Rose RootZone: Aug Iss.2 2021 Important Updates

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

Congratulations Rose Roots gardeners on making it half way through this banner gardening season! It is inspiring to see our hard working community growing such beautiful vegetables and flowers and working together to maintain our immaculate community spaces. It was a proud moment to get to share our stunning garden with 30 cyclists from Bike Friendly Arvada stopping by on their first annual Arvada Garden Tour. We've really come a long way in nearly Ten Years!

In the interest of process improvement and gardener inclusion and empowerment, we've made some changes below. I would especially like to thank our Steering Committee who has worked tirelessly to evaluate and improve processes for the betterment of the garden and our gardeners.

Upcoming: Tomorrow Friday Aug 13 at 7 am, Gina Schley, one of our garden founders, is offering a Pick Your Own Sunrise event along with our garden president Erin Newton, who will be playing harp at Gina's Flower Farm ( A limited number of participants may pick and arrange bouquets and get instruction on growing flowers along with a farmhouse brunch. Get your tickets now Here as there are only a few remaining.

Minutes Posted

The Minutes from our Aug 2, 2021 All Gardener Meeting have been uploaded to our website Here. Our next meeting is Tues Sept 7th at 6 pm at the garden. Email us Here at least 24 hours before the meeting if you have Agenda items you’d like to be considered if time allows.

Produce Donations

Cindy and John Malito's single day produce donation

Our total produce giving donation to date for the 2021 gardening season is 628.7 lbs. For the nine years we've been donating as a garden, the total is 14,486.7 lbs. Our goal is to donate 15,000 lbs by the end of this season, so the remaining needed in donations to achieve our goal is 513.3 lbs. Thank you to all the gardeners who are donating zealously! Cindy and John Malito, for example donated over 70 lbs in one day! Keep up the good work everyone in giving back to our community.

Gardener of the Month

Some people go over and beyond to support our garden community. Margaret Jacot continues to weed in community spaces, earned Gardener Appreciation Apparel for reading the whole newsletter and finding the secret word, she supported our Leadership team in setting up our Movie Night and Music Night, helps with Youth Group activities having been a special education teacher, and on Thursday work nights, helps give neglected plots extra love. Thank you Margaret for your time and energy!

Margaret Jacot, Gardener of the Month