The Cedaredge Community Gardens Association held its annual meeting Saturday morning, Feb. 9. A new slate of officers was elected by the group to organize the exciting projects the Garden will be taking on in 2013.
The new president is Larry Claxton, who has been associated with the garden since its beginnings in 2009. Vice president is Master Gardener Lynn Grotrian. John Steighner remains as the secretary and Dea Jacobson is serving as treasurer for her third year.
Past president Gerry Mendralla will continue as an active garden member. As the garden begins its fifth season, Mendralla emphasized the steady growth of the garden over the years. Support from the Rotary Club, Rose Club, DMEA, Surface Creek Bank and others have been important to the success of the garden, as well as the GOCO money that comes through the sponsoring Town of Cedaredge. “The groundwork going into the creation of this Community Garden will continue to provide many benefits, such as healthy food and healthy activities, a beautiful space for the public to use and enjoy. We feel this contribution will become more valuable to the Surface Creek Valley as the years go by and look forward to another successful season,” said Mendralla.
With the valley still in the throes of winter it will be months before planting begins. New vice president Lynn Grotrian and member Larry Leveck shared seed and garden equipment catalogues. A lively discussion on this year’s projects centered on continuing the relationship with the Food Bank and Community Options, purchasing a new rototiller, new fencing and landscaping decisions.
The garden’s new website was demonstrated. The public is urged to check out the site at www.highcountrycommunity
gardens.com. Information on how to join, pictures of the garden in full production, videos and links to resources are available, as well as tips on high country gardening.
Several plots and large container garden spots are still available, including one scholarship courtesy of Verity Martin. If you would like to make a donation to the garden, the address is PO Box 831, Cedaredge, CO 81413. The garden association is a non-profit, so donations are tax deductible.
For more info or to join contact John Steighner at 856-1011 or Dea Jacobson at (970) 210-8587.blog comments powered by Disqus