CGA Update & Garden News

Watering Volunteers Needed  

As much as I like to think I can be in three places at once, regrettably, I cannot. Now that over 70% of the garden area has been planted, it has been challenging to make sure each plot’s moisture needs are met. Cue volunteers!

We are excited to FINALLY announce that we will be accepting volunteers for watering duty at all three gardens beginning this week. Since this activity can be done by individuals on their own, this is a perfect way to get involved while continuing to stay safe. Please reply to this email with your availability and we will schedule a garden tour with you.

Finch Garden Fence Funding

Unfortunately, due to budget restrictions imposed upon Spokane City Parks in the current climate, the fence that was slated for installation this month has been cancelled.

The safety and protection of our work, and the harvests to come weighs heavily on our minds. During this time of uncertainty for many, we worry about theft and vandalism increasing. There are both positive and negative aspects of having a garden in such a public place. We love the prominence our garden has at the Arboretum for local visitors and plant enthusiasts. We enjoy being available to answer questions while working, and having the opportunity to educate the community about our project has been a wonderful gift. However, this season, we have already experienced planting beds being trampled upon and we have increasing concerns for the safety of the garden long term. 

We are requesting community help to raise funds for installing a protective fence this month. The total cost of supplies is $655. This will allow us to enclose the garden with attractive posts and four foot livestock fencing that will also double as climbing space for our wanderlust veggies like cucumbers, pole beans and squash. The fencing will be beautiful, functional and budget friendly.

We would be honored if each of you could help us reach this fundraising goal. Please consider donating a gift card by following the links below and forwarding this email to your friends and family.

All supplies are available locally at North 40. Online gift cards can be purchase by following the link HERE. Gift cards should be mailed to Community Garden Alliance, P.O. Box 759, Spokane, WA 99210.

As a gesture of our gratitude, please see the gifts that will accompany your donation pictured below.

Thank you all for your continued support!

A Gift With Every Donation

CGA Market tote with each gift card donation of $20

One 4×6 canvas garden print with each gift card donation of $30  
(limited to 23 prints on hand)

The first two gift card donations of $50 receive one pair of these one of a kind, hand crafted, ceramic earrings from our talented friend at Frantic Art .

The first two gift card donations of $120 or higher receive one of these two original paintings from whimsical artist  Carol Chen-Lord
(signed 9.5 x 13 acrylic on canvas)

Garden Update

Cabbages pre and post row cover at New School Farm.

Playing with spacing, lines and row cover at Polly Judd.

Potatoes in the ground at Finch!

New Website In The Works

We are very fortunate to have some extremely talented volunteers who donate their time to the many different aspects of this project.

In the coming months we look forward to everyone having access to resource links, a look at our community sponsors, recipes, ways to donate and volunteer opportunities.

Visit the work in progress at spokanecga.org.

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