Service to our Garden Community
Join one of our Rose Roots Teams!
Volunteer/Service Hours are required for all gardeners leasing a plot. These may be fulfilled by attending monthly meetings and joining one of the teams below, or individually helping maintain community spaces. Gardeners log their own hours on the honors system Here.
12 hours are required per season per 15 ft square plot
6 hours required per half and ADA plots
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.
To join a team email, let us know your interest on the Teams Sign up link above.
Steering Committee (5 elected members, 3 appointed):
Meets Monthly to plan Rose Roots Course and Vision
President: Laura Bennett
Vice President: Erin Newton
Administrator: Shannon Sawyer
Treasurer: John Malito
Membership: Christie Morin
Operations: Gary Williams, Jim Richards
Special Projects: Patty Sacks
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
Communications Team: Position Open for 2023
This Team gets the word out and advocates for Rose Roots!
Kiosk: Deb Harris
Website Event Updates
Evite: Karissa Devore
Social Media: Amy Ahrent
Newsletters/Articles/Blog: Erin Newton
RR Education/Event Flyers: Deb Harris
Community Postings: Arvada Press, Next Door, HOA Advert: position open
Chalkboard updates at gates: position open
Community Outreach Team: Position Open for 2023
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
Membership Integration Team: Christie Morin
This Team registers and orients new gardeners
New Member Registration: Christie Morin
New Member Orientations: Laura Bennett
New Member Mentorship/Integration: Christie Morin
Service Hours: Carol F
Members: Laura Bennett, Carol F
Compost Team: Lead Julie Gleason
This Team maintains our compost and trains gardeners
West Compost Bins: positon open
East Compost Bins: position open
Composting Training: Julie Gleason
Food Donation Team: Position Open for 2023
This Team coordinates donation of Rose Roots Produce
Veggie Van Donations
Maintain Goal Sign
Produce weighing and preparation
Track and report totals
Community Spaces Special Projects: Patty Sacks
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: Katie Meis, 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
Rose Roots Youth Team-Lead: Cate Camacho
This Team plans activities and events for Young people.
Maintain Children's Garden, sandbox, Rock Adventure Plot
Plan Youth Activities and Events
Westside Landscaping Team - 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.
Quadrant Teams - Christie Morin
(see details on Work Crew Page Here)
This Team will help engage members in their Quadrant to foster a team effort in maintenance while earning service hours
NW Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Shelby Choka
NE Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Christie Morin
SW Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Dan Graumiller
SE Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Position Open 2023
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."