On Friday, June 13,[masked]:40 PM, leslie <[address removed]> wrote:
Dear Roof Gardeners,
Can't believe it's June already - Josh has been traveling for business and I was traveling for pleasure, but I'm back and it's time to get our roof garden meetup season started.
We all want to enjoy your roof gardens and terraces. Fancy, simple, small, large - we're interested! We usually do a potluck-style event so you don't need to prepare a fancy spread - you just need to open your home to fellow roof garden enthusiasts and we do the rest.
Please write back soon and let me know that you'd like to host, a few dates that work for you (evenings or weekends - you decide!), how many people you're comfortable having, and what time you'd like to start/end the Meetup. We'll get back in touch with you and get it all scheduled ASAP.
Thank you so much for opening your gardens to us - I truly look forward to seeing all of you this summer.
Roof deck, balcony and city container gardeners are a dedicated breed, and hardy-- it can be difficult to grow things. Bugs, squirrels, leaks, pigeons, ice, heat, wind, broken umbrellas. Not to mention lugging bags of expensive dirt up long staircases and tethering your plants with wire so they won't get blown off the edge. Members will meet up to visit other peoples' decks, gardens, etc. and enjoy enthusiasms and views. We'll trade ideas about flowers, trees, structural aspects, and share in the pleasures of helping green things to survive in a tough environment. What makes it all worthwhile? The sky above, the rustle of leaves in the breeze on a hot summer night. You don't have to have a deck to belong, just an active interest in growing plants in the city. If you have a ledge or a windowsill with a flowerpot on it, feel free to join.