Note from the Executive Director: 
I am excited to think about our upcoming gardening season and the release of our twice-monthly facilitated discussion group - Growing Concerns!

And check this out... 


Membership Update:
Low garden plots are full at this point, but we have a limited number of 4x8 raised beds available - priority registrations until April 1 for seniors or mobility impaired gardeners - after April 1, registration will be first come first served for these plots as single season starter plots (earning priority on the waitlist for the larger plots next year).

If you would like to become a garden member, follow the <Sign Up> tab at the top of this page for information and registration instructions. Payment received will be date and time stamped for priority.

Programs Update: 

Congratulations to our Programs Director Jamie Alexander on winning a grant from the Colorado Garden Foundation to support Active Adult programming with the Town of Erie Recreation Center. See details on facility improvements below. 

The opening day get together on April 27th was our best yet... great turnout, excellent food, and beautiful weather. Stay tuned for details about our next day of service and socializing.

Facilities Update: 
Thanks to the Colorado Garden Foundation and their generous support, we will be making improvements to our facility this Spring and Summer. Here's what we can look forward to seeing over the next few months:
  • Wheelchair accessible north entry;
  • Raised garden beds;
  • Irrigation for entry planting areas;
  • New trees in entry area;
  • Soil amendments in all plots;
  • Additional crusher fines in pathways;
  • Wash up basin at southeast entry;
  • Additional table and umbrellas;
  • Repairs to shed and gates;
  • Happy Active Adult gardeners!.
We have a heavy duty tiller available for member use. If you used it this season and haven't made a donation, please contact Kelly Zuniga by email. We request a donation to our perpetual tiller fund (suggested $20 per use - up to 400 sf). Use the following link to make a donation to the fund, and include PTF in the comments.

Please note: deposits will be refunded or rolled over to next year for any gardeners whose plots are cleared and weed-free. Otherwise, the funds will be used to hire younglings to help us finish up.


Finance Update: 
We are seeking one or more volunteers to raise funds for the gardens - for maintenance, tools and other niceties. Please contact the Garden Board if you are willing to help.

Incoming revenues in 2017 included approximately $2,640 in plot fees which covered the projected cost of water (~$800), administrative fees (~85), and liability insurance (~1200). When actual expenses are less than projected, then funds may be allocated for soil amendments for the following year. We are currently seeking assistance with annual fundraising for facility improvements.