Login to My Account

Live & Thrive

No one logged in.
Share this web page...

Subscribe to RSS RSS

2 Valuable Garden Resources that you should be familiar with - IF you want to be successful in growing your own food

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
USU SLCo Extension

To my Garden Group: 

Everyone should be acquainted with extremely valuable resources:

  • Utah State University Extension Service 
  • Conservation Garden Park at Jordan Valley, 8275 South 1300 West 
Check out the following FREE classes on Backyard Gardening

You are invited to the next public class series on Backyard Gardening!

When: Tuesdays, May 8, 15, & 22, 12-1 pm
Where: Conservation Garden Park at Jordan Valley, 8275 South 1300 West
Instructor: JayDee Gunnell & Katie Wagner
Cost: FREE

This garden series will explore some of our most popular gardening topics: May 8 and 22 will cover cool and warm season vegetable growing and May 15 will cover growing herbs in the garden. 

To register for this class series, click on the picture below or visit our website: extension.usu.edu/saltlake

Daily Garden Blog is VERY ACTIVE through the fall and winter months!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, November 07, 2011

Check the garden blog on a daily basis, to hear all the latest news.  We continue to be a year round Garden Group for those who are interested in helping us during the fall and winter months. 

Since I know there are a lot fewer people interested during these months, you won't be getting as many emails from me, but I continue to post valuable information almost daily on this blog.

What to expect from this blog during the fall and winter months:



(not just mine but I would LOVE to have you email me your favorite garden recipes and I'll be very happy to post them!)  Especially recipes that include pumpkin, green tomatoes, winter squash, apples and other fall crops.  But not only fall crops, send me any of your favorite recipes for tomatoes, pears, peas, and every other crop that we produce here in Utah.



Garden Knowledge -

I am eager to help you develop valuable gardening skills and while we don't spend as much time in the garden, now is the best time to learn why we do what we do.  I will post valuable tidbits of information to help you learn HOW TO grow a successful garden in northern Utah.



Currently food and produce available -

We continue to get food for our garden members right through the winter.  You won't get it however, unless you ask for it.  Just know that I always have plenty of fresh, delicious bagels, and a limited amount of Artisan Breads (those are mostly available only on Mondays).  Currently I still have LOTS of delicious apples, green and red tomatoes.  I'll put food in the cooler for you if you email me to let me know when you are coming.

Work to be done -

We work inside the greenhouse during the winter AND outside in the gardens (depending on the weather)

Wednesday, Sept 14: Freezer Jam Demonstration, 7:15 pm

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, September 13, 2011



I'll demonstrate how I make lots of super delicious, low in sugar, freezer jam from an assortment of fruits.  Everyone who attends will go home with a small container of this jam along with the recipe.  No charge for garden members to attend. Visitors are welcome (Small fee for non-garden members). 

To RSVP and view details on the Calendar for Wed. Sept 14, click here

"Bee" Event, The Importance of Bees, June 23, 4 - 8 pm

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Slow Food Utah 
Honeybee Festival




June 23, 4:00 - 8:00 pm


Sorenson Unity Center
1383 South 900 West
Salt Lake City


Kid's activities, drawings, tastings, beehive demos, more!


Learn how we can help the honeybees and why 
One out of every Three bites of food is dependent on honeybees.  


"Vanishing of the Bees" movie 
showing at 4:30 and 6:00

Article Calendar


Our Gardens

Upcoming Gardening Events

Garden Work w/ Harvest & Refreshing Lemonade Cucumber Smoothie
Garden Work w/ Refreshments, Harvest & Exotic Seeds!
Garden Work w/ Refreshments, Harvest & Exotic Seeds!
Garden Work, Harvest and Refreshments!
Garden Work w/ Refreshments, Harvest & Exotic Seeds!
Garden Work, Harvest and Refreshments!
Garden Work w/ Refreshments, Harvest & Exotic Seeds!
Garden Work, Harvest and Refreshments!
Garden Work w/ Refreshments, Harvest & Exotic Seeds!
Garden Work, Harvest and Refreshments!

View all Live and Thrive Events

What others are saying…

Excited to watch the plants grow!...More

Gardening is great for the mind and soul...More