Thursday, December 27, 2012

Big Changes Coming To Roosevelt Island Garden Club In 2013 - Take The Survey And Tell The Garden Club What Improvements You Would Like To See

Incoming 2013 Roosevelt Island Garden Club (RIGC) President April Ward introduced herself to the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) December Common Council meeting. Ms.Ward reported on some exciting new changes and programs coming up in 2013 at the Community Garden.

I asked Ms. Ward what the new RIGC Board is planning

Image Of Roosevelt Island Community Garden Picnic Area

and she replied:
We are not in office until January 1, 2013, so the (mostly) new Board won't make statements about policy for the Club until then. We have issued a survey to Members and the Wait List seeking suggestions and requests to improve everyone's experience in the garden.

Visitors and people who would like to join the Club are welcome to fill it out. I, personally, am heading discussions to abolish the wait to join the club then let Members choose from several gardening options, according to the time and skill they have.

To that end, over 60 new beds will be designated along the borders in the garden. Applications will be available in January, so watch the WIRE and this blog. The Wait List for the Interior Plots will remain intact, but people will be able to join the Club and start gardening instead of sitting on a wait list for years. The new Board is embarking on implementing exciting new programs and we are seeking committee leaders for composting and vermicomposting, garden design, education and events and many more.

Though it is geared mostly towards members, anyone can fill out the survey.   

We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in gardening or looking at nice landscapes. So who does that include? Well, everyone!
Here's Ms.Ward speaking at the December RIRA meeting about the new Garden Plots, composting program and urging that the FDR Four Freedoms Fence be removed from Southpoint Park property.

More on the RIGC from previous posts and click here to take their survey.