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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



Sheryl's Fruit Mint Lemonade Slush Drink

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, July 17, 2014

I love creating new smoothies and slushies all summer from fruits, veggies and herbs from our gardens. 

Here is one of my favorites!

Using my Vita Mix (or any good blender) add ingredients in this order: 

Makes approx. 7 servings (8 oz = 1 serving)

4 c. Ice

3 c. Cold water

2 scoops Country Time Lemonade

1 TBSP frozen Limeade Concentrate*

Handful of fresh Mint Leaves rinsed (Add stems and leaves!)  I grow my own mint plants in pots.

1 c. Green Grapes

1 Pear

Blend it and watch it turn green!

* I buy a 12 oz can of frozen limeade then add just 1 TBSP for each recipe, which makes it last longer. 

Tweak it as needed, by adding more water or ice to create a desired consistency

OPTIONAL: Right before serving add 1 - 2 TBSP of Canada Dry Soda to each drink

I am not a soda drinker nor do I like to promote soda since I've seen way too many of my friends get addicted and live on practically nothing but their soda, however, adding a little Canada Dry or 7-UP makes this drink really delicious.

Even without the soda I think this is super delicious!!!

My 3 grandkids (ages 3 - 9) couldn't get enough of it. 


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF FRESH MINT IN YOUR DIET!  CLICK HERE



Dietary Habits affect all aspects of health - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, April 21, 2014


Dietary Habits:  Foods affect all aspects of health; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual

Building foods:  Concentrate your diet with these foods to heal from serious diseases or for more energy. If raw foods give you gas, either steam them or cook them.  Use these foods as your main staple. 

  • Organic Foods
  • Vegetables
  • Raw Foods
  • Fresh, ripe fruits
  • Green foods
  • Raw seeds, raw nuts

Maintaining foods:  These generally don’t particularly improve your health.  Use them in moderation. 

  • Breads (use whole grains)
  • Cooked foods (they provide few or no enzymes)
  • Spicy foods (they may affect digestion)
  • Meats (use sparingly)
  • Legumes (they can produce gas)
  • Dairy (poorly absorbed, mucus forming, can cause lactose problems)
  • Some frozen foods (they offer few or no enzymes)

Foods to eliminate for allergies are: 

  • Wheat - some people require gluten-free
  • Dairy
  • Sweets
  • Soda Pop

Destructive foods:  These can contribute to disease!  

  • Tobacco (very hard on your health and your wallet)
  • Alcohol (emotional escape, source of sugar)
  • Fast foods (very little nutrition and high cost)
  • Over the counter drugs (more drugs, less health)
  • Prescription drugs (improve your health with the building foods)
  • Recreational drugs (is this your emotional escape?)
  • Peanut Butter (most brands are rancid)
  • Processed foods (contain lots of preservatives)
  • Stimulants (the more you use, the less energy you have)
  • Pork (poorly digested, lots of uric acid)
  • Sugar (may be a hormonal problem, contributes to osteoporosis)
  • Soda Pop (contributes to osteoporosis)
  • Margarine (it is a trans fatty acid, use butter instead)
  • Canned foods (very little food value and no enzymes)
  • Coffee (very acidic and may contribute to gout or kidney problems)
  • Fried foods (toxic and may impair memory and concentration)

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.  


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!


41 Different Early Spring Crops recently planted (in February & March)

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Early Frost Peas
  • Green Arrow Peas
  • Little Marvel Peas
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Purple Carrots
  • Arugela
  • Mesclun Mixed Salad Greens
  • Swiss Chard Bright Lights
  • Cilantro Coriander
  • Swiss Chard Lucullus
  • Lettuce Buttercrunch
  • Kohlrabi Purple Vienna
  • Leeks
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Green Lettuce Leaf
  • Turnips
  • Cabbage
  • Okra
  • Collards
  • Utah Yellow Sweet Onions
  • Radishes
  • Mustard Greens
  • "Easter Egg" Radishes
  • Italian Red Torpedo Onions
  • Red Leafy Lettuce
  • Swiss Chard
  • Parsnips
  • Kohlrabi - Regular
  • Spinach
  • Valencia Onions
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Rhubarb Chard
  • Cauliflower
  • Tokyo White Onions
  • Oak Leaf Lettuce
  • Walla Walla Onions
  • Black Seed Lettuce
  • and more...

Crops that are currently growing from last year:

 
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Iris (flower)
  • Strawberries
  • Chives
  • Onions
  • Rhubarb

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I make this recipe often, especially during the winter months.  I prepare a lot of sliced zucchini that I keep in bags in my freezers!  So delicious!


1 c. vegetable oil

3 c. zucchini, chopped

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. sugar

3 c. flour (I use freshly ground whole wheat flour)

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 TBSP cinnamon


Blend oil and zucchini in blender until pureed.  Add egg and vanilla and blend well.

Sift dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

Pour zucchini mixture into dry ingredients and stir well.

