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Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens
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Location! Location! Location!Location! Location! Location!
In April 2012, the Board of
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Mission StatementMission Statement
The Farmington Community Gardens is a non-profit organizati...
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Mission Statement |Mission Statement | Word DiagramWord Diagram
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Evolution of the Farmington Community GardensEvolution of the Farmington Community Gardens
Far...
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Sponsorship of the Farmington Community GardensSponsorship of the Farmington Community Gardens...
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Governance of the Farmington Community GardensGovernance of the Farmington Community Gardens
F...
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Farmington Community Gardens BylawsFarmington Community Gardens Bylaws
Six Articles
● I Name a...
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Timeline: Preparing the GardensTimeline: Preparing the Gardens
Fall 2011
● Board of Selectmen
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Water Tower Lot
● Completely
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Timeline: Preparing the GardensTimeline: Preparing the Gardens
Spring 2012
● Land was
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Timeline: Preparing the GardensTimeline: Preparing the Gardens
Spring 2012
● Land was
levele...
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Timeline: Building the GardensTimeline: Building the Gardens
Summer 2012
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Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens
Summer 2012
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Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens
Summer 2012
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Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens
Water Supply
● Town added a wat...
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Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens
Summer 2012
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Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens
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Joining the Community GardensJoining the Community Gardens
● Membership – based on type of s...
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Meetings and General Work DaysMeetings and General Work Days
● Stewardship Committee
– First...
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Timeline: Building CapacityTimeline: Building Capacity
Summer 2012
● One row of garden space...
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Timeline: Developing the GardensTimeline: Developing the Gardens
Our 5 Year Plan
● Central m...
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Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens
Fruits & Vegetables
● Squash
● Cucu...
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Fruits & Vegetables
● Squash
● Cucu...
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Fruits & Vegetables
● Squash
● Cucu...
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Fruits & Vegetables
● Squash
● Cucu...
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Fruits & Vegetables
● Squash
● Cucu...
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Fruits & Vegetables
● Squash
● Cucu...
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Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens
Annual Perrenial
Flower Plantings
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Flower Plantings
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Flower Plantings
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Annual Perennial
Flower Plantings
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Annual Perrenial
Flower Plantings
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Wild Flowers
● Geranium
● Daisey
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Wild Flowers
● Geranium
● Daisey
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Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens
Wild Flowers
● Geranium
● Daisey
● ...
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Wild Flowers
● Geranium
● Daisey
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Ecological SuccessionEcological Succession
Natural State
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Ecological SuccessionEcological Succession
Cleared land
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Ecological SuccessionEcological Succession
Meadow Stage
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Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens
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Farmington Community Gardens Update Presentation June 2013

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This presentation was presented to the Farmington Board of Selectmen as an update of the progress of the Gardens after 1 year.

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  1. 1. 24 June 201324 June 2013 11 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens a presentation to thea presentation to the Town of FarmingtonTown of Farmington and theand the Farmington Board of SelectmenFarmington Board of Selectmen presented bypresented by The Farmington Community GardensThe Farmington Community Gardens Stewardship CommitteeStewardship Committee Sowing the Seeds of CommunitySowing the Seeds of Community
  2. 2. 24 June 201324 June 2013 22 Location! Location! Location!Location! Location! Location! In April 2012, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Farmington, NH granted the use of the fenced in area of town land lot # U11-030 (Water Tower/Bay Road) to develop and implement a Community Garden Space for any citizen of Farmington to use for the purpose of gardening. U 11- 030
  3. 3. 24 June 201324 June 2013 33 Mission StatementMission Statement The Farmington Community Gardens is a non-profit organization managed by the Farmington Community Gardens Stewardship Committee. The Committee maintains, coordinates, and supports the Community Gardens as a site for public gardening using community owned land in the Town of Farmington. Both individual and communal gardening spaces are provided for growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs to enhance and supplement the nutritional needs of our citizens. The Organization believes that promoting the growth of fruits, vegetables, and herbs using ecologically friendly and green gardening initiatives will foster healthy and sustainable gardening practices, aid in the nutritional support of our citizens, and provide a beneficial use for town land that will develop the environmental, ecological, and nutritional literacy within our community.
  4. 4. 24 June 201324 June 2013 44 Mission Statement |Mission Statement | Word DiagramWord Diagram
  5. 5. 24 June 201324 June 2013 55 Evolution of the Farmington Community GardensEvolution of the Farmington Community Gardens Farmington Democratic CommitteeFarmington Democratic Committee ● Initial idea for Community Gardens ● Presented idea to the Selectmen and Conservation Commission ● Worked with Selectmen to determine the best Location ● Developed a plan for independent governance. ● Wrote the initial Bylaws ● Made initial proposal to the Farmington Board of Selectmen ● Will provide financial support, if necessary.
