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Broadlands Community Garden

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by LSeidmeyer, May 31, 2009.

  1. LSeidmeyer

    LSeidmeyer New Member

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    Hello Broadlanders,

    I am interested in doing some research on having a Community Garden in Broadlands. It's a large amount of work and I want to see if there is interest first before I pursue it. There would be a lot of coordination with the HOA, Van Metre, the County, and I don't even know who else at this point.

    Please pm me or post here if you are interested, and also let me know if you would be interested in being on a committee organizing this with me.

    I know there is only a small percentage of Broadlanders on this Board, but it would at least give me an idea of interest.

    Thanks,

    Lori Seidmeyer
    Broadlands Wildlife Habitat Committee Co-Chair
    Master Naturalist
     
  2. lilpea

    lilpea Member

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    I'd LOVE to help. We have a ton of plants that need to be split (Morning Light Grass, Peonies, Becky Dasies, Perriwinkle) and would be happy to donate.
     
  3. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but when talking about a 'Community Garden', we're talking about plots for residents to plant fruits, veggies, etc, correct?
     
  4. LSeidmeyer

    LSeidmeyer New Member

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    I would be interested in a garden plot. We have a small plot in our yard but something larger with more sun would be great.
     
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    Absolutely fabulouse idea. Was just thinking about a veggie and herb garden in my yard, but this sounds great. I've got some mature plants in pots on my porch that I can contribute. I like Round Hill's set up if we can do anything like that. Please let me know how I can assist!
     
  7. LSeidmeyer

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    Thanks to all that replied. I have received several pm's as well so it looks like initially, there is some interest out there.

    The first thing to be done is to find a location, which I understand will be the hardest part.

    I would welcome help and would love to get a list of people interested in a plot and also in helping, so if you could pm me your info, that would be great.

    Thanks,

    Lori
     
  8. JLC

    JLC Member

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    How about on top of the big hill across from the Boyd school? ;)
     
  9. LSeidmeyer

    LSeidmeyer New Member

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    If we're thinking of the same place, it's where the kids used to slide down the hill when it snowed and now they have a fence up. That is slated to be developed by Van Metre into several single family homes, I believe.

    Thanks though and let me know if you have any other ideas.

    Lori
     
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    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    ...I am pretty sure that location suggestion was meant as a "joke", right JLC?

    Perhaps this should be brought up at the next meeting, ask if there are any obvious locations (from the HOA and Van Metre perspectives).
     
  11. JLC

    JLC Member

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    Yeah, I was teasing. It would have been pretty good, though. It's a large, flat space that gets lots of sun.
     
  12. Brassy

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    I remember there was one in Vienna when we lived there. It's a great idea! Although i'm not sure the top or side of a hill is the right place. ideally it is a fairly flat plot you want, and with this soil - as in Vienna, each persons "plot" was made with a raised bed and the whole garden was surrounded by a fence of sorts to keep out rabbits and deer.
     
  13. LSeidmeyer

    LSeidmeyer New Member

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    HA, I knew that evil smile was put on there for a reason.:doh: I'm going to the HOA meeting tomorrow to discuss this as well as other projects the Habitat Committee has in the works.
     
  14. Caroline

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    I'm very interested in the community garden and would love to help out on the committee. I have a good sized garden in my yard, but I've always been interested in a cutting garden and possibly growing other crops that require more space.
    Please contact me to help out in the planning process.
    Caroline Molthen
     
  15. LSeidmeyer

    LSeidmeyer New Member

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    Hey Caroline, that is great! I'm so glad you're interested in the committee as well. I would like to get a committee meeting sometime over the next 2-4 weeks to go over a plan of action for the garden. Please pm me your availability(eg. weekends, evenings, etc.)

    Thanks,

    Lori
     
  16. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I am very close to securing a location for this.
     
  17. JLC

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    :clap:
     
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    You are my hero!:bow:
     
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    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    The HOA now has one possible location. HCA has agreed to let us use the same 4-acre parcel next to Clyde's that they were going to let us use if BRMC was approved.
     
  20. Caroline

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    That sounds exciting!
     

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