Pour into greased loaf pans.

Bake at 350 for 30 - 35 min. or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.


Add choc. chips to the batter if you like, as an option.


"Work for Food" Winter Garden Tour and Parties! Join us.

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, December 06, 2012

"Work for Food" Community Garden Tour and Party!


Many have benefited from our gardens over the years.

Now, in our 6th year as a "working community garden" group, we are growing more crops, on more land than ever before.

We invite you to join us and get involved!

Save money on groceries, eat healthier, relieve stress and gain valuable gardening skills!

*Not a member?  No worries!  Come, get acquainted with us for free!

Work a few times in our gardens to see if this is right for you.

After attending two times, register as an official garden member and receive these benefits year round!

Work to do: 

December through February:

12 of our 14 gardens are closed EXCEPT two large winter gardens in Holladay.

Plenty of work needs to be done in both gardens during these months.

Our Holladay gardens are located a few houses from each other, approx. 5000 So. 3000 E. in Holladay,  84117.

They are called: Holladay A and Holladay B.

Holladay A:

  • My home and headquarters for all the gardens
  • Features a 1200 sq ft. high tunnel cold frame greenhouse
  • Other crops grow outside the greenhouse as well


Holladay B Garden

  • Located approx. 5 homes east from Holladay A Garden, on the same street.  
  • Known as the Pea Plantation (During winter and early spring months), 1,000 feet of peas are planted in February in this garden. 
  • Peas are harvested in early May. 
  • Additional crops are planted after the peas have been harvested.

NOTE:   Members may work on their own, anytime during the week except Sunday, as often as they like IF...

  • they have attended at least one group date that is posted on the calendar. This helps me get better acquainted with you and allows you to learn what needs to be done and how to do it.
  • they have RSVP'd to let me know when they plan to work in a garden
  • Email, text, or leave a phone message at: 801-278-5313
  • Inform me of any limitations you have.
  • You are never required to do any work you don't feel comfortable with.
Generally there's a variety of work to do, so come and check it out!


What to bring: 

  • Garden gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Dress in weather appropriate clothing
  • Wear clothes/shoes that can get dirty

Type of food you'll receive: 

  • Produce - Enjoy eating any crops ready to harvest
  • Breads or baked goods -  Local business trade baked goods with us (Great Harvest Bread, Riches Bagels, etc.)
  • Soup! Hot, delicious, healthy, homemade, hearty Soup!  I love cooking soups for anyone who helps us in the gardens, made from harvest picked from our own gardens! 

  • 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



Hydroponic Garden - Go Vertical!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Salad in a Jar

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, April 26, 2012
Watch the video on the above link!

Black and Blue Salad
Ingredients:
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (LOVE Newman's Own - the light tastes just as yummy to me)
  • Diced Chicken (optional)
  • Halved black grapes
  • Blue cheese
  • Pinenuts
  • Red leaf lettuce
Method:

Bowtie Spinach Salad
Ingredients:
  • 16 oz cooked bowtie pasta
  • 15 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 bag (6 oz) craisins
  • 3 cans (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 6 oz honey-roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • Dressing:
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup bottled Teriyaki sauce
  • 2/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Method:

Blend ingredients and marinate cooked pasta in dressing for at least two hours.
Bowtie pasta
Ingredients:
  • Chicken
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Green onions
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Sesame seeds
  • Mini bag of honey roasted peanuts
Method:

Creamy Tomatillo Salad
Ingredients:
  • Creamy Tomatillo Dressing (or Ranch dressing until you go out and buy "Our Best Bites")
  • Drained black beans
  • Corn
  • Diced Jicama
  • Tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese (I like a little handful of the Fiesta Blend)
  • Classic Iceberg lettuce mix
Method:

Spinach Quinoa Salad
Ingredients:
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (again, I really like Newman's Own)
  • Diced red onion
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Quinoa
  • Spinach
Method:

Pesto Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
  • Prepared pesto
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cubed mozzarella
  • Whole wheat penne pasta
  • Basil leaves (optional - these might get wilty by day five…)
Method:

Super Hearty Veggie/Grain Salad
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup cooked and cooled Wheatberries or barley
  • ¼ cup diced green pepper
  • ¼ cup diced red pepper
  • ½ cup cooked and cooled Quinoa
  • ¼ cup diced carrots
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley
  • ¼ cup Edamame
Method:

Yummy citrus ginger dressing (oil free!)
Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup 100% pure orange juice
  • 1/3 cup 100% apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • (This makes four ¼ cup servings)
Method:

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Our Gardens

Upcoming Gardening Events

Rain or Shine! Greenhouse & Outdoor Garden Work w/ harvest and refreshments!
25-Mar-2017
Spring Garden Work w/ Harvest and Refreshments
27-Mar-2017
Spring Garden Work w/ Harvest and Refreshments
30-Mar-2017

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What others are saying…

Excited to watch the plants grow!...More

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