Q Gardens is managed communally. We share in the garden responsibilities, and in the fruits of our collective labor!
The best way to get involved is to just start coming to the garden during open hours, asking questions, and jumping right in. All upcoming events are listed on our calendar.
Q Gardens has the following teams:
Growers team: Members work collectively to plant, water, and otherwise care for the plants at Q Gardens. We have a growing assortment of culinary and medicinal herbs, native plants, berry bushes, and more. We are always open to new ideas – if you want to grow it and there’s room – let’s do it!
Composting team: Manages the 9-bin composting system at the garden. Team members sign up for 2-hour composting shifts (as many or few as they want) and, during the shift, they help receive food scraps being delivered to the garden by community members, chop the food scraps with shovels, weigh the scraps, add the scraps to the bins (along with dried leaves and/or sawdust), and aerate the full bins by stirring them. To join the composting team, email firstname.lastname@example.org and, for additional info on what we do and do not compost, see the composting page).
Bee team: Q Gardens launched a community beekeeping project on a nearby rooftop in 2017 (see our bee blog). Twelve bee apprentices participated in year one, learning to keep bees through informal classes and the hands-on maintenance of our hives. The bee team is now in its third year and is caring for three beehives.
Garden general coordinating team: Currently made up of three members (Anne, Natalia, and Sarah), this team works together on day-to-day planning and coordination of Q Gardens, growing our partnerships, and troubleshooting issues that come up. To join this team, a person must have been actively involved in the garden for at least six months and must have attended at least three Q Gardens meetings.
If you are interested in getting involved in any of the Q Gardens teas, please get in touch via our contact page!