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2016 Live and Thrive Membership, Mission, Goals, Values

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, March 14, 2016

Live and Thrive

Sheryl McGlochlin

Providing many opportunities

 to be healthy and active outdoors.

To create new friendships,

to become self reliant & self sufficient. 

To work, play, eat and learn together

through outdoor adventures, 

recreation and community gardens.

Community Gardens

  • Created for working garden members to work often, gain valuable, hands-on experience, skills, and knowledge
  • Members receive all of the fruits of their labors
  • Established August 2007
  • 9 years of delicious, freshly-picked garden harvest, work, classes, workshops, new friends, etc.
  • Assortment of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers are grown
  • Membership open year round
  • Work and schedule is flexible
  • The more one works in the gardens, the more one learns, the more harvest one receives
  • FAQ for our Community Garden Group

Holladay A Garden, 2836 East Casto Lane 5060 South

  • 1200 sq. ft. high tunnel cold frame Greenhouse
  • Micro irrigation system
  • Additional outdoor gardens
  • Year round indoor garden

Holladay B Garden, 2225 East Fardown (6100 South)

  • Open March - November

South Jordan Garden, 11131 South 2865 West

  • Largest garden 
  • Open April - November

West Jordan Garden, 2881 West 7180 South

  • Open April - November
  • Irrigation system

Outdoor Adventures

  • Created to help members be active outdoors by learning, practicing and enjoying a variety of sports and survival skills
  • Members with a wide range of ability and skill are encouraged to attend
  • Members develop self reliance skills, new friendships, stronger, healthier bodies and minds
  • Established June 2003
  • 13 years of outdoor recreation, activities, classes, adventures, trips, etc.
  • Membership open year round
  • 400+ outings and events offered every year
  • The more one participates, the stronger and more confident one becomes.

Adventures & outings include: 

  • hiking
  • biking
  • downhill skiing
  • camping
  • snowshoeing
  • kayaking
  • stand up paddle surfing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • canyoneering
  • scuba diving
  • zipfy sledding
  • zip lining
  • photography
  • boating
  • wake boarding
  • water skiing
  • wake surfing
  • night walks
  • night hikes
  • swimming
  • Dutch oven cooking
  • gardening
  • emergency preparedness skills

Benefits:

Hands-on garden experience

  • Weekly opportunities to work in our gardens
  • Simple ways to try this at home
  • How to start small
  • Creating and finding containers
  • Working with raised beds
  • Discovering creative garden tips
  • Learning simple soil tests to try at home
  • How to amend the soil
  • Easy backyard composting
  • Mulch & manure
  • Learning what grows in each season
  • Growing from seed
  • Transplanting & hardening off
  • Buying starts
  • Finding, saving and storing seeds
  • Learning how to layout a summer, spring and fall garden
  • Easy year round planting tips

Outdoor Activities

  • Helping members to be active and stay healthy.
  • Opportunities to attend hundreds of outings each year. 
  • Events, outings, classes, and activities organized 52 weeks of the year.
  • Many opportunities and invitations to meet others and develop new relationships. 
  • Outings designed for easy to moderate skill levels.
  • Flexible and accommodating for a wide range of ability and age. 

Garden Treats

Treats may include smoothies, salads, desserts, snacks, main dishes, etc. 

Offered to members regularly as a token of our appreciation.

Members receive recipes, ideas and tips on how to use the harvest

Barter, Trade, Sell Services

  • Participating members write a list of their wishes, wants, desires, needs, etc.
  • Members are asked to share information regarding their talents, skills, education, background, expertise, knowledge, resources, and interests to help us get better acquainted and make connections with others.

Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations

  • Hands-on experience, work sessions, fairs, outings, events, etc. are just some ways members are able to learn and explore new sports or garden skills.
  • Attend often.  Learn a lot. 
  • Online calendars are updated often.

Urban Homesteading

  • Become more self reliant, self sufficient
  • Learn the 3 R’s of Sustainability:  Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Backyard Chickens
  • Bee Keeping
  • Cheese making 
  • and much more….

Preservation Skills

  • Learn critical skills on preserving the harvest
  • Skills of canning, juicing, freezing, drying are taught

Self reliance skills

  • Learn how to be better prepared emotionally, financially, socially, physically, spiritually and mentally for upcoming challenges, trials, emergencies, hardships

Emergency preparedness skills

• Emergency Preparedness Quiz - How prepared are you?

