Victory Garden Guidelines

Please keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • There is a limit of four garden plots per household.
  • Piles of black dirt, sand and mulch are available for use in your Victory Garden plot.
  • Please do not use the above listed fills around the perimeter of your garden plot; this is very wasteful.
  • Garden tools and rototillers are available for your use in the garden sheds 1 & 3. Garden shed 2 if for volunteers use only.
  • Please clean garden tools off when you finish using them.
  • Keep plots clean of weeds.
  • Please use the compost areas located by the sheds for your garden waste.
  • Do not use weed killers or other chemicals around your garden plots.
  • Walkway around each garden must be free of any obstacles.
  • Please be sure to have your end of season garden clean up, including removal of fencing, cages and stakes, completed by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Download a flyer with these guidelines to keep for ready reference.

Potpourri

Get Ready for March Madness
March Madness starts Sunday, March 12, 2017. The NCAA has released the first-ever, "in-season" Sweet 16 bracket. View the complete playoff and championship schedule and mark your calendars so you don't miss any of the action.

Travel

It's Cherry Blossom Season
The National Cherry Blossom Festival springs to life March 20 - April 16, 2017, in and around Washington, D.C. It celebrates Tokyo's gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the nation's capital. In addition to the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, the area hosts a number of spectacular events. For more information, check the official website.

Your Money

Are You Overpaying on income Tax?
Did you know that some or all of your Social Security may not be taxable? Calculations are made on adjusted gross income (AGI). See the table midway down the page at the link to determine if a portion of your Social Security income is tax-free.


Take Every Legal Deduction You Can
Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not and is subject to criminal penalties. According to Investopedia, “Tax avoidance is the use of legal methods to modify an individual's financial situation to lower the amount of income tax owed… by claiming the permissible deductions and credits.” View “Top Seven Senior Tax Breaks” at FindLaw, and double-check with your tax preparer to ensure you’re taking full advantage of deductions and credits to which you are entitled.