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Midyear invoices were sent out by email on August 4th for unworked spring season service hours and renewal balances for the remaining for the fall 2012 season.

We apologize for the late distribution of the July billings. Please drop off your payments in the garden trailer in the drop slot in the office door (past the refrigerator and down to the end of the hallway) as soon as possible.

If you have questions about your bill for unworked service hours, please contact Sue Brownlee,


The School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is in need of continued help maintaining their plot over the summer months. Many of you have helped water, which is much appreciated. There are additional opportunities to water, but there is great need for weeding in the aisles.

If you are able to help weed or water please contact Mike Meyer (


It's the time of the summer growing season when the tomatoes are mostly done and spring plantings nearly spent. Even though there's at least 2 more months of hot weather, find some time during the less hot times of day to clear out dead or spent plants and those weeds that seem to grow best when the temperature is above 100. And it's time to clear some space for your fall garden.

Vegetables to Plant in August

Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Pepper, Potato, Tomato, Summer Squash, Winter Squash

Austin Organic Gardeners - August 13 meeting

Meeting Place: Austin Area Garden Center in the Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road just east of the Mopac expressway.

Meeting Times: Doors open at 6:30 PM for visiting with other gardeners - bring your gardening questions to our answer desk open during this time. The meeting starts at 7:00 with club business and the speaker begins at 7:30.

Program:Jason Avent, organic inspector and grower, researcher, patent holder, and consultant with Brite Ideas Hydroponics, will discuss the similarities, differences, and compatibilities of hydroponics, aquaponics, and organic gardening. Learn methods to get started in growing organically whether you have a balcony or an acre!

West Nile Virus detected at Sunshine Community Garden

Once again, mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been detected at the garden. Most people bitten by mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms. People most at risk at developing serious symptoms are those with weakened immune systems, older or very young people, and pregnant women.

Protect yourself with mosquito repellent and please remember to dump out standing water and clean out water bowls at least once a week. Mosquitoes can complete their life cycles in very small volumes of water in as few as 5 days. Even a brief rain shower can creates many suitable places for mosquito larvae


Contact Information

Jack McEvoy, President -
Jeff Schulz, Vice President -
Jack Reynolds, Treasurer Ila Falvey, Director -
Sue Brownlee, Secretary -
Michael Hall, Director -

Coordinators & Chairs

Zone 1, Patsy Painter -
Zone 2, Katy Davis -
Zone 3, Sheila Bartholomew -
Zone 4, Alan Marburger -
Zone 5, Mary Gifford -

Zone 6, Annik Jackson -
Zone 7, Diana Dworaczyk -
Zone 8, Felicia Kongable -
Zone 9, Cheryl Hazeltine -
Zone 10, Emily Tisinger -

Plant Sale -Michael

TSBVI Liaison & Volunteer Coordinators
Mike Meyer
Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry -
Compost - Steve Uecker -
Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter -
Maintenance Coordinator - Ila Falvey -
Website Coordinators - Kathleen Neville and Larry Olsen -

Record Service Hours Online - the Virtual Green Binder

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