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 — Fourth 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. Flexible plastic plant tags, plastic bags and any other plastic that will deteriorate and crumble into the soil must be removed. Still-growing plants such as parsnips, carrots and the brassicas may remain.