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March 8, Saturday, 1 -3 PM: Garden Work to do, Lunch, Holladay Tour

Sheryl McGlochlin - Friday, March 07, 2014

 Live and Thrive

Working Community Garden Group

Weekly Newsletter

Garden tours, work to do, food, etc. 

Garden members and non-members are invited!

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What's happening in the gardens this week and work to do: 

Saturday, March 8, 1 - 3 PM

We'll do a quick tour of the Holladay A & B Gardens but spend MOST of our time in Holladay C Garden

NOTE:  If you can work in Holladay A & B Gardens anytime early next week (preferably Monday through Wednesday), during daylight hours, let me know.  You may be working on your own but if you'll come during our group Saturday work session, you'll see exactly what needs to be done next week.

Where to find us:

1 - 1:10 PM: Holladay A Garden:  2836 E Casto Lane (5060 South)

Meet me back near the greenhouse in my backyard. I'll show you how fast the garlic is coming up along with a lot of our early spring crops i.e. spinach, lettuce and other salad greens in the greenhouse. Not time to harvest yet. We need to gather some tools and supplies together then quickly head over to Holladay B Garden, about 2 minutes away. Most of the work that needs to be done in this garden will happen during the week next Monday - Wednesday.

1:15 - 1:30 PM:  Holladay B Garden, 2650 East Milo Way

I'll quickly show you what needs to be done in this garden and drop off some tools and equipment. Check out all the peas we planted a few weeks ago. Most of the work in this garden will also happen next week during the week.  We also need to load up a whole bunch of bricks from this garden and take over to the Holladay C Garden.

1:35 - 3 PM:  Holladay C Garden, 2225 East Fardown (near 6000 So. 2300 E. area)

Follow me over to this garden, approx. 5 minutes from the other 2 gardens. This is where we will spend the bulk of our time. 

Specific Work to be done in all 3 gardens: 

Holladay A

  • Fix hole in greenhouse roof - 
  • Set auto timer for drip line system in greenhouse - 
  • Light weeding in greenhouse:  32 rows
  • Light weeding in and around 60 ft. of garlic patch
  • Take Pitch Fork to B Garden
  • Take extra fence posts to B Garden
  • Take zip ties to B Garden
  • Take several seed packages of early spring veggies to C Garden
  • Take tools to loosen dirt in B Garden
  • Take fence post pounder to B Garden

Holladay B

  • Use pitch fork to tidy up compost pile
  • Move it away from peas
  • Many of the peas we planted a few weeks ago need to be covered again. Rain exposed them.
  • Fix a few fence posts w/ zip ties
  • Pound in a few fence posts to help secure fence

NOTE: If anyone has ANY extra fence posts or 4' rebar they can donate, let me know.

Load bricks into my white truck - to take to C Garden

Holladay C

  • Straighten black plastic that is currently in this garden
  • Secure it with bricks
  • Use action hoes in between black plastic to loosen dirt
  • Create furrows
  • Plant more spinach, lettuce, other salad greens

LUNCH SERVED AFTER 1:35 PM IN THIS GARDEN

NOTE:

Once this garden is planted, all 3 Holladay Gardens will have tossed salad greens and other early spring crops growing in them and will be harvested mostly in April, May and June.

All of the South Jordan Gardens will be planted in mid-May with lots of summer crops.

Other things we need help with next week:

Need help hauling horse manure...

a short distance from the Equestrian Park in South Jordan over to TWO of our South Jordan Gardens BEFORE we till these gardens.  If you have a TRUCK and can take a load and just dump it on the garden anytime during next week let me know.  We will spread it out all over the garden as a group. 

About the Wheeler Farm CSA Open House….

I need to get the banner and postcards back from you soon.  Bring them tomorrow if you are coming or let me know when I can get them.  Need them soon. 

Help needed with another upcoming Fair

Friday, March 21, 8 - 5 PM or any part of that day.  Held in Sandy, Utah at the Larry Miller Convention Center near I-15 and 9300 South.  


