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Garden Work Schedule & Tours: March 29 - April 6
3/28/2013 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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Happy Easter!!

I am out of town over the Easter Weekend, however, there are garden members doing a variety of little jobs in several gardens that you can participate in

  • Thursday, March 28,  No garden work today
  • Saturday, March 30,   Easter Weekend, no group garden work today
  • Monday, April 1, 10 AM - 12 Noon: Holladay Gardens & 3 - 6 PM: South Jordan D Garden
  • Tuesday, April 2, 11 AM - 1 PM: Holladay Gardens
  • Wednesday, April 3, 5 - 7:30 PM:  West Jordan and South Jordan (B & C) Gardens
  • Thursday, April 4:  TBA, Wait and see 
  • Friday, April 5:  TBA, Wait and see
  • Saturday, April 6, 2 - 4 PM:  East Millcreek Gardens (A, B, C, D)
Times posted above are when a group of workers will meet. IF you are familiar with what currently needs to be done in a particular garden AND you have contacted me first so I know what you plan to work on, then you can work alone and on your own time. After you work, email to let me know what you got done and basically what the next worker should do when they come.  I depend on our garden members to be my eye's for each garden since it's difficult to visit each garden on a daily basis.  I'll post these group dates on the calendar as well.   

Gardens that have Early Spring Crops planted already:

  • Holladay A Garden - 1200 Square Foot Greenhouse w/ variety of lettuce, carrots, spinach, 60 ft. of garlic, onions, oregano
  • Holladay B Garden - East Side Pea Plantation, strawberries, oregano, rhubarb, chives, concord grapes
  • Holladay C Garden - 30+ early spring crops i.e. variety of lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, carrots, onions, etc.
  • South Jordan A Garden - 30+ early spring crops i.e. variety of lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, carrots, onions, etc.
  • South Jordan B Garden - 3/4 of this garden now planted w/ 30+ early spring crops
  • South Jordan C Garden - West Side Pea Plantation, PLUS 3/4 of this garden planted w/ 30+ early spring crops, Our largest garden

About the Potatoes:

This is 100 lbs. of Potato Seed that I am having brought down from Idaho.  It is not here yet, but will be by next Wed. April 3, which is why we will start planting LOTS of potatoes in several gardens on that day.  

Work to do: 

  • Holladay A Garden:

    Interested in working in or touring the Holladay Gardens?  Contact Xiomara:
    She is overseeing several jobs in these gardens:  Cleaning off a fence to plant beans on, light weeding, emptying some compost bins, raking up fall leaves, etc. 
  • Plant new seed starts to keep in greenhouse - Starting next Wednesday.  Reid is overseeing all work done in the greenhouse, including the watering.  Want to work with him or take a tour of the greenhouse?  Contact Reid at:
  • (NOTE:  We have room for 5000 new little plants in our greenhouse at any one time - This is easy but important garden work that can be done sitting down at a table and possibly work you could do at home.  Want to be trained for this type of work, which will be going on for the next 30 days, let me know. )

  • Holladay B Garden:

    Clean up compost area, rake it up and condense it so it's farther away from our Pea fence.  Clean up west side of garden.  

  • Holladay C Garden:

    Watch for weeds

  • Holladay D Garden: 

    Tilling in compost, garden clean up, prepare to plant.  Anyone have a tiller?

  • South Jordan A Garden:

    Watch for weeds

  • South Jordan B Garden:

    Finish cleaning up the branch pile.  Stack pieces neatly on East side of garden. Cut up wood using a chain saw. These are all branches on the ground.  Plant potatoes Wednesday night, April 3. Light weeding especially around the fence area of the garden.  Lana has been working on this along with some other people.  Call her if you have a chain saw or want to work on this project:  Lana's phone:  801-969-6119

  • South Jordan C Garden:

     Light weeding, Plant potatoes on Wed. evening, April 3.
    - red and yukon gold

  • South Jordan D Garden:  

    Monday, April 1, 3 - 5:30 pm: Create furrows & plant a large variety of Spring Crops. Laura Owens is helping me oversee this work on Monday. Want to help or come and check it out?  Contact: OR just show up

  • East Millcreek Gardens: (A, B, C, D) done all in one day

    Saturday, April 6, 2 - 4 pm - Create furrows, plant a variety of spring crops including 2 kinds of potatoes. Come and get better acquainted with these four east side gardens.  Work in these gardens with Sarah on Friday, March 29, then email:

  • West Jordan Garden

    Wednesday, April 3, Create new furrows, plant spring crops including 2 kinds of potatoes

Is this work close to being finished? 

I know our members have been working on these jobs.  I would be really grateful if someone would tell me the status of these jobs (via email).  Are they half done or all the way done so I can pass this info on to others.  If you want to help with any of these projects, contact me by email or phone:  801-278-5313 OR  

  • Dispose of several bags of black plastic and disposable drip line used from last year's garden at the dump.  A truck is needed.  Located in 3 gardens: Holladay A (in the trailer), So Jo B & C.  Dump fee: Total of $30, which I'll reimburse.  Let me know beforehand if you do this.
  • Compost Bins emptied in Holladay A Garden - smaller compost items taken to Holl. D garden
  • Branch Pile cleaned up in So Jo. B Garden

Scavenger Hunt Items!!

Help us find these items if you can.  Item's we need soon.  Before purchasing anything, check with me first

  • 12 Bails of straw (used for planting potatoes)
  • 40 White storage buckets or empty hard plastic laundry buckets
  • 45  6' green, studded, metal U fence posts - donated if possible - I'll trade harvest
  • 300+ Milk and Juice Containers, Save your gallon AND half gallon size, empty water/juice containers, then if you would, fill them with water.   What they are used for:  1) watering spring crops, if needed, until irrigation water comes in May.   2) A weight, which holds down all the black plastic that we'll be laying down in May in several of our gardens.  Benefits of Black Plastic:  1) eliminates HUNDRED'S of hours of weeding  2) plants thrive due to the warm and moist soil  3) creates a very "water-wise" garden

Garden Addresses:

  • Holladay A - 2836 East Casto Lane (5060 South)
  • Holladay B - 2915 East Casto Lane (5060 South) (Holladay A & B Gardens are 5 houses apart)
  • Holladay C - 2650 East Milo Way (4910 So.)
  • Holladay D - 2225 East Fardown (off 6000 So. and 2300 E.)
  • South Jordan A - 11371 South 2865 West
  • South Jordan B - 11131 South 2865 West  (South Jordan A & B are about 10 houses apart)
  • South Jordan C - 9978 South Redwood Road
  • South Jordan D - 9640 South 1895 West  (South Jordan C & D just 2 blocks from each other)
  • West Jordan - 7180 So. 2881 W.
  • East Millcreek A:  1479 E. Woodland
  • East Millcreek B - 1505 E. Woodland
  • East Millcreek C -  1515 E. Woodland
  • East Millcreek D -  1595 E. Woodland
  • All East Millcreek Gardens on the same street near 3300 South 1300 E. area

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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