Member’s Picnic

Come out for our first picnic of the season this Saturday, June 21, at the First Aid Squad. Check your email for an invitation sent via Sign-up Genius. We hope to see you there!

Spring Workdays

Spring workdays are Saturday, April 5 or Sunday, April 6. Members should have received an email with a link to sign-up for a workday. Email president Joy Yagid if you did not receive the sign-up link.

Board of Trustees Meeting

MCG members are welcome to attend the Board of Trustees meeting:

Monday, March 17, 2014
7:00-9:00 p.m.
1978 Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood

Hold Harmless Agreement

Members must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement to participate in the Maplewood Community Garden. You can download the Agreement from the documents tab on this site. Instructions for mailing were sent in an email from president Joy Yagid on February 28.

New officers and trustees elected

Trustees were elected by members at the annual meeting on January 22. New officers were elected by a majority vote of the trustees.

Board Officers
President: Joy Yagid
Vice President: Stacy Basko
Treasurer: Ed Albright
Secretary: Judith Kramer

Board Members
Irene Dunsavage
Austin Haeberle
Bonnie Kenselaar
Karen Rutberg
Allison Song
Suzie Yamorone

Annual Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2014

The annual meeting of the Maplewood Community Garden will be held in Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley Street, at 6:30 p.m. Information on the upcoming gardening season will be shared and we’ll vote for trustees. This meeting is mandatory for members. If you cannot attend, please contact Irene Dunsavage.

Feeding Local Families

Part of this year’s Maplewood Community Garden harvest will help feed Clinton Elementary School families during the summer. Once a week, the school sends a bag of groceries home with students who sometimes don’t have enough to eat. Beginning this summer, the organic produce that we grow will be part of the mix. The school maintains a food pantry, the only one in the South Orange Maplewood School District. It is built on donations of packaged foods donated by Clinton families and through Rent Party events. Deliveries are made on Friday. This helps families get through the weekend when kids are not eating breakfast and lunch at school.

Since our harvest happens when school is out for the summer, we are working with administrators to bridge the gap. In summers past, deliveries stopped for a few weeks and families were sent to other sources for food. We are hoping to keep things going this summer.

Eight families are currently part of the program. We are thrilled to make this connection and are reaching out to other organizations to help our community thrive.

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