Garden News June 3 LOTS of Harvest Work Tours

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, June 03, 2013



MY VISION:

  • Help members participate in growing their own food
  • Meeting others who have similar interests and passions
  • Get a great workout outdoors
  • Enjoy a long, abundant, delicious harvest season from now until November
  • Spend less time in a grocery store
  • Help members cut down and even eliminate processed foods from their diet
  • Save serious money on groceries by fixing meals made from garden produce
  • Teach your children how to eat and enjoy produce from our gardens
  • Help members receive plenty of food when they come and work with us in the gardens
  • Easily earn your $100 membership dues back from the money you save on groceries
  • Lose unwanted pounds by eating lots of fresh, wholesome, delicious food from our gardens

WORK TO DO:  JUNE 3 - 8  - SEE GARDEN CALENDAR for details on where to go & when

  • Pick LOTS of peas at BOTH East Side and South Jordan Pea Plantations!
  • Plant summer crops. June 8 - 15 are focused on planting summer crops.   
  • Lay black plastic in some gardens
  • Light weeding
  • Keep irrigation furrows clean and clear
  • Harvest spring crops i.e. salad greens, peas, etc.
  • Hill up potatoes
  • Till one East side garden
  • Install a drip line at our South Jordan E Garden

HELP NEEDED, starting Sat. June 8: FARMER'S MARKETS

  • Farmer's Markets are fun to work at
  • Great way to satisfy your garden hours
  • Currently we have SO much food that we have plenty of harvest for garden members and customers. 
  • Having financial difficulty paying $100 membership dues? You may be able to satisfy this obligation as well.  Talk to me.
  • Help needed as early as this Saturday, June 8. 
  • Email me ASAP
  • Work with one other adult.
  • Duties include: booth set up and take down, greet and talk to customers, hand out Garden postcards, sell produce, etc.


PEA PICKING PARTIES are happening ALL THIS WEEK!!  We need you! 

  • Peas are coming on strong and ready to pick in BOTH South Jordan and Holladay Pea Plantations!
  • If possible, come to a scheduled group work session first, so you know what to look for, how big they should be, and socialize with us if you like.
  • Remember, prior to working in any of our gardens, we ask you to RSVP me first and let me know that you plan to attend. 
  • There are PLENTY of peas for everyone, so come!.
  • You'll pick for other members AND take a bunch home for yourself as well.  
  • We especially need children helping to pick peas in Holladay Gardens
  • In So Jo Pea Plantation Garden, we discourage children from working in the peas since there are so many exposed drip lines that are so easy to step on or trip over.  It takes us a long time to get the drip lines back in place once you've disturbed it.
  • Please be careful where you walk and watch out for these fragile drip lines.

RECEIVE HARVEST, How to

  • Currently we have a LOT of Salad Greens available!  RSVP, stop by at your convenience, pick it up TODAY if possible, at my home in Holladay. 
  • Holladay address:  2836 E Casto Lane (5060 So.)
  • I keep it in a blue cooler, just outside my door.  
  • Text or email me in advance so I have plenty of food out there for you. 
  • Also, when you attend a Group Work Session, you will always receive produce. Make sure you RSVP so I bring plenty.
  • If you are working on your own in our gardens OR can't come to a group garden work session, let me know. 
  • Generally another garden member or one of my supervisors may be able to pick up produce for you.  Arrange to pick it up from them. 

SOUTH & WEST JORDAN WORK:

Our West Jordan Garden is now part of our 5 South Jordan Gardens, making a total of SIX. 
We are starting to work 4 evenings a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) in these Gardens.
As often as possible, I will provide a pasta dinner on these nights for those who RSVP to work. 
Last Saturday night I prepared an Italian Pasta Dish and served our fresh salad greens with it.  SO delicious!  Even with only 8 people, in just a few hours we got a lot done in 3 gardens during that time.

STRAWBERRIES

are coming on in Holladay Gardens.  Help us pick peas and you'll get some strawberries.

UPDATED SUMMER CALENDAR:

 Go to:  GARDEN CALENDAR

GROUP TIMES DON'T WORK FOR YOU?  NO WORRIES!

 Let me know your schedule AND the area you are able to work:
Choose from either 
1)  South Jordan Gardens, which includes West Jordan Garden
OR
2)  East Side Gardens (Holladay and East Millcreek)

NOW ONLY 2 GARDENS -


Instead of being overwhelmed with the idea of several gardens, think of them as only TWO gardens: 

1) EAST SIDE GARDENS - which consists of 6 gardens: 2 East Millcreek Gardens, 4 Holladay Gardens
2) SOUTH JORDAN GARDENS - which consists of 6 gardens:  1 West Jordan Garden, 5 South Jordan Gardens






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





Herbs: 

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

Email:

Website:

Cell Phone: 
801-278-5313

Website Calendar:


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Receive email reminders here:  Healthy Eating & Gardening Meetup Group






Help us with harvesting lots of delicious food this week!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, August 14, 2012

 


Thanks for your patience.  I'm back from Florida now.  Just in time to start harvesting a lot of food!

I have updated the GARDEN CALENDAR for the next several weeks.

