Sunshine Weekly Weeder




December 31th is the last day to complete your Fall 2011 service hours, both regular Sunshine Garden hours and the one hour requirement for TSBVI service work. The weather forecast through Saturday is sunny and warm, perfect for those of you who need still to come out the garden and put in a few hours.

Remember to log your hours, either the green binder in the tool shed or online in the Virtual Green Binder. Please log your hours promptly. We will be totaling up the hours logged during the first week of January so that billing for time owed for service hours can be included in the Spring 2012 membership renewal notices.


Mid January: Membership Renewal Notices for Sunshine Community Gardens will be send out via email.

January 31th: Due date for membership renewal payments and payment for fall service hours not worked.

After you receive your invoice, you can drop off your payment in the garden trailer -- use the message slot in the office door. The office is at the end the hall that starts to right of the refrigerator; that is, it's the room at the north end of the trailer. Please remember to include a copy of the renewal invoice with your payment.

If you need to update your email address on file with Sunshine Community Gardens, reply to this message ( with your changes, and copy the garden's treasurer at, and your Zone Coordinator (see the list below).

A Few January Garden Tasks

Divide and transplant perennial herbs.
Divide and transplant summer and fall blooming perennial flowers. Donate extras to the spring plant sale.
Prepare soil for the spring garden. Add compost and fertilizer and turn and till the soil.
Before a freeze water your plants well, but don't over water.

Clean and repair your garden tools and implements.
Make a garden plan for the spring season with a planting schedule.
Start seedlings indoors under fluorescent lights for transplanting into the garden later in the spring.


Alyssum ~ Balsam ~ Bluebell ~ Coreopsis ~ Cornflower
Echinacea ~ Hollyhock ~ Larkspur ~ Lobella
Poppy ~ Queen Anne's Lace ~ Snapdragon ~ Sweet Pea

Sponsored by the Travis County Master Gardeners Association and Travis County AgriLife Extension

Planting Spring Vegetables
Saturday, January 14, 10am-12pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd

Master Gardener Patty Leander will share her immense knowledge of planning and growing your own home vegetable garden. Patty will also address our recent drought conditions and it's long term effects. Plant lists, seed sources and planting schedules will be provided for you to take home.

Parking and seating are limited so please register online to reserve your seat at and click on "Public Seminar Registration". This seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior
Planting Spring Vegetables
Saturday, January 14, 10am-12pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd

From Seeds to Transplants will help you understand which vegetable plants are good candidates to start from seeds to get a jump start on the growing season. Learn about seeds, growing material, lighting, temperature, air circulation and moisture requirements.


Contact Information

Jack McEvoy, President -
Jeff Schulz, Vice President -
Suzanne Erickson, Treasurer -
Sue Brownlee, Secretary -
Linda Booker, Director -
Ila Falvey, Director -
Nancy Seibert, 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 and Linda Booker

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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