  6. 6. 24 June 201324 June 2013 66 Sponsorship of the Farmington Community GardensSponsorship of the Farmington Community Gardens Sponsorship through SupportSponsorship through Support ● Farmington Democratic Committee ● Farmington Board of Selectmen ● Goodwin Library Gardener's Roundtable Program ● Farmington Conservation Commission ● Earthtenders Compost Products ● Pearson's Pumpkin Patch ● Cameron's Garden Supply
  7. 7. 24 June 201324 June 2013 77 Governance of the Farmington Community GardensGovernance of the Farmington Community Gardens Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens ● Farmington Community Gardens Bylaws ● FCG Rules and Regulations ● Stewardship Committee oversight ● Farmington Community Gardens Members serve on Stewardship Committee ● Registered as an independent not-for- profit corporation with State of NH ● Obtained a Federal Tax ID ● Opened Farmington Community Gardens checking and savings bank accounts
  8. 8. 24 June 201324 June 2013 88 Farmington Community Gardens BylawsFarmington Community Gardens Bylaws Six Articles ● I Name and Purpose ● II Governance ● III Garden Membership ● IV Records ● V Financial Administration ● VI Dissolution Public Information ● On the Website: www.FarmingtonCommunityGardens.org ● At the Town Offices: Three Ring Binder with all Information
  9. 9. 24 June 201324 June 2013 99 Timeline: Preparing the GardensTimeline: Preparing the Gardens Fall 2011 ● Board of Selectmen ● Conservation Commission ● Scouted locations ● Selected Location  
  10. 10. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1010 Timeline: Preparing the GardensTimeline: Preparing the Gardens Water Tower Lot ● Completely Wooded and overgrown ● Not level ● Left Unused ● Inaccessible  
  11. 11. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1111 Timeline: Preparing the GardensTimeline: Preparing the Gardens Spring 2012 ● Land was cleared ● Trees were chipped into mulch ● Land was leveled.
  12. 12. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1212 Timeline: Preparing the GardensTimeline: Preparing the Gardens Spring 2012 ● Land was leveled. ● Bylaws were developed ● Presentation to the Board of Selectmen ● Spring rains caused – late start – incomplete leveling of land – gate was not fixed
  13. 13. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1313 Timeline: Building the GardensTimeline: Building the Gardens Summer 2012 ● Began removal of select trees near fence  
  14. 14. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1414 Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens Summer 2012 ● Began removal of select trees near fence ● Began laying out spaces  
  15. 15. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1515 Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens Summer 2012 ● Began removal of select trees near fence ● Began laying out spaces ● Natural Rock Borders  
  16. 16. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1616 Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens Water Supply ● Town added a water spigot and water line from the tower ● Gardens will pay for the town water used. ● Two Water Collectors were added. ● Filled by Fire Department in 2012. ● Rain water collection system will be build to hide the collectors.
  17. 17. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1717 Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens Summer 2012 ● Began removal of select trees near fence ● Began laying out spaces ● Water Col;ectors ● First donation of compost arrived  
  18. 18. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1818 Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens Summer 2012 ● Began removal of select trees near fence ● Began laying out spaces ● First donation of compost arrived ● Prepared spaces  
  19. 19. 24 June 201324 June 2013 1919 Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens Summer 2012 ● Began removal of select trees near fence ● Began laying out spaces ● First donation of compost arrived ● Prepared spaces ● Planted Spaces  
  20. 20. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2020 Timeline: Starting the GardensTimeline: Starting the Gardens Summer 2012 ● Began removal of select trees near fence ● Began laying out spaces ● First donation of compost arrived ● Prepared spaces ● Planted Spaces
  21. 21. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2121 Joining the Community GardensJoining the Community Gardens ● Membership – based on type of space – Communal Garden Members – Individual Garden Members ● Dues – based on size of space – $5.00 Communal shared space – $7.00 Individual 60 ft2 (2.5 ft X 24 ft) – $12.00 Individual 100 ft2 (10 ft X 10 ft) – $25.00 Individual 200 ft2 (10 ft X 20 ft)
  22. 22. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2222 Meetings and General Work DaysMeetings and General Work Days ● Stewardship Committee – First Friday of each Month – July 5; August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 ● General Work Days – Sunday 9:00 am -11:00 am – July 7,14, 21, 28 – August 4, 11, 18, 25 – September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – October 6, 13, 22, 27 – November 3, 10, 17, 24