• Organizing Financial Matters & Important Documents

• Preparing Financial Reserves

• Basic Rule of 3’s: 4 THREE’S to remember when planning for any kind of emergency

• Emergency Water:  Home Storage and Emergency Disinfection

• Finding Shelter. Being Storm Safe: Safe Havens in Heat Wave, Thunderstorm/Lightning, Hurricane, Tornado, Winter Storm

• Leaving or staying put: 1) a place to stay safe in 2) an evacuation

• Evacuation “To Go” Box

• 72 Hour Emergency Kit

• Basic First-Aid Supplies & Medications

• Emergency Vehicle Kit

• Youth Emergency Backpack

• Child Emergency Preparedness

• Floods

• Earthquakes

• 12 Step Preparedness Plan

• Clothing and Bedding Checklist

• Hand Warmers

  • Emergency Blankets

• Basics of Home Storage - Containers, what can be stored, how long to store food

• Food Planning Guide

• Three-month supply of food that is part of a normal daily diet

• Longer-term supply of basic food items

• Garden Planning Guide

• CERT - Where to find this training program (Community Emergency Response Team)

• Basic Survival Tips

• Animal First Aid Kit

• Water in an Emergency

• Food in an Emergency

• Power Outages - What to do

• Communication: ways to communicate w/ family after a disaster

• Family Emergency Plan

• Emergency “Porta Potty” Kit Contents

• Favorite Resources and Products

• Ham radios, benefits, becoming an operator

• Block captains, where to find one in your neighborhood, what they do, why you need to know

• Neighborhood Watch Programs - in your own neighborhood

• Dutch Oven and Outdoor Cooking - easy ways to practice Dutch Oven cooking skills in your own kitchen, simple recipes, dinner & instruction held in my Holladay backyard

• Camping trips

  • Camping classes

• Food Preservation - Samples

• Food & Water Storage Display/Demo

• Invites to community Emergency Preparedness Fairs

a 5 day Survival Backpack with 64 items (food, water, first aid, & warmth) available to purchase, $79 + tax.  Excellent starter kit that can easily be customized with more items to fit your personal needs.

On-the-job training opportunities

  • Seeking employment or volunteer opportunities in any of these related fields?  Let me know. 
  • Members have received job offers - in part from our positive recommendations, job referrals and endorsements.

Meal Planning

  • Learn ways to prepare and eat simple meals from garden produce.
  • Discover ways of storing food and how it saves you serious money grocery money.
  • Save serious money by learning how to wean yourself off grocery stores and restaurants.
  • Learn about and implement the “6-3-4 Meal Plan” (6 minute prep time, $3/meal, enough to feed a family of 4… or larger)

Greenhouses & Hoop Houses

  • Benefits
  • Difference between hoop houses & high tunnel cold frame greenhouse
  • Materials you need
  • Making a small, simple hoop house
  • Where to find and buy materials for ANY size hoop house or greenhouse
  • How to DIY

Back to basics

  • Getting motivated to learn and practice simple, easy, daily tasks you can do each day that help you get back to the basics.

Fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers

  • In addition to regular full time gardens, seasonal garden properties we acquire give us more fruits and vegetables.

Eating freshly-picked harvest

  • The downside to eating freshly-picked garden produce is never wanting to buy it from a store again!

Garden meals & easy recipes

  • Feeding garden members is something I love to do!
  • I love sharing garden meals or treats
  • It’s my way of expressing gratitude for the hard work members do. 
  • Come often and let me feed you!
  • All kinds of fun edible treats will come your way.

Planting crops year-round

  • Planting and harvesting crops happens the entire year
  • Learn where to plant, when to plant, how to plant, what to plant, etc.

Leadership & teaching opportunities

Interested in teaching opportunities? Tell me.

Leadership opportunities are always available.

Contact me.

Creative Nature Date Virtual Tour - Help wanted!

  • Question: What happens when you combine a Hiking Guide with a Creative Dating Instructor?  
  • Answer: A Creative Nature Date
  • As a hiking guide and past creative dating instructor I am always looking for the perfect date with a secret destination in nature. 
  • To qualify it has to be unique, easy-to-get-to, less traveled, inexpensive and very beautiful! 
  • These dates are perfect for any nature lover. 
  • The perfect companion is someone you love like a sweetheart, child, grandchild, friend, etc. 
  • Enjoy a memorable, fun, peaceful, private picnic! 
  • Creative dating destinations are all less than 1/2 mile hike from a trailhead, located in the Wasatch Mountains near the Salt Lake valley.
  • Help wanted: I need a videographer to help me create this virtual tour so I can share this with more people. Contact me if interested.

