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SUMMER PASTA SALAD - WATERMELON Garden Dinner - Work South Jordan
6/24/2013 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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FREE Event!  You are invited!

11371 South 2865 W., South Jordan

June 25, Tuesday

6 - 9 PM

Bring a friend!

Where to go first: 

We will meet and stay here this evening. Bring any friends and family to help us work!  RSVP if you can come so I know how much food to bring.  

Where to find us:

Come around to the back, past the yard and into the garden area. 

We have plenty of food to give to everyone who comes!  Help us for as long as you are able. 

If you are able to come on your own and work throughout the week, let me know!  

About the harvest you'll receive:

Besides a delicious dinner, I have PLENTY of freshly cut lettuce and peas for those who come!  Make sure you RSVP.

About the work:

Help us weed this garden and harvest a lot of the spring crops that have been growing here.  There is still plenty of time to get a summer garden planted in here.  If it's not windy, we'll try and lay down black plastic on the weeded rows so we don't have to weed anymore in this garden!!

We grow an abundance of food on our 3 acres of land - which is divided into several gardens in South and West Jordan, Holladay and East Millcreek area.

If you are passionate about growing your own food and eating a lot of delicious harvest, please come and get acquainted with our Community Working Garden Group!

No prior experience or knowledge is required since you'll be mentored by experienced garden members and farmers.

Learn more about the benefits you'll receive from joining our group.

Now in our 6th year, we are producing a larger variety of harvest, with more land than ever before. 

You are invited to join us, drastically cut your food bill, eat healthier, relieve stress, get outdoors, give your children something to do besides play with their electronic toys, and gain valuable skills growing your own food!

Not a member?  No worries.  Come and get acquainted for FREE the first time to see if we are right for you.

Once you've attended and want to join, register online or in person as an MEMBER and start receiving full benefits year round!

2013 Garden Classes,“Hands On” Demos

Saturdays, 2 - 4 pm, more classes will be added during the growing season

January: Garden Text Book, Protective Gardens i.e. Greenhouses, etc.

February: Vertical Gardens, Protective Gardens, Starting Seedlings Indoors

March: Using Organic Matter, Soil Types, Garden Layout, Easiest Crops to Grow

April: Water-Wise No-Weed Garden, Compost, Buying plants: Where, When, & How

May: Successful Planting Tips, Tilling, Furrows, Best Plant Food, Temperature & Sunlight

June: Transplanting, Watering Do’s/Don’ts: Irrigation, Drip, More Planting Tips

July: Preserve the Harvest by Drying, Water-Wise Tips, Keeping Plants Healthy

August: Preserve the Harvest by Freezing, Fall Crops to Start Growing

September: Harvest Seeds for Spring, Preserve Harvest: Canning, Cleaning Up

October:  Fall Compost, Preserve Harvest: Easy Potato Cellars, Gardens to Bed

November: Putting a Garden to Bed, Preparing Gardens for Early Spring Planting

NOTE:  If you missed something, let me know.  We'll be doing make up classes throughout the year.

Spring Crops Grown: 

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 Grown:

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

Sheryl McGlochlin
Live and Thrive




Meetup Calendar:

Website Calendar:

What to bring: 

  • Garden gloves (I have some for you to use if you don't have any)
  • Water bottle
  • Shoes that can get muddy
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Type of food you'll receive: 

  • Produce - Enjoy harvesting and eating any crops ready to pick
  • Breads and baked goods -  Local businesses trade baked goods with us (Great Harvest Bread, Riches Bagels, etc.)
  • Soup! Hot, delicious, healthy, hearty, homemade soup generally made from ingredients from last year's harvest!
  • Outside garden work is weather dependent.
  • Greenhouse garden work is not weather dependent: Planting or other work may be done regardless of the weather.

You'll like our Working Garden Group if you...

  • enjoy being outdoors
  • want a fun way to exercise
  • love connecting with nature by working with soil, rocks, plants, etc.
  • aren't afraid of hard work
  • desire to eat an abundance of food you've helped grow yourself
  • love saving money on food
  • are eager to learn valuable gardening skills for you and your family
  • need an effective way to relieve stress and tension

I love my children learning that food comes from plants rather than the supermarket.  Also, the garden group is full of lots of fun people.