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Note: Team descriptions below. Training offered for all jobs.

Note: 12 Service Hours are required per garden plot per each season or gardeners may pay $7.00 per hour. 

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!

Steering Committee (5 elected members, 2 appointed): 

Meets Monthly to plan Rose Roots Course and Vision

President: Erin Newton

Vice President: Patty Sacks

Administrator: Laura Bennett

Karel Hemler: Treasurer

Membership: Kendra Eliason

Operations: Gary Williams, Jim Richards

Operations Team: Leads Gary Williams, Jim Richards

This Team keeps Rose Roots infrastructure in working order.


Mow perimeter

Compost Support

Maintain Hoses

Plan work projects to maintain Plot Borders

Plan work projects to maintain common pathways

Maintain signage

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


Event Planning

Service Hour Motivating 

Community Engagement/Ambassadors

Training/Education Coordinators

Neighbor Liason (eg. Forever West Farms, Zander Llama Farm, Meiklejohn Elementary)

Members: Judy Newton, Barb Mutnan, Audrey Ivy, Erin Newton, Laura Velapoldi

Membership Integration Team:
Leads John Malito and Laura Bennett

This Team registers and orients new gardeners


New Member Registration: Kendra Eliason

New Member Orientations: Laura Bennett

New Member Mentorship/Integration

Members: Kendra Eliason, Laura Bennett

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 

Tyler Vankanan

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

Rose Roots Youth Team-Lead: Mary Poole

This Team plans activities and events for Young people.


Maintain Children's Garden, sandbox, Rock Adventure Plot

Plan Youth Activities and Events

Natalie-Youth Lead

Members: Mary Poole, Trish Resner, Natalie, Rubi, Alyson Katz, Megan Burns

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?

Service Jobs
Service Hours

Serve your Garden Community

Children in the Garden

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.

Gardening Tools

How do I track my hours?

Record your Service Hours Here or on a notebook in the West Barn. You may also email us Here. Hours should be fulfilled before the end of the garden season on Oct 31st.


How do I sign up?

Sign up Here to join a team or email us Here if you have questions or have trouble accessing the Google Sign Up Form.

Working in the Garden

Can I donate hours?

If you know of any gardeners experiencing hardship, contact us Here to donate hours, or record them on the outside the West Barn to the right of the doors. 


"As you get older, you will discover you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

--Audrey Hepburn

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