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Hollenback’s first 2019 Meeting is Coming Up!

It looks like an early spring this year, so we are stepping out on the right foot and starting up the Hollenback Community Garden 2019 Season with our first meeting, to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20th at the NYPL Clinton Hill Library branch, located on Washington Avenue between Greene and Lafayette.

We welcome returning members and anyone who is interested in gardening to join the meeting. We will introduce ourselves, let members know about the requirements (3 meetings, 3 workdays, 4 Open Hours, plus sliding scale dues $10-50), and give you all a calendar for upcoming meetings and workdays.

We will also take nominations for the open Steering Committee positions: one each in President, Operations. Membership, Events, and BQLT Rep. Some people have already expressed a strong interest in Ops and Membership; the other positions are open to all members who have already completed their first year of garden membership.

I can’t wait to see all of my gardeners so we can start growing!

For more information, email


June 2018 Meeting Minutes

Hollenback Community Garden
Meeting Minutes
Saturday, June 9, 2018


Intros by all attendees and a little bit about what’s growing in everyone’s plots.

Reviewed membership requirements: dues/3 meetings/3 workdays/4 open hours

Schedule reviewed: see meeting agenda and website

1. today’s workday priorities list for completion after today’s meeting

Ongoing: welcome garden care, watering as needed

1. apprentices are needed to help with welcome garden, kids garden, woodland shade garden, vacations, water and weeding
2. June 15 is the cutoff for joining and garden planting your plot
3. Check you status with link – track your requirements

If you are going on vacation, email membership to find help.

Pay dues on a sliding scale by June 15
Current balance of HCG is about $4,700

– Thanks to everyone for filling out survey
– There is an educational talk after this meeting
– Found a projector for fall movie night. Still deciding on a movie.
– Open Garden Day – July 14: BBQ, rock-painting, tours, weeding, kids ideas needed
– June is Greenthumb’s Music in the Gardens Month. If anyone wants to play – Jazz in June in many gardens.
-community garden documentary airing
BBQ August 24

We will write on the Sandwich Board a Welcome message to the community as a way of bringing more community members to the garden.

We will service coffee and donuts on Saturday mornings – from 9-11 ?

-Volunteers needed

– put a half dunk ring in each water barrel for mosquitoes
– close barrels after use to prevent mosquitoes
– hose will be fixed and on for the summer

– Help needed in other Gardens
Classon/Fulgate Garden on their work-day June 23 9-1
Greene Garden (S Portland Ave at DeKalb)

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Fort Greene Farmers Market has 2 for 1 plants available.