Thursday, August 4, 2011
Ricky Rodriguez will be back with his Guitar!
And Max's Lunch truck is joining for the first time as our food vendor, he'll be serving up some Elati Garden Ratatoulle!
See ya there for a summers night to remember...
Click on Facebook invite for more details
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Below is a photographic recap of July's Elait garden Art Fiar + Bake Sale. All images by Shauna Intelisano www.shaunaintelisano.com
The bake sale run by our miniature gardeners was a success!!
Shannon Ochsner's concept of fluid in acrylics
Shauna Intelisano's documentary photography www.shaunaintelisano.com
Chef D serving up some Elati Garden Tacos
A Chicago visitor arrives straight from DIA
Our new Cuban addition to the Garden helps Shauna
The garden Spread
Clint Woods nature and scenic photography
Josh Lapree's found object mobiles
Bob Coates Mona Lisa Grids www.monalisagrid.com
Friday, July 1, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
IMPORTANT REVIEW of the Elati Garden Agreement you signed
*Watering before 10am and after 6pm is not a request it is a rule
*All dogs must be on a leash at all times
WORK DAY PREVIEW
*Center Planters & Herb Garden committees, please come prepared to plant. You can bring seeds and/or starters
*Back Brigade and/or Irrigation committees, we have a water leak we need to tackle
*There will be a list of committees there so you can familiarize themselves with the committee(s) you signed up for. Committee details below in previous post
*We will be collecting donations at the work days so if you have spare change or a few dollars to bring it will be greatly appreciated. Monies collected will be used towards our needs list OR please bring things on needs list: 1)Paint for the tool box 2)Paint brush or roller to paint with 3)Hose couplings with off/on toggles 4)Hose repair kit
Monday, May 2, 2011
Elati Garden Committees
Vanessa is the Steering Committee contact for the following teams:
Lola is the Steering Committee contact for the following teams:
~Tools and Irrigation Supplies & Carpentry and Masonry
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Elati Garden Summer Calendar 2011
The second Saturday of each month 9am to 2pm &
The last Wednesday of each month 5pm to 9pm
April through October 2011
Each month you’re expected to attend 1 work day and put in 2 hours of work per plot
Saturday April 9th & Wednesday April 27th
Saturday May 14th & Wednesday May 25th
Saturday June 11th & Wednesday June 29h
Saturday July 9th & Wednesday July 27th
Saturday August 13th & Wednesday August 31st
Saturday September 10th & Wednesday September 28th
Saturday October 8th & Wednesday October 26th Winterize Elati Garden
Elati Garden First Friday Art Fair/Farmers Market:
Set up 3-5pm, Event 5pm-10pm, Clean-Up 10-11pm
Elati Garden Classes:
Classes to be announced...
Mission Statement: The Elati Community Garden is an all-inclusive Denver Urban Garden (DUG), that welcomes and supports gardeners of all levels to grow in a respectful and organic environment.
1) Be Present by attending at least one workday a month, attending to your plot at least twice a week and doing something for the communal space in the garden. For example, empty the trash if you notice it is full. Gardening at Elati is more than just watering your plot.
2) Begin the season with plot maintenance by cultivating the soil and adding chemical free nutrients.
End the season by putting your plot to bed for the winter by cleaning out plants, turning soil and removing props and structures.
3) Maintain your garden by weeding, watering, harvesting foods, trimming plants and maintaining structures. A unhealthy plot negatively affects others while a healthy plot inspires and encourages the community.
4) Conserve Water by watering before 10am and after 6pm, do not water from 10am to 6pm. Water at the roots instead of spraying water from waist level or higher. Filling empty space with plants also helps to hold water in.
5) Keep the garden chemical free by committing to use chemical free pesticides and fertilizers. Animal manure, compost and coffee grinds are just some of the natural fertilizers that can be used. Natural pesticides such as a spray bottle filled 2/3 with water, 1/3 vegetable oil and Dr. Bronner’s soap and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper is only one natural pesticide recipe that will last all summer and keep hour plants bug free.
6) Keep plants within borders to encourage pedestrians to stay on the pathways and out of gardens.
7) Respect other gardens by only picking food and flowers from other gardens with permission from that gardener, staying out of gardens that are not yours and keep children on pathways.
8) Timely planting. Gardeners must cultivate soil and start planting by the end of May. Growing season starts when the water is turned on the beginning of May.