Well, we have had a very successful year in the Community Garden. We just had our year-end meeting over Zoom, discussing various topics of concern to our Garden. Among the successes: OUR NEW SIGN! Commissioned by a high school student as a project. She had to source the money for it, get permission from the Conservation Commission, submit a design for approval, buy or source the supplies, construct & paint it & install it. Oh, and cut back the rampant growth around it so she could install it. Not bad for a 17 year old, huh? We've already had people inquiring about the garden from seeing the sign. Should make my job of finding interested gardeners easier next spring. NEW GATES!!!! These are spring loaded and critter proof. For a while we had a significant bunnie problem. They'd wait outside the fenced in area and scoot in lickety- split when a careless gardener left the gate open for a nanosecond. These gates were made by one of the members and her husband. (They went to MIT. Some of the things they have made have been WAY over engineered, but these gates are GREAT!!) NEW COMPOST BINS! This is a four bay system and one of our younger members volunteered to turn the piles, pile #1 into bin #2, bin # 2 into bin #3, etc. We were real compost pros this summer! OUR "NEW" CRITTER PROOF FENCE This is actually 2 years old. It was a community project. We researched how to make it critter proof, and all the members showed up for the installation over several weekends. It has worked out really well. The only critters we are bothered by now are bugs, voles and turkeys. No deer, no racoons, no groundhogs, no bunnies. NEXT YEAR'S PROJECT. This disreputable "shed" is where we house our lawn mower. We hope to engage a Boy Scout to build us a small shed next summer, for this mower and our tools. This is our tool kiosk. Not many tools because we haven't been sharing community tools this year due to covid. Anyway, this kiosk is listing badly. We hope a Boy Scout will make a big enough shed for the tools & the mower. Random carts & wheelbarrows. OUR SPRING FED PUMP. Rather rustic and rather hard to lug those contractor buckets to our plots. See the red wagon? That helps. But we do wish we could come up with a better watering system. That'll be another member & my job this winter to research. Most of us are in our 60's and one of us is in her 80's. Lugging water is tough. The next photos are just random shots of our plots. Our year-end zoom meeting went well. My safely belt and glass of wine proved unnecessary. We got through the agenda in an hour and members have signed up for tasks for next year. I was impressed with us.