Rose Rootzone: Aug Iss.3: Gardener Updates

Upcoming Events

Wed Aug 25, 5:30-7:30 pm: Rose Roots is hosting a first time ever Mid-week Micro Social along with DUG CORPS. We have invited the 34 gardens in our Northside Nasturtiums DUG Micro-Network and it would be great to have a fabulous turnout from Rose Roots Gardeners. We will have Youth activities, garden tours, drinks and snacks and music. Come out, welcome and meet our regional garden neighbors!

Bring family and friends and please RSVP Here by Aug 24 so we can be sure to have enough tour guides and treats available.

Sat Aug 28, 9-11:30 am: DUG Micro-Network visit to our Neighbors Little Sprouts Community Garden.

See Calendar Here for details.

Requesting Supplies from Gardeners

Do you have grass clippings or cardboard?

We are in need of green materials (pesticide free lawn clippings) and cardboard for our "Lasagna Garden" layering project for our West Side Landscaping Improvements. We are making soil!

Garden Leads Julie, Patty and Judy working on Westside Landscaping plans

1. Bring us your green grass clippings and shrub trimmings (also think about leaves from hail storm clean up) and place them on the new planting beds, in a 3-4" layer, adjacent to our west fence line.

2. We also need cardboard to establish a base for the next layer. Please save your boxes, (with tape removed) and deliver them to the barn (I will be there) on Saturday September 3, when we'll start the second layer on our planting beds.

3. We can also use pesticide-free leaf material for our fall top layer. We'll put out a call in late September or October for leaves.

Contact our Westside Landscaping Lead and VP Patty Sacks at with questions. Our next work day will be Sept 4 at 9 am and Patty will be there to collect cardboard, but if you'd like to bring it over earlier you can put it behind the barn.

Gardener Gratitude: Every Little Bit Counts

Thank you to Maggie and others for coming out daily and weeding community spaces. You can often see her smiling face in the pollinator garden or community plots keeping the weeds at bay and carefully protecting the pollinator favorites, herbs and drought-resistant plants thriving throughout the garden. As an All Volunteer organization, we appreciate the extra time and effort put forth by many of our dedicated members.

Friends of Rose Roots: Plant-A-Tribute Tree Program

We are accepting donations for trees that will be planted to the West of the garden. These trees will shade a Farm-to-Table community space and natural reflective walking paths along with planting beds and seating areas. Those being offered tribute will be named at the dedication. To benefit the Westside Landscaping project you can donate an individual tree, or become a Friend of Rose Roots at Four Sponsor levels:

Friends of Rose Roots Sponsor Levels:

$200 Bronze Bumble Bee

$500 Silver Squash

$1,000 Golden Gourd

$2,500 Platinum Pepper

Donate-a-Tribute Tree with three years maintenance:

$300 Deciduous

$600 Evergreen

Please Contact Rose Roots Treasurer John Malito at for more information and to support your community garden.

Community Engagement: Implementing Westside Landscaping Project

On Saturday August 14, for the second time this season, Jason Andersen appeared with 10 volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints to help Rose Roots kick off the West Side Landscape Improvements Project. We began by installing the first partial layer of two "Lasagna Beds" just off the west boundary of Rose Roots garden. "Lasagna Gardening" is a layering concept to establish planting beds in weedy areas. First, the a