Rose Roots Service Teams 2021
Join one of our Rose Roots Teams!
Any member may join any service team. Roles may overlap and rely on each other across teams. We encourage all members to join at least one team to get the most out of your Rose Roots Gardening experience! Meet fellow gardeners, get service hours, create life long friendships, learn new skills, build community, give back! No experience necessary. Team leads will be appointed for 2 year terms in our Steering Committee planning meeting in Jan for the following season so let us know if you're interested!
Operations Team: Leads Gary Williams, Jim Richards
This Team keeps Rose Roots infrastructure in working order.
Plan work projects to maintain Plot Borders
Plan work projects to maintain common pathways
Maintain tools and equipment
Stock fuel, purchase supplies, rent equipment
Irrigation City Liaison
Members: Gary Williams, Jim Richards
Communications Team: Lead Erin Newton
This Team gets the word out and advocates for Rose Roots!
Kiosk: Sue Donaldson
Social Media: Amy Ahrent
RR Education/Event Flyers
Community Postings: Arvada Press, Next Door, HOA Adverts
Members: Erin Newton, Sue Donaldson, Amy Ahrent
Community Outreach Team: Lead Judy Newton
This Team organizes events and trainings and is a liaison with the community
Service Hour Motivating
Neighbor Liason (eg. Forever West Farms, Zander Llama Farm, Meiklejohn Elementary)
Members: Judy Newton, Barb Mutnan, Audrey Ivy, Erin Newton, Laura Velapoldi
Compost Team: Leads Glen Andrews and Julie Gleason
This Team maintains our compost and trains gardeners
Glen-West Compost Bins
Karel-Compost Experiment West Side
Patty Sacks-Compost Ordering
Julie Gleason-Composting Training
Members: Glen Andrews, Karel Hemler, Julie Gleason, Patty Sacks, David Gleason, Pat Barry and Rose Namajunas
Food Donation Team: Lead John Malito
This Team coordinates donation of Rose Roots Produce
Veggie Van Donations-John Malito
Maintain Goal Sign
Produce weighing and preparation
Track and report totals
Members: Theresa McKinney, John Malito, Amy Ahrent, Alyson and Ken Katz, Christie Morin, Tina Lonardo
Community Space Maintenance Team:
Leads Patty Sacks, Julie Lesnick
This Team hosts Work Parties every other Thursday for all gardeners
Leads Thursday Work Parties: Patty Sacks, Julie Lesnick
Community Plot Maintenance (Learn more about community plots Here)
Plans projects for Work Nights
Help gardeners track service hours
Pollinator Garden Maintenance: Nicole McCrorie and
Members: Patty Sacks, Julie Lesnick, Karel Hemler, Kendra Eliason, Bonnee Basso, Erin Newton, Judy Newton, Gary Williams, Jim Richards, Laura Bennett, Barb Hinnencamp, Trish Resner, Danae Davison, Laura Velapoldi, Margaret Jacot, Jody Rowlands, Katie Meis, Ted Eliason
Westside Landscaping Team (2021 Grant Earned)-
Lead: Patty Sacks
This Team will implement a $3000 grant we earned to plant trees
-Design work plan, schedule, rent equipment, implementation timeline
-Survey, Stake, Layout and grade site to west side of Rose Roots
-Purchase, plant and water ground cover and trees.
Members: Patty Sacks, Erin Newton, Laura Bennett, Karel Hemler, Kendra Eliason, Gary Williams, Jim Richards, Voni Dotterweich, Mark Davison
Quadrant Teams-Leads Available
(see details on Work Crew Page Here)
This Team will help engage members in their Quadrant to foster a team effort in maintenance
NW Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration
NE Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Danae Davison
SW Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration
SE Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Christi Morin
Members: Are you up for it?
Serve your Garden Community
What are Service Hours?
Registration for a plot requires a commitment of 12 service hours, or work in community spaces since we are a 100% volunteer organization.
"As you get older, you will discover you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."