Take a minute to click on the link above and look at it.  Let me know when you would like to come help us in the gardens and pick up some food.  You'll love this delicious harvest that is ripening quickly!

Remember, we need your help with harvesting this food and/or some light garden maintenance.


If you are also interested in doing a "bagel pickup" from Riches Bagels during the week, let me know. Flexible schedule for picking up the food.  It then needs to come to my home in Holladay, after you have taken what you would like. 

Riches Stores located at: 

6200 So. Highland Drive
8700 So. Highland Drive

Other valuable garden links:  



Garden Calendar 


Most Urgent Garden Work To Do - As we start picking more fruit and need to schedule additional days, I'll update this blog. 


Coordinator Contact Info (Garden, Coordinator, Phone, Email)


Garden Addresses - Print this for your records

Tuesday, July 31, 2012: Harvest Distribution and Garden Work - Tonight in South Jordan Gardens

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Harvest & Garden work, Come and help and you'll be rewarded well!

EVERY Tuesday night: 6:30 - sunset: South Jordan Garden Blitz & Harvest Distribution

Held every Tuesday evening through September 1st (may be longer).

(We start at So Jo A, then go to So Jo B, then go to So Jo C Garden)


This Wednesday 8 - 9:30 am: Holladay Garden Blitz & Harvest Distribution

Plan to come and check in with me first, here at the Holladay A Garden (my home).

Many hands really do make the work go fast and easy! 

  • We ask for your help for at least 15 - 30 minutes, or longer if you can stay.
  • Come anytime during the evening.
  • If you'll RSVP, we'll reserve a portion of the harvest for you!
  • Type of work to do:  Harvest crops and help us weed
  • Even if you can't kneel down and work, there is still plenty you can do to help us out, so come! 
  • If you can't come and work during these dates and locations, please email me and let me know when you can come and work and pick up food.



Harvest this week includes cucumbers, carrots, plums, yellow squash, zucchini, jalapeno peppers and more! 


Addresses: 


South Jordan C Garden, is just a 5-minute drive from So Jo A & B Gardens. 

RSVP if possible so I know how much food to bring for everyone.

Join us ANYTIME during the evening and stay as long as you like. 

We will be in one of these 3 gardens unless it's raining!
Call me if necessary (if you can't find us):  My cell  801-278-5313.


About our 3 "So Jo Gardens"...

as we like to call them:  They are the largest of our 14 gardens and are producing a LOT of crops.
I will be doing weekly "So Jo Garden Blitz Parties" since these 3 gardens need a lot of consistent attention this summer.
As we are able to stay in control of these gardens AND get enough people to help us, we'll send a crew over to work in the West Jordan Garden as well.
Let me know if you'd like to work there.





Millcreek (33rd So.) Garden Work and Harvest Distribution:

Feel free to help Dave, our 33rd South Garden Coordinator, and his crew, EVERY Tuesday and Saturday morning from 8 - 10 am. 

Do you have a garden you'd like to work in this week?  Email me and let me know!


You can work any daylight hours Monday - Saturday.

PLEASE Do NOT pick any of the watermelons, cantaloupe and winter squash!!


We will let you know when they are ready. 

Learn more about WHEN TO PICK MELONS & PUMPKINS

We are growing Melons and Winter Squash in many of our gardens this year.  I'm trying to get a bunch of signs posted to remind everyone to "DON'T PICK THESE CROPS!"

It's very understandable why people pick these crops since this is what they look like in the grocery store, however, "home-grown" vrs "store-bought" MELONS and WINTER SQUASH are very different! 
We'll let you know when we are ready to pick these plants, just keep your eyes open and don't let anyone pick any of these until you hear from me.  We are watching these plants very closely.

Urgent Work in Gardens this week, Tues. - Sat. May 29 - June 2

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, May 29, 2012
No Garden work in 3300 So. Gardens for a few weeks - these gardens are all planted and being watered

Holladay Gardens -

Urgent work! Contact me if you can help (I have to be gone every morning this week but will be home after 12 noon each day.  If you have worked in the Holladay Gardens before, let me know, since you may be able to work in the morning without me.)

Work to be done: 
Till Holladay C & D gardens - Urgent work since the tiller needs to be returned soon
Pick lettuce in the greenhouse
Plant tomatoes in all 4 Holladay Gardens
Pea picking party starts SOON in Holladay B Garden 
Minor weeding
Cut garlic and chives

Be a runner this week!

 
Bricks and rocks (the size of a 1/2 brick) need to be taken to So. Jordan C garden - to hold the black plastic in place so we don't have to weed there at all this summer.  If you have any left over bricks or rocks the size of an adult fist that you can take over and leave inside the BIG gate, closest to Orchard View Dr. entrance to the garden, let me know.

