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The waiting & hoping game

A recent comment on a post reminded me that it’s probably time for an update on where I am with scoring a garden plot for this year. The fact is, there’s not much to say right now. I have put my name on the waiting list, I assume, for the garden I identified, but don’t have any confirmation of this from Oakland Parks and Rec.

Regardless, all existing gardeners have until early March to get their money in for the next year, so I won’t hear anything until after that. They won’t know how many spots are open until they know who’s returning and who’s abandoned their plot.

What I don’t know for sure is whether I’ll be offered a plot at an alternate garden if there isn’t space at the one I chose. There’s no information about that on the community gardening website, and in emails with the coordinator, I haven’t been able to to glean an answer on that particular question.

So it’s a waiting game for now…and a hoping game, too.

4 Comments on “The waiting & hoping game”

  1. #1 Chiot's Run
    on Feb 21st, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Oh how I wish we had community gardens here. I would love to start one but I don’t think I can handle it on my own. I need to find an outgoing friend with time on their hands.

  2. #2 inadvertentgardener
    on Feb 22nd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Chiot’s Run, I definitely think sharing a plot with a friend is a great way to do it — it means there’s some backup. I’m a little concerned about the time commitment, to be honest…it’s going to be interesting to see how it goes. That is…assuming I get a plot!

  3. #3 Gudrun
    on Feb 22nd, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Genie, you are welcome to sharecrop down in my backyard, but we are all the way in the South Bay. Just saying, if you get the urge to plant things, my garden could use a new friend!

  4. #4 inadvertentgardener
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Gudrun, good to know! It might be a little far for a regular commute, but I will keep you in mind!

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