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End of growing season - but the garden still needs care

Sarah Hutt
 

To all

Time to plan for our annual snow shoveling team.

A team is now forming to shovel snow and back-up the Trustee snow plowing of the sidewalks.  We do not shovel inside the garden we only keep the areas most used by the public clear between the snow plowing.

Resulting in minimal shoveling between storms but it is important. 

 If you shoveled last year and would like to return let me know.  If you are a new member - join the team - 

This task will give you double hours 

If you are interested please respond.
Thanks

Berkeley Community Gardens
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Thoughts about gardening at Berkeley

Sarah Hutt
 

Walking trails in Berkeley Garden

 In early May, the vegetation in the Boston area began to show green sprouts. Spring came and the earth regained its vitality. The gardeners in the Berkeley Garden got busy, sorting the liba, digging the soil, transporting fertilizer, and planting seedlings. Everyone was happy.  Busy...Slowly the garden greened, early spring tulips, red, yellow, and purple flowers bloomed in some chilly weather, cheerful birds were singing and dancing,...early morning,

 Berkeley Garden The long trail in Garden B (one kilometer in a circle) is just a good place to walk slowly in the morning. In spring, cool breeze in midsummer, golden autumn, and red leaves (May-November), walk slowly at five or six in the morning.  In the summer flower and fresh air trails, walk around three to five times, the body sweats slightly and the whole body is comfortable, just reaching the rhythm of the elderly gardener's appropriate exercise of 6,000 steps a day.  Wipe off your sweat and rest for a while, and drink a cup of Chinese black tea that comes with you.  Then open your own small garden to do some gardener's work, or seedlings, or weeding, or vines, or watering and fertilizing, and it is fun to plant, which is very happy.  ..... After dinner, I walked slowly on the trail again, with the afterglow of the setting sun, watching Wu Er dug a pit on the trail to take a sand bath, watching the squirrel chasing on the trellis, and the hare eating the grass leisurely,

The flowers, fruits and vegetables planted by the gardeners are very refreshing and refreshing. Walking the trails in the Berkeley Garden is a good place for healthy body and mind...

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百加利花园的漫步小

 五月初,波士地区的植被开始露出了绿芽,春天来了大地恢复生机,百加利花园的园丁忙起来,整理璃芭的、翻土运肥的、下种秧苗的,大家都愉快的忙碌着……慢慢的园子绿起来,早春开花的郁金香色黄色紫色花有些寒意的天气中开起来,快的儿在唱着跳着,....清晨,百加利花园Ab长长的小径(一圈有一公里),好是晨运慢走的好去,在春意盎然、盛夏凉、金秋时节5-11月份)早上五六点,慢步在乌语花香、空气清新小径中,行三至五圈,身体微微汗出通体舒好达到老年园丁每天适量运六千步的奏。擦干汗水稍事休息,喝上一杯自的中国茶。然后打开自己的小园做些园丁的作,或秧苗、或除草、或扶藤、或水施肥,寓趣于种植活儿,很是意。.....傍晚后,再次慢步在小径中,沾着夕阳余光,看着儿在小径上挖坑洗沙浴、看着松鼠在棚架上追逐、野兔在悠然吃着草,园丁种植的花、蔬果映入眼帘甚是令人心神怡,百加利花园漫步小径,有益健康身心的好去……

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Birds of November

Sarah Hutt
 


Sarah Hutt 

Greetings, gardeners and birders,

Hope you are enjoying some of these sunny fall days! For many, the growing season is winding down. There's still plenty of food for the birds and many birds in the garden. Check out this 48-second video to see a few recent visitors: https://youtu.be/aRO4yXc8cgM

Birds seen so far this month include
  • American Robin
  • Blue Jay
  • Dark Eyed Junco
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • European Starling
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Mourning Dove
  • Three kinds of sparrows - House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow
The White Throated Sparrow is a winter garden resident that has returned from its summer home in Canada's boreal forest: the White Throated Sparrow. You can tell a White Throated Sparrow House Sparrows by focusing on their head and neck: They have distinctive black-and-white or black-and-tan stripes on their head, plus a white patch on their throat. This photo is from the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and there are similar birds in the Berkeley Community Gardens.

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Let me know what birds you've been seeing!

All best,
Sari
Birder in Residence
Berkeley Community Garden


問候,園丁和鳥類,
希望你喜歡這些陽光明媚的秋天!對許多人來說,生長季節即將結束。鳥兒還有很多食物,花園裡還有很多鳥兒。觀看這段 48 秒的視頻,了解最近的一些訪問者:https://youtu.be/aRO4yXc8cgM
本月到目前為止看到的鳥類包括美國羅賓藍傑黑眼鶇羽絨啄木鳥歐洲椋鳥Hermit ThrushMourning Dove三種麻雀——家麻雀、宋麻雀、白喉麻雀
白喉麻雀是冬季花園居民,它從加拿大北方森林的避暑別墅:白喉麻雀歸來。您可以通過關注頭部和頸部來分辨白喉麻雀:它們的頭部有獨特的黑白或黑褐色條紋,喉嚨上有一塊白斑。這張照片來自羅斯肯尼迪綠道,伯克利社區花園裡也有類似的鳥類。

告訴我你看到了什麼鳥!
萬事如意,
Sari
Birder in Residence
Berkeley Community Garden


One Last chance to haul away garden trash

Sarah Hutt
 

Hello all

Thank you to everyone that came out last weekend during the Annual Garden Cleanup.  We sent back a very full dumpster.

Each Fall Boston sponsors a city wide cleanup.

LOVE YOUR BLOCK
it will be held on Saturday November 20th from 9 AM- 11AM

I’m looking for a few volunteers to clean up all the stuff left behind this weekend.  

You will get all your hours for the year.

Responsibilities include getting the trash out to the street for pickup and making sure they pick it up.  Everything is over by around NOON.

Please let me know

And as always if you have been working to maintain the garden and cleaned out your plot Log Your Community Time:  cleanups@...  include: name, plot number, number of hours, description of task, and picture if you have it.
Post your pictures:  FACEBOOK/Berkeley Gardens

Berkeley Community Gardens
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Friday Morning Annual Cleanup begins

Sarah Hutt
 

To all
THE DUMPSTER has arrived - thank you James and Dale for taking charge of all the tasks to get it here.

PLEASE load from back to front - consolidate debris lets see how much we can get into the dumpster.

HELP NEEDED
  • Daffodil bulbs have arrived - feel free to add other bulbs to the mix -  if interested in helping let me know

  • Help still needed opening and closing shed
Mornings ???????
Evenings ???????

Wondering what to do this weekend?
  • Clean out your garden

  • In common areas remove all piles of leaves and debris that have piled up along C Row plot fences…………………

  • Need help - let me know and someone will be happy to assist.

OTHER THINGS
  • Photos of the garden  - we need photos to show off the garden and share with the Trustees - 

If you are not returning to the garden next year please let us know

Thanks all - enjoy the weekend.

Berkeley Community Gardens
QUESTIONS:  info@...
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REMINDER: Friday - Sunday Annual Garden Cleanup - official end of season-伯克利社区花园秋季清理

Sarah Hutt
 

To all
A Reminder 
Our Annual End of Season Cleanup starts this Friday, November 5
The DUMPSTER will be delivered Friday morning after 10 AM and then the DUMPSTER removal will be early on Monday.      垃圾车在周五早上到, 周一早上离开

Bring your own garbage bags & gloves/带上自己的垃圾袋和手套

There will be no formal meeting in the middle间不会有正式会议  No Potluck /没有联欢会餐

HELP NEEDED
We need help moving the bags that have been piled by the Shawmut gate into the Dumpster as soon as it arrives on Friday.
Bags need to be stacked starting in the back so we make the best use of the space - Dumpster should arrive after 10 AM.

