THE PATRONAGE SYSTEM
The Patronage System aims at engaging as many inhabitants of Tiszaug as possible in implementing the project called “arboretum village” . We especially want to rely on people who feel strongly about the public interest and are willing to devote their time and energy to develop and embellish the village or even to make a part of their gardens available to this noble objective.
Specifically, people are encouraged to patronise plants in their plots or the adjacent public areas, participate in planting on occasions, and to look after and take care of the plants.
Caretakers confirm their commitments by signing a deluxe album, which will be preserved for posterity in the Mayor’s Office.
People can register for patronage all year. The areas concerned are surveyed (in terms of location, availability of water pipes, electric network and telecommunication cables, proximity of buildings, etc.) in summer, with a line drawing made if necessary. Then the right areas are identified for the right plants, in consideration of individual patronage needs where applicable.
The selected and available plants are usually established after defoliation, mostly in October, partly by patrons and partly by the Local Government’s planting “team”. Planting may also take place in spring as required by the special needs of certain plants or other circumstances.
For the names and addresses of patrons and their plants, view the following link (or the main menu):
Tiszaug holds a Village Day every year, in the second half of August. The names of patrons who properly delivered their commitments for at least a year before the Village Day are selected by a draw. The winners get a prize.
In addition to the patronage system, vegetation in public areas that is not involved in the program is taken over by the Local Government. The related gardening works are carried out by people retained and paid by the Local Government (except for summer watering, which is partly financed by the Local Government but mostly covered by private donations).
(The most common plants are not included in the list.)