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Garden Work & Tours: Week of March 25 - 30, 2013
3/25/2013 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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Work Schedule and Garden Tours this week:

(These are the times we'll be working together AS A GROUP.  If you are new, come and check out our gardens during these times.  Info will be posted on my garden calendar soon!)

  • Monday, March 25, 10 AM - 12 noon - Holladay Gardens
  • Tuesday, March 26,  11 AM - 1 PM - Holladay Gardens
  • Tuesday, March 26, 5 - 7 PM - So Jo Gardens - A, B, C, D - Starting at So Jo D Garden
  • Wednesday, March 27, 5 - 7:30 PM - West Jordan Garden
  • Thursday, March 28,  No garden work today
  • Saturday, March 30,   Easter Weekend, no garden work today

Crops NOW planted

with PLENTY of Early Spring Crops growing: 

  • 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
  • South Jordan A Garden - 30+ early spring crops
  • 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

Work to do: 

Monday - Saturday, March 25 - 30

Weather:  Warmer and Sunnier!

  • Holladay A Garden:

    Empty bigger compost bins by taking the smaller compost i.e. leaves, etc. and putting in white buckets, which will then be taken to Holladay D Garden and tilled into the soil, light weeding and winter cleanup, also...
  • Plant new seed starts
  • (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:

    Light maintenance/cleanup, keep an eye on peas to make sure they are still in the soil 

  • Holladay C Garden:

    Light maintenance, check garden for weeding

  • Holladay D Garden: 

    Take compost-filled buckets from Holladay A garden over to this garden, till in before planting

  • South Jordan A Garden: 

    Light maintenance, check garden for weeding

  • South Jordan B Garden:

    Branch cleanup, lot of branches on the ground to cut and dispose of, Cut wood w/ Chain saw, light weeding, plant potatotes

  • South Jordan C Garden:

     Light weeding, 2 kinds of Potatoes planted - red and yukon gold

  • South Jordan D Garden:  

    Create new furrows, Plant Spring Crops including Potatoes

  • East Millcreek Gardens:

    Saturday, March 30, 2 - 4 pm -  Create new furrows, plant spring crops including potatoes, introduce people to these 4 east side gardens

  • West Jordan Garden

    Create new furrows, plant spring crops including potatoes

Special Projects

Let me know in advance if you can help w/ these special projects.

  • Go to the dump:  Take several bags of black plastic and disposable drip line used from last year's garden in a truck and haul to the dump.  It's all located in 3 gardens: Holladay A, So Jo B & C.  I'll pay dump fee
  • Compost Bins emptied in Holladay A Garden
  • Big Branch Pile: The trees branches are now on the ground. This pile needs to be cleaned up and hauled away as well.   - So Jo B Garden

Prior to working in a garden, email or text me

Items needed for our gardens: 

  • Clean 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 Containers, Gallon AND Half Gallon size, empty water or juice containers filled with water -   1)  used for watering crops until irrigation water comes in.   2) water-filled containers will be used to hold down black plastic in our gardens.  Benefits of Black Plastic:  1) eliminates hundred's of hours of weeding  2) plants thrive since it keeps the soil warm and moist  3) creates a "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 are 2 blocks from each other)
  • West Jordan - 7180 So. 2881 W.
  • East Millcreek Gardens - 3300 South 1300 E. area - Specific addresses posted on calendar soon - these 4 gardens are all on the same street close to each other

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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