SHED HELP
Shovels, rakes & wheelbarrows will be available over the weekend    周末将会有铁锹,耙子和独轮车可以使用
People needed to manage the shed - in the AM to hand out tools and then PM to return everything to shed and lock it.
If you are interested please contact me for shed combination.
Friday AM Friday PM
Saturday AM Saturday PM
Sunday AM Sunday PM

Other jobs will be posted tomorrow


thank you and please contact Sarah C105 if you have any questions.
Berkeley Community Gardens
QUESTIONS:  info@...
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Monday night clean up rained out

Sarah Hutt
 

NO cleanup tonight- please share with your garden family and friends


Today’s Cleanup Cancelled

due to Weather 


今天的清理被取消因為天氣    






Notice to all Gardeners

Sarah Hutt
 

Just a few reminders
WATER will be turned off by the City sometime during this week - afterwards Trustees maintenance will be in to blow out the pipes to winterize them.

SATURDAY October 30th the TRUSTEES will be taking over Berkeley Gardens to  set up a Halloween Scavenger Hunt.  The fee to join is $20 for a family or group but as a garden member you will receive the discount rate of  $15 

Please remove any fencing or plant guards from the B Row otherwise the Trustees will  remove for the event.  They are concerned that, in the dark, children can get hurt bumping into them.

Final Fall Cleanup is Friday, November  5 - Sunday, November 7 - the dumpster will be delivered on Friday on the 5th in the morning.

If you have any questions please let me know
C105
Berkeley Community Gardens
QUESTIONS:  info@...
Log Your Community Time:  cleanups@...  include: name, plot number, number of hours, description of task, and picture if you have it.
www.berkeleygardens.org
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Garden Mystery

Sarah Hutt
 

Hello gardeners

Today a pile of about 50 paper bags to be used to pick up yard waste for recycling were dropped off in the garden the picture is below— and then they all disappeared

If you moved them -- please let me know - 
Bags are  used to put garden plants and vines for recycling.  .

thank you 
Sarah 
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Updates for 10/14

Sarah Hutt
 

Hello Gardeners

REMINDER The City will be shutting water off in community gardens between October 25th-29th. 

Annual Berkeley Community Garden Fall Cleanup  Saturday, November 5th  – 8th


Want to learn more about next years plans for the garden? Find out what the Trustees are up to?
Your invited to attend the annual meeting - on ZOOM-Wednesday, October 20 at 6-7pm. Interested? 
Need some end of year community hours???  Let me know and I’ll send the ZOOM link.


If you have decided you are not returning to Berkeley Community Garden next spring please let us know so we can mak arrangements to get your keys and you can retreive any plants or tools you want to take with you.

More news as it happens.
Berkeley Community Gardens
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Monday night garden cleanup and updates - Chinese translation attached

Sarah Hutt
 

 
To all,
We have two Monday night cleanups before the Annual Fall Cleanup with the Dumpster. 

We are required by The Trustees, and as a courtesy to neighbors surrounding the garden to clean up our plots at the end of the season of all plant debris, and remove unused garden buckets, hoses, overhang poles and other objects.

Clearing out your garden will prevent leaf mold and tomato blight disease from infecting your soil and returning next year.  Overripe fruits left to rot continue to be a food source for rats.  Do not store unused garden supplies in corners which create places for nesting animals.

City of Boston will begin to shut off water for community gardens on between October 25th-29th

A.     Individual Plot Preparation Requirements:
·      Remove all dead plant material and weeds from plots.  Anything still actively being harvested can remain but arrangements should be made to remove once done for the year.   Clearing out your garden will prevent leaf mold and tomato blight disease from infecting your soil and returning next year.  
Overripe fruits left to rot continue to be a food source for rats. 
·      Remove all stakes, tomato cages, buckets, and temporary supports to maintain a well cared for appearance in the neighborhood and to keep things from blowing away.  
Do not store materials in corners which create places for rats to create nests.
·      Drain and windup hose for storage during winter.  Leaving hoses filled with water will cause them to crack.
·      All A Row gardens must take down and trim plants growing through the alley fence.
·      Garden height extensions or plantings should not exceed 6’.  All must be removed.  There are no exceptions.
·      If you are using cold frames or are extending your growing into the later fall your plot should still be kept free of debris.

B.     Common Area 
·      Removing trash.  This needs to be done throughout the year.  You can come in anytime to keep the area clean.  Just record your hours at cleanups@...
Clean outside fences pulling weeds along E. Berkeley and Shawmut Ave.
Trim anything sticking out into the alley along the fence.

