Tips for Success
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Plan to visit your garden two to three times a week during the growing season. Because your garden is not located outside your front or back door, it is sometimes easy to forget that there is weeding, watering, staking or harvesting to do.
Attend scheduled meetings and workdays. This will help you meet other gardeners and become part of your gardening community. Please note that you are required to contribute 4 hours of work per leased plot in the care and upkeep of common spaces during designated Community Work Days and keep the north and east pathways surrounding your plot weeded and mulched.
Call the URI Hotline: The URI Gardening and Environmental Hotline is staffed by trained URI Master Gardeners to help you identify plants and troubleshoot problems in the garden. Snap a photo with your smartphone and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (401) 874-4836 to speak to someone directly.
Make friends with other gardeners. Experienced gardeners are an invaluable resource and are, as a whole, a very friendly bunch willing to share ideas, advice, and resources.
Volunteer for a garden job or committee. By pitching in on a certain job or project, you’ll be supporting the garden as a whole and ensuring that the work is spread among many people. Many hands make light work!
Educate yourself. Check out books from the library, ask fellow gardeners, and review the organic guidelines. There’s always something new and fun to learn about gardening.
Harvest produce on a regular basis. During harvest season, let the garden coordinator know if you plan to be out of town for more than a few days. Gardeners can harvest for you and donate the food to a local service.
Friendly reminders to gardeners: