Work share is how the garden handles routine maintenance and enhancements to the community areas of the garden. Work Share Coordinators manage the season specific tasks we encounter. Gardeners commit to work 8 hours of work share for each plot they rent each season. Work share is also a good way to meet and chat with other gardeners while tending to shared tasks. Having said that, if you're not feeling sociable, there are plenty of tasks you can complete on your own time--just remember to record your hours.
Work share hours are used to fund the labor required to keep the garden looking well, functioning smoothly and improving over time.
Maintaining community flower beds
Cleaning and organizing a shed
Sometimes there are special projects like rebuilding the compost bins or working in the orchard.
Maintaining un-rented or abandoned plots
Shopping for supplies
Water taps management
Setting out City of Longmont trash and Compost Bins for pick-up (& retrieving them as well)
Managing the compost pile schedules
Weeding common pathways
Turning compost piles
Designing big projects
If your schedule does not fit our work share schedule, ask the Coordinator for a specific task (remember to document your time in the log book)
A few days prior to a work share, one of the work share coordinators will send out an email notifying you of the upcoming work share. You can just show up at the time mentioned in the email, or check our Calendar for dates and tasks allocated for those dates.
Work share books are kept in each of the sheds. If you have a garden on the east side, your work share book will be in the east side shed in the door. Same goes for west side gardeners.
The work share coordinators send out an email periodically recruiting leaders for each work share date. Two leaders are recruited for each date or the work share is canceled. The two leaders are one experienced, knows their way around the garden person and another less, experienced but willing person. These two are the point persons for the work share. If you'd like to sign up to lead a work share, e.mail the Work Share Coordinator.
SSCG is a 100% volunteer managed garden - nobody is paid for labors contributed to the well-being of the group.