If you have decided not to return to your garden please come make one last cleanup and please let us know -  weeds and fallen vegetables need to be cleaned up - we are getting lots of complaints.  


ReMINDER
Berkeley Community Garden Fall Cleanup  Saturday, November 5th  – 8th
Dumpster available Friday November 5 – Sunday, November 7   (The dumpster is picked up Monday morning at 7AM)
Reminder Trustee Halloween event in garden October 30th 
Translation attached:

 
Thank you
Berkeley Community Gardens
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updates

Sarah Hutt
 

To all

The Trustees are planning a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for their members and the public on Saturday October 30 in Berkeley Community Garden - poster below.  They will be decorating the entire garden with lights, ghosts, and pumpkins.  

ALL GARDENERS:  Any fencing or other build outs on B Row planters or outside A Row gardens must be removed so costumes and little kids don’t get caught up in them.  Please remove these yourself 
otherwise Trustees will remove them when they set up for the event and they will be removed from garden.
Thank you








Tonight's Landmark meeting about alley fence

Sarah Hutt
 

Hello all
I just found out about the Landmark meeting which is tonight - if you are interested in listening to your presentation you can listen with your video off if you are busy doing other things.
Here is the Landmark Link - just scroll down a little to the meeting Zoom link


Sarah
C105





Monday Night Cleanup TONIGHT

Sarah Hutt
 

Tonight is Monday Night Cleanup - 6 - 7PM
Looks like we have a beautiful evening

anyone that needs help identifying weeds please let me know and we can look at the plants in question.

PLEASE remove ripe tomatoes and squashes from your garden.

Tasks for Common Areas:

  • Removing trash throughout the garden and along the outside fences..  
  • Rake leaves - common areas and path
  • Public alley - clean trash, remove all morning glories and any plants or vines reaching out beyond the fence.
  • Pull weeds along perimeter fence along Shawmut, E. Berkeley, and Tremont Streets
  • Paths – pull weed and remove trash.  
  • Remove all morning glories
  • Clean B Row drains and irrigation tubs long main path of debris


You can come in anytime to keep the area clean.  Just record your hours at cleanups@...

Berkeley Community Gardens
QUESTIONS:  info@...
Log Your Community Time:  cleanups@...  include: name, plot number, number of hours, description of task, and picture if you have it.
www.berkeleygardens.org
Post your pictures:  FACEBOOK/Berkeley Gardens


Need support letters for Garden Fence proposal before Landmark Committee

Sarah Hutt
 

To all
We are still looking for letters to be sent to the Landmark Committee in support of the new Alley Fence along A Row.  We are asking to  use a less expensive material for the fencing -Landmark is proposing a more expensive material that is over what has been budgeted for our project.
If you would still be willing to send a short email please let me know and I’ll forward the submission details.

If you are wondering about the fence design attached below is one of the design plan sheets.  
The complete set is posted on the Message Board on the Tremont End of the garden in the Patio area.

Thanks
Sarah 
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Alley Fence update

Sarah Hutt
 

To all

Thank you again for the dozen garden members who wrote letters to the Landmark Committee supporting the less expensive fencing material for the A Row alley fence.  I’d also like to thank Councilor Ed Flynn, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Dwight Street neighbors, and 8th Street Neighborhood Association for writing support letters on our behalf.  And all the work to keep this moving from the Trustees, Vidya Tikku and Alex Carbone.

A decision on the fence is expected shortly after their October 5 meeting.

More details to follow
Sarah
C105





Fall Cleanup date change

Sarah Hutt
 

To al

We are changing the date of the Fall Cleanup to 

Friday November 5, Saturday November 6, and Sunday November 7

Please make this change on your schedule.  The Dumpster will arrive mid morning on Friday and be removed early Monday morning.

The Trustees scheduled an event for Halloween in our garden during cleanup restricting our use of the garden during the weekend.  As a result we decided to move cleanup so member would 
have the full weekend to clean their gardens and utilize the dumpster.

The Trustees will be holding a Halloween event from 4 - 8 on Saturday October 30.  More information will be posted when more details are available.  They will be asking us to limit use of the garden during their event although all are invited to attend.

