Committee Chairperson: Charlie Bylsma 233-3967 
Ann Knapstein 238-4574 afknap@charter.net
Mark Horan 334-5630 midvalecommunitygarden@gmail.com
Midvale School Liaison:
Susan Jodie; sjankovich@madison.k12.wi.us
Ground Crew Coordinator: Marsha Zelmansky and Kate Dalby
Fruit Tree Maintenance Coordinator:
Corinna Wells 556-0010 corinna.wells@gmail.com
Herbs, vines, asparagus and fruiting shrubs.
Web Manager:
Karen Wullf
At-Large Members
Kate Dalby
Marsha Zelmanski
Geri Naymick
Midvale Elementary School & Community Garden:
Gardener’s Agreement, Release and Waiver of Claims
You have applied for and been approved to use one (1) garden plot at the Community Garden located at Midvale Elementary School for the 2019 gardening season.
As a condition of participating, any and all claims for injury or damage must be waived and



In preparation for 2020…………………..  There will not be a board meeting in March so we will meet again April 13th at 6:00 at The Sequoia library. 












All-Gardeners Meeting 2017

It was great seeing some of you folks at the All-Gardeners Meeting on January 30th.

Monica J, our former registrar (more on that in a moment), gave a terrific “how to start your garden indoors” presentation.

Monica J, Midvale Community Garden Committee Member
Monica J, gardener extraordinaire and MCG treasure (Monica, you probably hate this caption — sorry but we’re not changing it -ed)

Not only did we all start leek and/or onion sets, but we also got loads of information about when to plant, how to plant, first and last freeze dates, and the UW Extension Green Thumb classes.

“I don’t know about anyone else’s, but my little seedlings are doing great!” – workshop participant

Monica has agreed to do another seed-starting presentation for the general public at the Sequoya Library in March. We will announce that date here. If you’re interested in starting your garden indoors this year, you won’t want to miss it.

Also at the All-Gardeners Meeting, gardeners were appointed to committee positions.

Monica has indeed stepped down after eight years of impeccable registrar-ing. We celebrated Monica with cake and gifts. Mark H has stepped up to be our new registrar. Hurray for Mark! His initiative is much appreciated.

Charlie B. has stepped down as chair after three great years of leadership. Charlie, thank you so much for your service! Terry R. will assume the chair for the next year.

The amazing Ann K. continues as treasurer, and the talented Najwa C continues as our esteemed tree sprite. We are all extremely thankful to have Matt K. wear the groundskeeper mantle again this year. Kate D. is a valued committee member at-large.

Midvale Garden Committee and All-Gardeners' meeting 2017
This photo captures four MCG committee members — a new record!

Everyone is welcome at the Midvale Garden Committee meetings.

They last one hour and are actually pretty fun. (We know, not what you expected.)

Our next meeting is February 20, 7pm at Sequoya Library.

Join us! It’s energizing to talk garden in the dead of winter.

Quick thank you to all who responded to the garden survey.

Please note: important 2017 garden dates will be updated on the calendar page soon.