Pick up ALL the plants from West Jordan Garden and take to Garden Headquarters:  Holladay A Garden (plants are located along the east side of the house. These are the plants we received from West Jordan School High School)

One of these flats of tomatoes needs to go to the WVC garden to get planted soon
One flat of tomatoes goes to Riverton garden to get planted
One flat of tomatoes goes to SJ B garden to be planted Thursday night
Help us make sure all of these plants get watered each day due to warmer temperatures this week
We're trying to get them ALL in the ground THIS week!

May 31, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm:  Chicken Enchilada Dinner, South Jordan B Garden Work Party

Help us with weeding before we finish laying black plastic then get plants in.  We'll do this all in one night. This is another big Blitz night like we had a last week at South Jordan C Garden.  It's awesome when 20 people are working hard and all the work gets done quickly!!  There's plenty to do so please RSVP and come.  I'll bring the dinner!!  Remember:  All of our South Jordan Gardens are the very largest and most demanding until we get them planted.


Online Garden Class - presented March 5, 2012

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, March 06, 2012

 

 

This is a one-hour Garden Class I presented in my Greenhouse that was published nationwide

When can Garden Members who work all day, Monday - Friday work in the Gardens?

Sheryl McGlochlin - Friday, February 24, 2012

 

 

A lot of our members work 8 - 5 shifts, Monday - Friday so no worries there.  Once we get into the main garden season (April - October), when there is a lot more light in the evening, we'll offer MANY opportunities to work at night.  Even our greenhouse in Holladay has lights in it, so you can work in there until 10 pm right now if we needed help.  The Gardens are closed on Sunday since all of our gardens belong to private home owners and they have been very generous to let a bunch of strangers work in their gardens Monday - Saturday, so we try to give them at least one day a week without strangers in their backyard.

How to recycle things you thought you had to throw away - Watch this video....

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, February 16, 2012

Besides the items on this video, there are several things we can use in our gardens that you may not want to throw away quite yet.

Don't bring them to me yet, but in the next few weeks I'll show you on this blog what we do with these items.

  • Old newspapers
  • Plastic gallon milk or juice containers (rinsed out)
  • Half Gallon milk containers - plastic or cardboard, (rinsed out)
  • Pint size milk containers - (rinsed out)
  • Dryer Lint - keep stashing it in a gallon size plastic ziplock bag
  • Plastic water bottles
  • 100 % polyester fabric

 

New potential garden members: Learn more about our organization right now!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I am very excited to have you join our Community Garden Group this year and work with you.

I'll be posting more info in this blog during the next few weeks to make sure everyone gets their questions answered.

If you have a question that is not answered in the links below, will you send it to me in an email and I'll post the question and the answer for everyone to see. 

During the month of January I have had a very limited amount of time to work on Garden related things since I've been out of town a lot lately and I'm busy producing a lot of garden videos with professional video specialists.


There are plenty of things you can do to learn more about our garden group.

Please take a few minutes, if you would, and go to my website to learn more about our organization.


1)  You'll learn a lot about our group by watching a few recent garden videos we've made at: http://liveandthrive.com/Gardening/Home

2)  If you like what you see, you can register for our garden group on my website homepage, either as a "Working Garden Member" or as a Non-Working Garden Member".

3)  Learn about our garden group from my daily journal garden blogs that I posted throughout the 2011 year.

Our 2012 Garden Season will begin on Saturday, February 4th. We'll start to open all 14 of our gardens one by one starting Feb. 4th.  Some gardens won't be ready to work in until late March, depending on the weather and snow conditions.

Beginning in February, I will start posting daily garden blogs, setting up garden tours, orientation classes, meeting garden supervisors, and announce other garden classes i.e. how to start growing your own food from seed, how to plant peas by President's Day and several other early spring garden chores that will start in February and March.

I need the rest of January to finish producing some garden videos with video specialists.  These videos will be posted on my website and will be made available to our members and potential members, making it much easier for more people to receive info about us and learn about our organization without always having to contact me personally OR come to our Holladay Gardens.

A HUGE Thank you to so many garden members!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Friday, June 17, 2011

We had a GREAT turnout today in both South Jordan Gardens, West Jordan A Garden and Holladay Gardens!

Not just today but for several days we have had LOTS of members all moving this work forward, a one small piece at a time!  It's impressive to watch everything get done by young and old, male and female!  We are like a bunch of little ants that conquer a huge mountain, one small step at a time!


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