February 22th — Westport Library, 7 pm — Annual Meeting
Mid-March — 2017 Applications mailed to 2017 gardeners and to new applicants. Applications to be returned to Ellen Greenberg with appropriate fees by March 31.
May 1 — Hoses are hooked up and water is turned on.
May 13 — Saturday, 8 am– Noon — First Community Gardens Work Day — Bring weed-wackers, grass shears, pruning shears, anything to get rid of weeds. Also needed are shovels and wheelbarrows to transport wood chips. All gardeners are required to contribute in 3 hours of community work time.
May 14 — Sunday — Plots must be weed-free, planted or ready for planting, or gardener(s) forfeit plots.
May 14 — Spring Party — Details to follow
June 17 — Saturday, 8 am–Noon — Second Community Gardens Work Day
July 16 — Sunday, 2–4 pm — Third Community Gardens Work Day
August 12 — Saturday, 8 am–Noon — Fourth Community Gardens Work Day
August — September — Third Annual Bocce Tournament — Details to follow
September 17 — Sunday, 8 am–Noon — Fifth Community Gardens Work Day
October 7 — Saturday, 4 pm — Annual Harvest Party
November 1 — Water is shut off and hoses are disconnected.
November 12 — All plots must be cleared of spent plants, as well as such items as plastic pots, plastic sheeting, tomato cages, etc. Still-growing plants such as parsnips, carrots and the brassicas may remain.