Garden Calendars: 

Calendar events are updated often

FYI:

  • Be the first to know! Receive email notifications for updated and new garden work sessions, activities, outings, classes, workshops, etc. as soon as they are posted! 
  • Service provided for our Healthy Eating & Gardening Meetup group only
  • $5/year meetup fee for this service

Contact info:

Cell: 801-278-5313 - Call or text

Email: sheryl@liveandthrive.com

Website: liveandthrive.com

How to get started:

  • Go to GARDEN CALENDARS online - 2 calendars to view
  • Choose an outing to attend
  • RSVP via text or email - 
  • Attend a FREE garden outing (check us out first!)
  • Pick your membership - 3 memberships to choose from
  • You may upgrade to another membership anytime you like
  • Register online or in person
  • Come often - the more you come, the more you benefit!
  • When children are attending, let me know in advance (12 & under)

1) FULL BENEFIT MEMBERSHIP

  • $100/person/year
  • $400/family/year
  • 12 month membership starting at time of registration
  • VIP member with first priority and access to harvest, meals, and all services.
  • Priority for harvest
  • Free classes, workshops, demonstrations, emergency prep. class, outdoor activities and outings, etc.
  • Harvest and meals are reserved for those who work in the our gardens

2) BASIC MEMBERSHIP

  • $35/year/person
  • Barter/Sell/Trade Membership
  • Membership starts at time of registration - good for 12 months
  • Limited amount of harvest
  • 1/2 price on classes, workshops, demonstrations
  • Harvest and meals are reserved for those who work in the our gardens

3) FREE MEMBERSHIP

  • Contact me in advance to let me know if you would like to come and work for a little while or  come and take a short tour.
  • As always come and stay as long as you like.
  • RSVP if possible by text, email, etc. 

Support Live and Thrive Community Gardens!

Donations are always accepted.

Credit Card/Check/Cash Accepted



April Gardening Tips

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, April 21, 2014

April Gardening Tips


  • Remove weeds from the garden and ornamental beds early.

  • Start a new compost pile for use later in the season.

  • Plant semi-cool crops such as cauliflower, carrots, beets, lettuce, parsley, parsnip, salsify, endive, potatoes and Swiss chard.

  • Start an asparagus bed in a trench composed of the existing soil mixed with organic matter and an all-purpose fertilizer.

  • Aerate the lawn to promote air and water movement, decrease thatch, increase fertilizer penetration and prepare to apply pre-emergent.

  • Apply a pre-emergent to turfgrass the first of April, and again the first of June, to control crabgrass and spurge.

  • Wait to cut back foliage of spring blooming bulbs such as daffodils and tulips until the leaves turn yellow or die back.

  • Prune shrubs that bloom after June 1st.

  • Get some new strawberry plants for the berry patch. 

  • Set mower height to 2-2 ½” tall.

  • Harden off early tomato seedlings by exposing them to temps 40-50’F for three hours per day, second week of April.

  • Pansies and cold tolerant flowers become available at local nurseries.

  • Sow squash, melon and cucumber seeds indoors.

  • Aerate turf grass.

  • Transplant early tomatoes into walls of water or other protected environment.

  • Prune and fertilize roses.

  • Prep garden soil for planting if you’ve haven’t already.

  • Plant a tree to celebrate Arbor Day on April 26.

  • Plant gladiolus and dahlia bulbs outside


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!

Invite a friend




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.  


10 Things you should know about our Garden Properties

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, January 30, 2014




1.  Who owns our garden properties?

"Holladay A Garden" is my home and garden property.  All other gardens are owned by private home owners who are very generous in letting us work in their gardens. Properties come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Gardens are in 3 locations in the Salt Lake valley:  1) Holladay  2) South Jordan  3) West Jordan.  Home owners provide land and water. We provide everything else including labor. Home owner's names and contact info are not included because garden members don't work with the home owners.  I work directly with the home owner, not the garden members.  

2.  Where to park?

As a basic rule when visiting any garden property, please show your respect by parking on the side of the street and not in their driveway. Don't block any neighbors's driveway either. Make sure you are completely off of their grass as well.  If there are special circumstances, I will explain it when the need arises. 

3.  Respect for home owners property

Respecting the entire property of the homeowner is always our top priority.  We need a strong partnership and trust with our home owners. Help us show respect by working and staying ONLY in the garden area and leaving everything else alone on their property. Parents who bring children are expected to teach them BEFORE entering a garden property about these basic rules.  Most properties always have something "fun or tempting" to play with. It may be horses, trampolines, etc. We are there for one reason - to work in the garden.

