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Garden Harvest Work and Tours May 23 - 27
5/22/2013 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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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

When we have a lot of produce we call it a "Mini Farmer's Market"!
Those who have been working in any of our gardens during the past 4 months are entitled to receive some of the harvest.

  • 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:

 Pick a day and garden area to work in, then come often

My assistants:

Holladay Gardens

East Millcreek Gardens

Kim Johnson,

South Jordan Gardens

Betty, Azure, Renee' or me

West Jordan Garden


Can't find me? Contact one of them.

Work to do this week: 

South Jordan Gardens -

Help us this Thursday, May 23, 6 - 8 PM getting all the rest of the garden covered with black plastic, which will eliminate a HUGE weed problem for the rest of the season.  Four rows are currently done but 20+ rows are still needed get finished.   A minimum of 4 people are needed with this task.  This becomes a ONE TIME weeding job since weeds are unable to grow under the black plastic!  This must be done before crops can be planted.  I hope to get to a few other gardens in the area, on this night as well. 

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.

Holladay Gardens

On Tuesday next week (since Monday is a holiday), come and help us work in the Holladay D Garden along with transplanting crops from Holl B to Holl D Garden.  Contact Xiomara, Laura or myself

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.

If you

  • 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!

Garden Calendar

Weekly garden calendar updated often. Schedule increases during peak months

What members are saying

Videos, Articles, Recipes and the latest news!

Benefits include:

  • 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

EXTRA Perks!

  • 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

Crops include

Spring Crops:

Radishes, Broccoli, Cabbage
Onions, Garlic, Peas
Dark Green Leafy Lettuces
Beets, Carrots, Cauliflower
Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard


Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Chives, 
and more…

Summer Crops:

Beans, Corn, Crenshaw
Watermelon, Cantaloupes
Pumpkins, Rhubarb, Eggplant
Squash - Summer and Winter
Peppers, Potatoes, Yams
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions
Strawberries, Grapes

Contact Info:

Sheryl McGlochlin
Live and Thrive



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