  23. 23. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2323 Timeline: Building CapacityTimeline: Building Capacity Summer 2012 ● One row of garden spaces ● 7 members Summer 2013 ● Two rows of garden spaces ● 8 members   Developed 2012 Developed 2013
  24. 24. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2424 Timeline: Developing the GardensTimeline: Developing the Gardens Our 5 Year Plan ● Central meadow / wildflower garden ● More water collectors ● More Garden Spaces ● Fruit Orchard ● Berry bushes  
  25. 25. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2525 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Fruits & Vegetables ● Squash ● Cucumbers ● Tomatoes ● Cabbage ● Beans ● Peas ● Onions ● Parsley ● Lettuce ● Asparagus ● Egg Plant  
  26. 26. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2626 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Fruits & Vegetables ● Squash ● Cucumbers ● Tomatoes ● Cabbage ● Beans ● Peas ● Onions ● Parsley ● Lettuce ● Asparagus ● Egg Plant  
  27. 27. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2727 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Fruits & Vegetables ● Squash ● Cucumbers ● Tomatoes ● Cabbage ● Beans ● Peas ● Onions ● Parsley ● Lettuce ● Asparagus ● Egg Plant  
  28. 28. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2828 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Fruits & Vegetables ● Squash ● Cucumbers ● Tomatoes ● Cabbage ● Beans ● Peas ● Onions ● Parsley ● Lettuce ● Asparagus ● Egg Plant  
  29. 29. 24 June 201324 June 2013 2929 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Fruits & Vegetables ● Squash ● Cucumbers ● Tomatoes ● Cabbage ● Beans ● Peas ● Onions ● Parsley ● Lettuce ● Asparagus ● Potatoes ● Egg Plant  
  30. 30. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3030 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Fruits & Vegetables ● Squash ● Cucumbers ● Tomatoes ● Cabbage ● Beans ● Peas ● Onions ● Parsley ● Lettuce ● Asparagus ● Potatoes ● Egg Plant  
  31. 31. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3131 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Annual Perrenial Flower Plantings ● Spirea ● Lilly of the Valley ● Iris ● Star Gladiolas ● Hosta ● Roses ● Hydrangea ● Liatris ● Lupines ● Zinnea ● Marigolds ● Forsythia ● Sunflower ● Mints 
  32. 32. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3232 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Annual Perrenial Flower Plantings ● Spirea ● Lilly of the Valley ● Iris ● Star Gladiolas ● Hosta ● Roses ● Hydrangea ● Liatris ● Lupines ● Zinnea ● Marigolds ● Forsythia ● Clemone ● Sunflowers ● Mints
  33. 33. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3333 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Annual Perrenial Flower Plantings ● Spirea ● Lilly of the Valley ● Iris ● Star Gladiolas ● Hosta ● Roses ● Hydrangea ● Liatris ● Lupines ● Zinnea ● Marigolds ● Forsythia ● Clemone ● Sunflowers ● Mints
  34. 34. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3434 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Annual Perennial Flower Plantings ● Spirea ● Lilly of the Valley ● Iris ● Star Gladiolas ● Hosta ● Roses ● Hydrangea ● Liatris ● Lupines ● Zinnea ● Marigolds ● Forsythia ● Clemone ● Sunflowers ● Mints
  35. 35. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3535 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Annual Perrenial Flower Plantings ● Spirea ● Lilly of the Valley ● Iris ● Star Gladiolas ● Hosta ● Roses ● Hydrangea ● Liatris ● Lupines ● Zinnea ● Marigolds ● Forsythia ● Clemone ● Sunflowers ● Mints 
  36. 36. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3636 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Wild Flowers ● Geranium ● Daisey ● Black Eyed Susan ● Red Clover ● Yellow Clover ● Potentilla ● Beech Pea ● Mullein  
  37. 37. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3737 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Wild Flowers ● Geranium ● Daisey ● Black Eyed Susan ● Red Clover ● Yellow Clover ● Potentilla ● Beech Pea ● Mullein  
  38. 38. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3838 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Wild Flowers ● Geranium ● Daisey ● Black Eyed Susan ● Red Clover ● Yellow Clover ● Potentilla ● Beech Pea ● Mullein  
  39. 39. 24 June 201324 June 2013 3939 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Wild Flowers ● Geranium ● Daisey ● Black Eyed Susan ● Red Clover ● Yellow Clover ● Potentilla ● Beech Pea ● Mullein  
  40. 40. 24 June 201324 June 2013 4040 Ecological SuccessionEcological Succession Natural State
  41. 41. 24 June 201324 June 2013 4141 Ecological SuccessionEcological Succession Cleared land
  42. 42. 24 June 201324 June 2013 4242 Ecological SuccessionEcological Succession Meadow Stage
  43. 43. 24 June 201324 June 2013 4343 Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens Thank you for your time!Thank you for your time! Questions?Questions? Farmington Community GardensFarmington Community Gardens FCG@metrocast.netFCG@metrocast.net www.www.FarmingtonCommunityGardensFarmingtonCommunityGardens.org.org Sowing the Seeds of CommunitySowing the Seeds of Community
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