2012 Board of Directors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Spence   
Monday, 26 March 2012 09:54


At their recent meeting, the Salem Community Gardens Board of Directors held election and departing Board
members were bid adieu.  The Board of Directors for 2012 are:

Andrea Dodge '14

Meotis Erikson '14

Lorena Hawkins '13

Brett Mentuck '13

Carolyn McGuire '12

Kristen Picone Barricelli '13

Cindy Rhodes '14

Lisa Spence '13

Jame Tierney '14

We are excited to introduce Brett & Lorena as our new team of co-Presidents and Kristen as incoming Secretary.  
Lisa will be acting Registrar until a replacement is found.


Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 10:05
One More Year at Winter Island PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Spence   
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:08


Great news for our Winter Island Gardeners! At their March meeting, Salem's Park & Recreation Commissioners voted

unanimously to allow the WI garden to remain on the island through the 2012 growing season. We have been asked

to reconfigure the layout of the garden in the short term.  Read Sarah Thomas' well written in the Salem Gazette

covering the move.

This reconfiguration means that all of the boxes west of the concrete path (closest to the water) will need to be moved

as will almost every section of the fence. We will be tackling this as soon as possible - look for announcements of

work days and calls for volunteers in your email!


Last Updated on Sunday, 01 April 2012 21:17
How Registration & the Wait List Work PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Spence   
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 15:30
Gardening season is upon us, and I know many of you are anxiously awaiting placement in a garden plot.  I thought it
might be good to describe the registration cycle for those of you interested.

In October, we send out registration sheets to all current gardeners.  Gardeners are given the option to keep the

same plot for the coming year, request a new location or additional boxes, or request a move to a new garden.

This is when gardeners who ended up in their second choice garden the previous year can make their move!  Over the

winter we contact people we haven't heard from and typically close registration by the end of February.  At this point

in the process, we've identified the available plots and boxes for the coming year.

Then gardens are assigned in the following order.

1. Any moves requested within a garden are completed.
2. Any moves requested to a different garden are completed.
3. At WI and PP, gardeners requesting additional boxes are given one additional box - if there are boxes left after
the wait list is emptied, they may get more.
4. People on the wait list are placed in the order that they applied.  Each person is offered space in their first choice
garden if available.  If no space is available, they are offered space in their second choice if available, etc.  This process
goes quickly if people are quick to respond to the registrar!
5. If there are boxes or plots remaining after the wait list has been cleared, they are then assigned to gardeners hoping
for additional boxes (at WI & PP) or a second plot (at MP).  We like to have all plots assigned by the end of March.
6. People assigned a plot are taken off the wait list.  People not assigned a plot are kept on the wait list.
7. There are always people who give up or abandon their plot during the coarse of the growing season. When this happens,
we offer these plots to people on the waiting list first and then to gardeners looking for additional space.  It is fine to turn
down a late season plot opening and remain on the wait list.

And that's how the magic works.  If you have any questions, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 08:30
Non-gardeners can now join the Friends of Salem Community Gardens! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:38

Now you can be a part of the fun at Salem Community Gardens even if you're not a gardener!

For only $10 a year, you will receive:

  • Quarterly newletters,
  • Invitations to social gatherings and classes,
  • Access to the gardens, and
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are supporting community gardening in Salem!
To sign up, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or
mail a $10 check to SCG, P.O. Box 82, Salem, MA 01970

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:45
'Like' Salem Community Gardens on Facebook PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lorena Hawkins   
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:59

Interested in getting the latest news from Salem Community Gardens?

Become a Facebook fan of Salem Community Gardens today!

While you may have joined the Salem Community Gardens 'group,' the new 'page' is a completely different entity
within Facebook, allowing us to post to your news feed. Receive important updates about new gardening
resources, articles and recent happenings at your garden. You will also have the ability to post pictures and video
of your garden to the page.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:49
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