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Garden News June 3 LOTS of Harvest Work Tours
6/3/2013 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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  • Help members participate in growing their own food
  • Meeting others who have similar interests and passions
  • Get a great workout outdoors
  • Enjoy a long, abundant, delicious harvest season from now until November
  • Spend less time in a grocery store
  • Help members cut down and even eliminate processed foods from their diet
  • Save serious money on groceries by fixing meals made from garden produce
  • Teach your children how to eat and enjoy produce from our gardens
  • Help members receive plenty of food when they come and work with us in the gardens
  • Easily earn your $100 membership dues back from the money you save on groceries
  • Lose unwanted pounds by eating lots of fresh, wholesome, delicious food from our gardens

WORK TO DO:  JUNE 3 - 8  - SEE GARDEN CALENDAR for details on where to go & when

  • Pick LOTS of peas at BOTH East Side and South Jordan Pea Plantations!
  • Plant summer crops. June 8 - 15 are focused on planting summer crops.   
  • Lay black plastic in some gardens
  • Light weeding
  • Keep irrigation furrows clean and clear
  • Harvest spring crops i.e. salad greens, peas, etc.
  • Hill up potatoes
  • Till one East side garden
  • Install a drip line at our South Jordan E Garden


  • Farmer's Markets are fun to work at
  • Great way to satisfy your garden hours
  • Currently we have SO much food that we have plenty of harvest for garden members and customers. 
  • Having financial difficulty paying $100 membership dues? You may be able to satisfy this obligation as well.  Talk to me.
  • Help needed as early as this Saturday, June 8. 
  • Email me ASAP
  • Work with one other adult.
  • Duties include: booth set up and take down, greet and talk to customers, hand out Garden postcards, sell produce, etc.

PEA PICKING PARTIES are happening ALL THIS WEEK!!  We need you! 

  • Peas are coming on strong and ready to pick in BOTH South Jordan and Holladay Pea Plantations!
  • If possible, come to a scheduled group work session first, so you know what to look for, how big they should be, and socialize with us if you like.
  • Remember, prior to working in any of our gardens, we ask you to RSVP me first and let me know that you plan to attend. 
  • There are PLENTY of peas for everyone, so come!.
  • You'll pick for other members AND take a bunch home for yourself as well.  
  • We especially need children helping to pick peas in Holladay Gardens
  • In So Jo Pea Plantation Garden, we discourage children from working in the peas since there are so many exposed drip lines that are so easy to step on or trip over.  It takes us a long time to get the drip lines back in place once you've disturbed it.
  • Please be careful where you walk and watch out for these fragile drip lines.


  • Currently we have a LOT of Salad Greens available!  RSVP, stop by at your convenience, pick it up TODAY if possible, at my home in Holladay. 
  • Holladay address:  2836 E Casto Lane (5060 So.)
  • I keep it in a blue cooler, just outside my door.  
  • Text or email me in advance so I have plenty of food out there for you. 
  • Also, when you attend a Group Work Session, you will always receive produce. Make sure you RSVP so I bring plenty.
  • If you are working on your own in our gardens OR can't come to a group garden work session, let me know. 
  • Generally another garden member or one of my supervisors may be able to pick up produce for you.  Arrange to pick it up from them. 


Our West Jordan Garden is now part of our 5 South Jordan Gardens, making a total of SIX. 
We are starting to work 4 evenings a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) in these Gardens.
As often as possible, I will provide a pasta dinner on these nights for those who RSVP to work. 
Last Saturday night I prepared an Italian Pasta Dish and served our fresh salad greens with it.  SO delicious!  Even with only 8 people, in just a few hours we got a lot done in 3 gardens during that time.


are coming on in Holladay Gardens.  Help us pick peas and you'll get some strawberries.




 Let me know your schedule AND the area you are able to work:
Choose from either 
1)  South Jordan Gardens, which includes West Jordan Garden
2)  East Side Gardens (Holladay and East Millcreek)


Instead of being overwhelmed with the idea of several gardens, think of them as only TWO gardens: 

1) EAST SIDE GARDENS - which consists of 6 gardens: 2 East Millcreek Gardens, 4 Holladay Gardens
2) SOUTH JORDAN GARDENS - which consists of 6 gardens:  1 West Jordan Garden, 5 South Jordan Gardens

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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