Rose Roots July 2021 Newsletter: RootZone

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

You Rose Roots gardeners are a busy bunch and it shows! The garden plots and community spaces look amazing! This has been a banner year, with nearly every plot of 95 plots planted and people already seeking to sign up for next year. Note: We will offer the opportunity to reserve your garden plot in Nov 2021 for the 2022 season.

If you missed our All Gardener July Monthly Meeting this Tuesday, check out everything that is going on in our Minutes soon located Here. We are excited that over 30 people have signed up for Service Teams Here. June was a busy month with composting workshops, Youth Team activities, food donations, garden music night, Kick off for implementation of our Westside Neighborhood Improvement Project, and workshops and DUG trainings on how to garden for success and engage with your community.

Our Rose Roots Apparel should be arriving next week and we will have a check-off sheet in the barn to pick up your items, so keep an eye out for that update.


Wed July 7, 6 pm: Westside Landscaping Project Community Open House

We have a community open house meeting tonight Wednesday at 6 pm at the garden to share landscaping plans for the Westside neighborhood improvement project. The site is staked and we will be welcoming community feedback on our concept sketches. Come check them out!

Thurs July 8, 7 pm: Patty’s Garden Roving Tips and Tricks Workshop Patty Sacks, Rose Roots Garden Vice President, recently retired after serving our National Park Service as a Senior Landscape Architect for 30 years helping design and develop parks all over the country. She has a wealth of knowledge to share, and with an excellent sense of humor. Join Patty at the garden for a walking tour and Social to better understand local growing tips and tricks.

Sat July 10, 9 am: Manure Turning Party

Join Patty and Jason to turn manure and socialize! We’re looking for volunteers for this Saturday the morning of July 10 at 9 am to help turn manure on the west side of the garden which is being turned into rich fertilizer. Please email Vice President Patty Sacks at or show up if you can help for an hour or two.

Sunday July 11, 9:30 am: Buzz about Bees Pollinator Workshop Come take a tour of our our stunning pollinator garden, learn about native species that attract pollinators, and enjoy some time with our master Gardener Nicole McCrorie who will help us get up close and personal with bees and all the other pollinators we love to support!

Thursday July 15, 7-8 pm: Music at the Garden: Kelan Spinden

Come enjoy live music at the garden with singer song writer Kelan Spinden. Bring a chair and sunhat, and BYO picnic and drinks. Youth activities will be led by our Youth Group who has organized a garden scavenger hunt. Enjoy being part of our beautiful garden community!

July 24, 7:30 pm: Movie at the Garden "Kiss the Ground" and a kids opener flick

This is an incredibly uplifting movie about how we can help heal the earth by supporting healthy resilient soils and in turn support the global carbon sequestration movement. Bring a blanket or comfy chair and enjoy popcorn and drinks which will be provided.

Check the Calendar Here for updates.

Patty shares landscape improvement concept sketches

Weeding Your Plot Borders

Just a reminder: each gardener is responsible for weeding the pathways around their plot borders so we can keep our community spaces neat and tidy. Any work in community spaces outside your plot counts towards your 12 required service hours.

Log service hours Here. (Over 400 have already been logged online, and the hours logged in the barn notebook will soon be tallied. Great job everyone!).

Check to see how many hours you've logged (if online) Here.