REMINDER City Water turn off October 11th 

Thanks to all 

Berkeley Community Gardens Communications Committee

QUESTIONS:  info@...
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www.berkeleygardens.org
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more fall observations

Sarah Hutt
 

from Zara
Saw a Carolina Wren a couple days ago. A female Cardinal was eating seeds from the Hops Hornbeam today. (Tree in middle area near crabapple)

Hundreds of pollinators on the 
Goldenrod and Zinnia, 
and a couple female Eastern Tailed Blue butterflies. https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Cupido-comyntas
A bunch of Monarchs, too. 
Very busy place!


Berkeley Community Gardens
QUESTIONS:  info@...
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English/Chinese: Bird UPDATE, birds passing through the garden as the fall migration begins

Sarah Hutt
 

Greetings, Gardeners and Birders,

Fall is migration season, so you may see some new bird visitors -- or return visitors -- passing through the garden, as birds head south for the winter. 
Recent bird sightings include a female Common Yellowthroat and a Gray Catbird - both birds that I hadn't seen in the garden since early June. 
There's a family of Northern Cardinals that are still spending a lot of time around the garden, along with Goldfinches, Blue Jays, Robins, Mourning Doves, Grackles, House Finches and of course, House Sparrows. 

The yellow fruit on the crabapple tree in the center area of the garden is starting to ripen. Soon enough, birds will devour it. So when you walk through the garden, remember to check out the crabapple to see if any new or returning bird visitors are dining there!

All best,
Sari


問候,園丁和養鳥者,秋天是遷徙季節,因此當鳥類向南過冬時,您可能會看到一些新的鳥類訪客 - 或回訪者 - 穿過花園。 最近的鳥類目擊包括一隻雌性普通黃喉鳥和一隻灰貓鳥——這兩種鳥都是我自 6 月初以來在花園裡從未見過的。 有一個北方紅雀家族仍然花很多時間在花園裡,還有金翅雀、藍鳥、知更鳥、哀鴿、鷯哥、家雀,當然還有家雀。

花園中央的海棠樹上的黃色果實開始成熟。 很快,鳥兒就會吃掉它。 因此,當您穿過花園時,請記得查看海棠,看看是否有新的或返回的鳥類游客在那裡用餐!

萬事如意,
紗麗



Monday night cleanup 6 - 7 PM

Sarah Hutt
 

To all

Monday night is an other cleanup and social hour.  6 - 7 PM

Are you knowledgeable about invasive weeds?   We have had requests from members unsure of what to pull.
Please let me know if you can share that information with another gardener
or
If you are interested to learn about invasive weeds

Other tasks
  • ALLEY - Plants that are reaching through the A Row fence into the alley need to be trimmed, cars and trucks are complaining they are scratching their cars.
  • MAIN PATHS - Weeds can be removed outside gardens along the paths
  • OUTSIDE FENCE - Along E. Berkeley Street and Shawmut - weeds that are growing throught he fence - some complaints that they obstruct people walking along the path, and picking up trash.  There are some flowers pushing through the fence which is ok but if vines are reaching into the air they can be woven back into the fence.
Pick up any trash in the garden.  
  • You may have noticed we have less than in past years.  Some of this is due to the addition of the hardware wire fencing along a stretch at the bottom of the E. Berkeley fence.  Thanks to Jenny and her husband for taking on that task.  
  • We are hoping to do the entire fence over the next few years.

A-ROW ALLEY FENCE CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • Thank you to the dozen members who wrote support letters to the Boston Landmarks Committee in support of a new fence.  
  • If you are interested in participating in a working group to oversee the overall design and construction timetable and how it will impact the whole garden please respond to this email. 
  • The Message Board on the Tremont End of the garden will be used to post information.  A construction plan of what is to be done will be posted shortly.  Once we have approval to go forward we will meet with A-Row gardeners to work out details during construction.
QUESTIONS:  info@... or check out the web site www.berkeleygardens.org 
Remember to Log Your Community Time @ cleanups@... 
include: name, plot number, number of hours, description of task, and picture if you have it.

FACEBOOK/Berkeley Gardens

Thank you
Berkeley Community Gardens

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