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Garden Harvest Work and Tours May 23 - 27
5/22/2013 | Sheryl McGlochlin
Receive lots of Delicious Spring Harvest right now!!
- A huge thanks to all those coming and working in our gardens this past month!
- Our gardens are looking great and everyone is able to enjoy a delicious bounty of harvest IF you'll come!
Mini Farmer's Market and work to do
- Thursday, May 23, 9 - 12 noon, East Millcreek Gardens: Contact: Kim Johnson
- Thursday, May 23, 6 - 8 pm, South Jordan B Garden, 11131 So. 2865 W.
- Friday, May 24, 9 - 10 am, Holladay Gardens
- Saturday, May 25, 2 - 4 pm, Meet at South Jordan C Garden, then hit other gardens nearby
- If you can't attend one of these times, contact the coordinator to work out a time.
- We need your help working in these gardens, for even 30 minutes!
- Email me in advance that you are coming.
Best way to receive produce nearly EVERY week of the year:
East Millcreek Gardens
South Jordan Gardens
West Jordan Garden
Can't find me? Contact one of them.
Work to do this week:
South Jordan Gardens -
West Jordan Garden
Black plastic (currently it's over at the So Jo B Garden until that garden is complete. It needs to be laid down before planting as well.
East Millcreek Gardens
Kim is starting to "hill up" some of the potatoes and putting furrows in our EM B Garden. Contact her to help.
Each of these locations, the assistant OR myself will have a bunch of delicious spring crops to give you for your time and effort!
Welcome to the
Live and Thrive
Working Community Garden Group!
Free to join!
We are a hands-on, working community garden group with lots of flexibility!
All ages and abilities are welcome.
Garden experience and knowledge is helpful but not required.
- love being active and trying new things
- enjoy working outdoors
- want to be more self reliant
- have a passion to learn gardening skills
- want to meet other healthy-minded people
- have a positive attitude and enjoy variety
- love to eat freshly picked harvest that you helped to grow...
then you will fit in well with our group!
How to get started:
- Contact Sheryl for instructions on how to start receiving full benefits!
- Attend as a visitor a few times, if you prefer.
As a visitor, come and take a quick tour or come ready to work with us for all or part of our group work session.
Work with others who have similar abilities, interests and passions.
After attending a few times, registration is required. Struggling financially? Payment plans are offered, if necessary. Contact Sheryl. See contact info at bottom of page.
Our nine gardens are located in Holladay, South Jordan and West Jordan. Work in one location or all of them. It's up to you.
Contribute in a way that works best for you.
Elderly members, for example, have been some of our best workers! They move the work along as they sit on a chair and work in our gardens!
Being in a garden is very therapeutic and working in one is even better!
I hope you’ll join us!
Weekly garden calendar updated often. Schedule increases during peak months
- Valuable knowledge and experience in farming and gardening
- Valuable self reliance skills
- Less visits to a grocery store
- Big savings on groceries
- Tuition discount for healthy eating classes: 6-3-4 Meal Plan Classes
- Learning how to eat less processed foods
- Contributing in a variety of ways using your talents, skills and abilities
- Leadership opportunities
- Working with experienced gardeners
- Delicious harvest
- Mini classes and demonstrations
- Weekly garden tours
- Membership in our Barter Group
Want a Tour?
- We'd love to meet you! Check GARDEN CALENDAR for dates and times. Any time posted on the calendar will be a great time for a tour! Calendar dates increase as we approach peak season
- Join early in the season
- Join as a group of 12 or more, receive the 13th membership FREE!
2017 Garden Classes and Hands On Demonstrations
- January: Intro to Garden Text Book, Winter Gardening in Greenhouses
- February: Working in our Pea Plantation - a Vertical Garden, Protective Gardens, Starting Seedlings Indoors
- March: Using Organic Matter, Soil Types, Garden Layout, Easiest Crops to Grow
- April: Creating a Water-Wise, Weed-free Garden, Compost, Buying seed and plants: When, Where, How much
- May: Tips on Planting, Tilling, Creating Furrows, Best Plant Food, Temperature & Sunlight Tips
- June: Transplanting, Watering Tips for Irrigation, Drip, The do's and don'ts, More Planting Tips
- July: Preserving the Harvest: Drying Methods, Water-Wise Tips, Keeping Plants Healthy
- August: Preserving the Harvest Freezing Methods, Fall Crops to Get Planted
- September: Harvesting Seeds for Spring, Preserving the Harvest: Canning Methods, Starting the Fall Clean Up
- October: Fall Compost, Preserving the Harvest: Easy Potato Cellar Methods, Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter, Part 1
- November: Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter Part 2, Preparing a Garden for Early Spring Planting
January - November
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