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  1. Thanks for sharing this vital information on our local food system. Gardens Project is also adapting to continue food access in a safe and responsible way. Please see the following message for new community gardening protocol.

    ** Please help us spread this information by forwarding it to community gardeners you know. Information & recommendations for response to COVID19 are changing rapidly, Gardens Project staff will continue to do our best to update you when possible** All garden meetings are postponed until further notice.

    Dear Gardeners,

    A mandated shelter in place order is now in effect in Mendocino and Lake Counties. You can still access your garden plot during this time. Gardeners must maintain social distance of 6 ft between you and any individual, and please limit to no more than 5 gardeners in each garden at a time. If you tend your plot, please either bring your own tools or disinfect the shared tools after use. Please be considerate and disinfect the spigots and gate locks after touching them. Remember to wash your hands frequently. You can accomplish this by bringing an alcohol based disinfectant to the garden, or carrying a ziplock back with very soapy water and a washcloth inside. If you feel unwell at all, please stay home.

    The Community Gardens in The Gardens Project Networks are designed and managed to support public health and safety, by creating access to healthy, organic, desirable produce, placemaking, and fostering interconnected communities. The community building that has occurred in the gardens is an asset to resilience during this crisis, but the shared spaces and tools are currently a risk to public health.

    Let Gardens Project know if you are a vulnerable person in need of nutritional assistance. We are connecting with other programs to support our community in novel ways during this crisis. We are responding to emails and checking voicemails regularly.

    Yours in wellness,
    The Gardens Project Team

    Sarah Marshall: (707) 462 – 1958
    Lucy Kramer: (707) 467- 3239
    Maddi Cheek: (707) 413-7030
    Michelle Hablitzel (707) 376 – 8708

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    Estimados jardineros,

    La orden de refugiarse en su propio lugar está ahora firmemente en orden en los condados de Mendocino y Lake. Todavía se puede acceder a la parcela del jardín durante este tiempo. Los jardineros deben mantener la distancia social (6 pies entre usted y cualquier individuo) y por favor limitar a no más de 5 jardineros en cada jardín a la vez. Si usted cuida su parcela, por favor traiga sus propias herramientas o desinfecte las herramientas compartidas después de su uso. Por favor, sea considerado y desinfecte las espigas y cerraduras de las puertas después de tocarlas. Recuerde a lavarse las manos. Usted puede lograr esto trayendo un desinfectante a base de alcohol al jardín, o llevando una bolsita disponible con cierre con jabón revuelto con agua muy jabonosa y un paño. Si te sientes mal, por favor quédate en casa.

    Los Jardines Comunitarios en The Gardens Project Networks están diseñados y administrados para apoyar la salud y la seguridad públicas, creando acceso a productos saludables, orgánicos, deseables, colocación y fomentando comunidades interconectadas. El edificio comunitario que se ha producido en los jardines es un activo para la resiliencia durante esta crisis, pero los espacios y herramientas compartidos son actualmente un riesgo para la salud pública.

    Háble a Gardens Project si usted es una persona vulnerable que necesita asistencia nutricional. Nos estamos conectando con otros programas para apoyar a nuestra comunidad de maneras novedosas durante esta crisis.

    Tuyo en bienestar,

    El equipo del Gardens Project

    Sarah Marshall: (707) 462 – 1958
    Lucy Kramer: (707) 467- 3239
    Maddi Cheek: (707) 413-7030
    Michelle Hablitzel (707) 376 – 8708

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