4.  Communication 

Think of me like an "air traffic controller or quarterback for a football team. We have a unique system of informing garden members of where to go and what to do. Garden members hear from me via the calendar, text message, etc. what is happening in the gardens and where to go.  I am also the only one who communicates directly with the home owners.  It's a good system that has worked well for us for several years.  If there is ever a problem or concern that you have contact me.  If the home owner has a concern, they contact me and I let you know. I personally oversee all of our gardens. Unless there is an emergency that a home owner needs to be aware of immediately, which is very rare, all communication needs to go through me.  I may assign a garden member to be a supervisor over a particular garden. Supervisors will also communicate with the home owner and with me.  Our desire is to not bother the home owner. Generally speaking, they are not involved with the work in our gardens. We give them harvest and talk with them when they come out to visit but don't ring their door bell and ask to use their bathroom, phone, etc.

5.  When can I visit and work in these gardens?

One garden property at a time will be opened during the late winter and early spring each year.  Once a property is opened it will stay that way until the end of the garden season (October or November). Find out what is happening in each garden through 1) weekly text messages  2) weekly emails  3) garden calendars. 

NOTE:  You are not allowed to visit any garden property without my permission in advance. There are set times that we work in each garden.  I'll inform you if there is additional work that needs to be done in a particular garden during the week. You would tell me when you could work, on your own, and we would go from there.  

6.  Do we work in all the gardens every week? 

No. Depending on what needs to be accomplished in a garden and how quickly the work gets done will depend on how often we work in each garden.  We can get a lot done in a 2-hour work session.  Not all gardens need attention every week. Make sure you stay in the loop and hear what is happening from week to week.  We communicate with garden members every week of the year.  Just know the info on the calendar may be updated within 24 hours of a work date, so check the calendar or text me before coming.

7. Are dogs and/or children invited on these properties? 

You are not allowed to bring any dogs or pets of any kind to any of our garden properties.  Home owners may have their own little dogs (which is rare) but you won't see them when we are there.  Some properties are better for children than others.  Please let me know in advance, if you are new, if you plan to bring children.  We are eager to have children learn more about gardening, but they need to follow basic rules like everyone else.

8. What about bathroom facilities?

Before you arrive, scout out the neighborhood for the nearest public bathroom OR I'll tell you.  Each time a new garden is opened I will inform you where the nearest bathroom facilities are.  Give yourself enough time to get there,  especially children who generally wait till the last minute to speak up. Remind them, in advance, they will not be using the home owners bathroom or property.  Also, bring your own water bottle, snack and cell phone since we don't disturb home owners by asking them for a glass of water or the use of their phone.  When you visit a garden property, you will be working with the group unless you have permission from me, in advance, to work at another time during the week on your own.

9. Should I get acquainted with the neighborhood?

YES!! It's always a fun thing to get familiar with the neighborhood that you are working in.  One of our properties last year had baby goats next door.  Without ever bothering these goats, we could always watch them in action which was very entertaining while we worked. Notice the views of the mountains, sunsets, parks and recreation facilities, chickens, cows, horses or other farm animals, gas stations, ice cream shops, schools, etc. It really is fun to get better acquainted with neighborhoods that are new to you!

10. What about inviting a friend to attend?

If possible, RSVP me in advance and let me know you are bringing a friend. Make sure they are also familiar with these rules.  Even if they come at the last minute please explain to them, in advance, that they are also obligated to abide by the same rules as all garden members.

Our top priority is to 1) keep everyone safe at all times 2) respect the home owner and their property.  




Urgent- Help needed in South Jordan Gardens today - Wed July 17

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The good and the bad news about our gardens lately....


The good news:

All of our crops are LOVING this rain!!  The greenhouse needs to be watered by hand since it doesn't get rained on but all of our gardens are loving the moisture.  The watermelons are growing like crazy along with everything else in all of our gardens. 

The bad news: 

We need your help ANYTIME during the day today, especially while the ground is still soft, since we keep getting chased out of our gardens in the evening due to the storms lately.  

We still have more plants to get in the ground which is what we'll be doing today while the ground is soft and the rain will come again tonight to water them before the weather gets dry again by this weekend.

If you are able to work first thing this morning, let me know.


We will be planting in So Jo A & B Gardens.

Also Bonnie and Jerome will be working in these gardens at 11 am

If you can work ANY OTHER time today, text, email or call me to let me know when. 

This is an urgent situation.  We need to use this rain to our advantage while the soil is moist. 



FREE Pasta Dinner and Garden Work Tonight West Jordan Gardens

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

West Jordan Garden

2881 W. 7180 So. 

6 - 9 PM

Enjoy a FREE, delicious, pasta dinner w/ salad and garlic bread, made from ingredients from our gardens.

