General Garden Tasks

We always need help with these chores during work days and other times. To receive credit, note hours worked in the sign-in book in the shed. Before spending money, please ask the treasurer about our budget and reimbursement.

General maintenance

  • Pick up litter; sweep perimeter
  • Weed the path and between plots (and common areas, only with guidance)
  • Tidy and clean the shed
  • Fill the water barrels and the pond (ask for help opening the hydrant)
  • Overturn anything that will collect water so we can control mosquitos
  • Remove fallen fruit from the base of the peach and plum trees
  • Keep the morning glories on the Franklin Avenue fence under control and off the berm
  • Prune the wisteria and keep it off the peach tree
  • Using loppers, cut down the large plant pile next to the compost bins into 6-inch pieces and spread it on the mulched area
  • Water tea garden, container plants, shrubs, trees as appropriate, and any wilting plants
  • Keep solar lights well-­planted along the path
  • Weed other areas only with guidance; weed the strawberry patch
  • Put out trash and recycling the night before collection (trash Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings; recycling Wednesday morning)
  • Empty the compost bins and help turn the compost (only with the compost team)

Graphic Design

  • Make flyers and notices for gate bulletin board and new members
  • Make signs and banners for events

Building Projects

  • Work on solar pump for pond
  • Repair and replenish tank, signs, shed and other equipment and supplies as needed


  • Host or assist with garden events
  • Attend NYRP event, GreenBridge workshop, plant sales etc. on behalf of garden
  • Provide transportation for purchase of chicken feed, plants, etc.
  • Get material/food donations for events and ongoing projects
  • Research grants, monetary donations or fundraising opportunities
  • Help update our website