Posern firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry email@example.com
- Water Leak Repairs - Steve Schulz firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter email@example.com
- Kitchen Supplies - Anita Keese
(If supplies are needed for events, contact by email or at 512-773-2178)
- Compost Tea - Jennifer Woertz firstname.lastname@example.org
- Micah 6 - Dana Kuykendall email@example.com
- Micah 6 - Mary Gifford firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website Coordinator - Sharon Rempert email@example.com
- Spanish language contact - Andriana Prioleau firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Service Hours Online - Green Binder