Vegetarian and meat options.

We are eager to feed those who will help us finish weeding and planting the 2nd half of this garden tonight.

RSVP so I know how much to bring.

 

What to bring:

  • Garden gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Shovel if you have one

Stay as long as you are able

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




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

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.













Spring Crops Grown: 

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 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

Email:

Website:

Cell: 
801-278-5313

Meetup Calendar:


Website Calendar:




    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.
    26-May-2010



    South Jordan Garden Dinner and Work: Summer Tortilla Soup, Harvest & Planting, Tuesday, July 2, 7 PM

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    Dinner and Garden Work tonight and every Tuesday night!

    Tonight: Help us finish planting our gardens and enjoy delicious summer Tortilla Soup!

    We have 5 people coming so far but we need more help.  Please come if you can.

    We need extra help, especially before the 4th of July weekend, planting the last of our crops and laying down black plastic on our South Jordan gardens to prevent further weeds coming up AND making our gardens more water efficient, especially with this heat.

    It's a cooler and I'll bring delicious veggies from the garden, a pasta salad dinner and watermelon for everyone who attends!  Bring a friend. RSVP so I know how much food to bring.

    Tuesday evening is our big South Jordan Garden group night.  You'll receive dinner, harvest, meet other people and help us move the work along in our largest gardens.

    You are always invited to work in our gardens throughout the week if you talk to me first.  

    Tuesday, July 2

    7 - 9 PM

    Introduce your friends to our garden group.

    Stay as long as you are able.

    Location:

    9978 South Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT

    Park on the South side, on a side street "Orchard View Drive"

    Questions?  Call me at 801-278-5313

    See you there and thank you in advance!


    Herbs: 

    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

    Email:

    Website:

    Cell: 
    801-278-5313

    Meetup Calendar:


    Website Calendar:


    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

    SUMMER PASTA SALAD - WATERMELON Garden Dinner - Work South Jordan

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, June 24, 2013

    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

    Herbs: 

    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

    Email:

    Website:

    Cell: 
    801-278-5313

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    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.
    26-May-2010



    Friday June 14 8 - 11 AM South Jordan A & B - Harvest & Work

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, June 13, 2013


    Come and work with Ruth.  If possible, call her to let her know you are coming AND to know which garden to find her in just off 11400 South on 2865 W.  She knows what needs to be done and has the tools to do it.  Her cell phone:  920-385-8933.   She is a fairly new member but is very dedicated in helping us with these two South Jordan Gardens (known as A & B).

    Come and work with her as long as you are able.

    If you come closer to 8 AM, you'll be helping her harvest a lot of lettuce and other spring crops that are still growing well.

    Summer plants have already started going in and we'll finish getting both of these gardens planted very soon.  

    South Jordan A Garden needs the most work (11371 So. 2865 W.).

    South Jordan B Garden is looking great and won't take much to finish getting this garden planted.

    Over 70 watermelon plants are planted already. 

    Peppers, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. are being planted in the next few days. 

    FREE Dinner Tonight! Wed. June 12, Summer Salads & Planting 70 Watermelons

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, June 12, 2013


    11131 So. 2865 W., South Jordan, UT

    Walk around to the backyard, open the small gate to enter garden area.

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    We have 70 watermelon plants to plant in this garden which can easily be done in an evening with a little help.  PLUS we have been growing, since February, SO much assorted, freshly picked, straight from our gardens, dark green leafy lettuce, spinach and peas that I would LOVE to give away tonight in exchange for some help.

    I'll have an assortment of dressings for you to choose from i.e. Extra Virgin Olive Oil flavors with a variety of Balsamic Vinegar to add to your salad.

    If you remember, bring a BIG salad bowl and fork for an extra large salad for you to enjoy!

    Build your salad the way you like.

    I'll provide some toppings as well.

    As another token of my appreciation for helping me plant all of these crops, I'll give you a big bag of fresh garden tossed salad AND a bag of freshly picked peas to take home with you afterward!

    This is a chance to eat super freshly picked food while getting better acquainted with our large garden properties.  If you like what you see and decide to join our Garden Group, you'll start receiving this type of treatment on a weekly basis for several months to come!!

    Come only if you aren't afraid of fresh garden produce and are willing to help us with an hour or so of easy garden work!

    Come and help us feed those who attend!  Any help is greatly appreciated!

    No experience or education required or necessary.

    Bring garden gloves or I'll have an extra pair.  I don't wear any gloves, so it's your choice.

    I'll be working with you.

    Just come as a willing able body for 60 - 90 minutes!

    RSVP Please so I know how much to bring!



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