“Our garden family is open for growth, in both vegetables and friendships, and we’re always welcoming new loving hands to join our community!”
~ written by families about our inclusive community, Summer 2011~
Founded in May 2010 by a dedicated group of stakeholders from Creating Landscapes for Families, the Community Garden is a summer program that aims to help families learn to grow, prepare, and enjoy nutritious food together. Garden families and volunteers meet three times each week at the garden site to plant, weed, water, and harvest, sharing the work on one community plot of land, donated by our partnering farmer, Bob Ackerman.
As the work in the garden is divided equally, the harvest is also divided among participants on a weekly basis, beginning in late July. We offer regular educational experiences about herbs, yoga, cooking, outdoor wonders and more! Monthly potlucks allow families to share recipes made from the garden harvest. A Harvest Dinner is held each year to celebrate the successes of the season and thank our supporters from the community.
News and Events
We have officially opened the garden for the 2012 season! The schedule will run as follows:
• Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30pm
• Saturdays from 9:30am-12 noon
• CATA Bus transportation is available from Second District Elementary School parking lot at the corner of South Main and Linden St. Pick up times are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45pm and Saturdays at 9:45am.
Potlucks are held on the third Saturday of each month at the garden site from 12-2pm. The 2012 potluck dates will be: June 16th, July 21st, & August 18th. The third annual Harvest Celebration will be held on September 29, from 2 - 10 p.m.
For more up to date garden information, schedule changes, and current events, please visit our Facebook page
and our blog.
Save this date!
First Potluck of the season!
Tuesday, May 7th
from 5~7 pm
at the Ackerman Farm.
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