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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:


Visit Youtube Videos for Garden, Outdoor Adventure and Feed a Family topics Join us on Facebook: "Sheryl McGlochlin" and "Live and Thrive"
Receive email reminders here:  Healthy Eating & Gardening Meetup Group






Monday: 8 - 12 noon: Come, pick up harvest in Holladay

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, August 27, 2012


I'll be here from 8 - 12 noon, at my home, 2836 E Casto Lane (5060 So.) Holladay, 84117.

You are invited to come and get some harvest!  RSVP before coming if possible.

If you don't see me right away, call my cell:  801-278-5313

Lots of tomatoes!

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

URGENT! Pick up NEW Food! Thurs. - Fri. only! Holladay A

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, August 02, 2012

Besides having a lot of harvest that still needs to be picked up SOON, I just picked up a TON of food from Meier's Catering.

ALL of this food needs to be gone, from my home, Holladay A Garden, within the next 24 hours!!

By 4 pm Friday, I hope to have it all distributed so act SOON!


IF YOU WANT FOOD....


Call or email me ASAP, sheryl@liveandthrive.com, 801-278-5313 to confirm when you are coming

Must be a Garden member OR member of our Outdoor Adventure Club

Bring your own containers, bags including hard containers to store food in

Call me when you arrive, 801-278-5313


Type of food available right now...


Mashed potatoes

Cooked veggies

Scrambled eggs

French Toast

Cheesy Potatoes

Lasagne

Gravy

Fruit salad

Rolls

Hamberger Buns

Hot Dog Buns


Harvest available....


Squash

Peppers - mild & hot

Plums


Thursday, Aug. 2: Harvest Distribution in Holladay

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, August 01, 2012
We still need your help in the gardens - lots of harvesting and weeding to do nearly every day.
In the meantime, if you have helped us this year in any of the gardens and haven't picked up food yet, please come and get some!

Email, text or call me before coming to pick some up, anytime Thursday, Aug. 2nd, Holladay A Garden,, preferably in the morning, before 9 am when it's still cooler outside but anytime if fine if that doesn't work. 

There is a nice assortment of produce right now so please let me know if you want some.

Don't go until you hear a confirmation from me, just to make sure there's still plenty left. 

Look for the clip board next to the produce.  Sign in.  Bring your own bags. 

Don't ring the door bell or anything, just sign in, take some food, and leave.

Right now there is no garden work at the Holladay A Garden.

We do need help in Holladay B Garden, however. 

You can come later and help in that garden or any of our WEST side gardens, which are also very demanding right now... especially West Jordan and South Jordan A, B & C Gardens. 

A lot of the produce you are eating at my home right now is coming out of our 3 South Jordan Gardens.

Thank you so much for helping us in any of our 14 gardens this year!

It is GREATLY appreciated!

I hope you enjoy this harvest!

Continue to watch this blog and the Garden Calendar to see where we need help the most.

There will be several fruit trees i.e. pear, etc. that need to be picked soon. 

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.

Who wants plums?

Sheryl McGlochlin - Sunday, July 22, 2012
If you are a member of our garden group and want some delicious plums today, contact me ASAP if you willt come to my home in Holladay to pick them up.

I will be in and out all day so contact me via phone or email before you come. 801-278-5313

Not a garden member yet, no worries! Join now!

June 13: Current Weekly Harvest Distributions in Holladay

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Currently there are 2 days a week for Harvest Distribution in Holladay, 2836 E Casto Lane 5060 So. 84117

Every Monday: 8 - 10 am OR 11 - 12 noon

Every Wednesday: 8 - 9:30 am

Members must RSVP to me the day before via phone message, text or email

Who can participate?

Working Garden members who have been and continue to work in our gardens and help us grow our gardens

Non-working CSA members (these are members who don't work in the gardens but pay $450 for a 20 week harvest basket


For those who can't come to Holladay on Monday and Wednesday: 

Every Monday morning we have a garden coordinator's meeting AND a harvest distribution between coordinators, at my home in Holladay from 10 - 11 am.  

If you have or are currently helping us in the gardens, you are invited to RSVP in advance (at least the day before) to a garden coordinator and ask them to bring some food back to you.  Arrange a time and place that is convenient to them.  Coordinators will not be delivering food boxes to your home.  You forfeit your food box if it is not picked up within 24 hours (11 am Tuesday morning.)   

June 1: Harvest Available and Distribution

Sheryl McGlochlin - Friday, June 01, 2012

Currently all members who have helped us anytime in anyway during the 2012 Garden Season so far, are invited to pick up some harvest. 

How the harvest is distributed: 

This will be the pattern for the 2012 season.  If we need to make adjustments, we will.
Each garden has a coordinator.
Generally speaking, you will be receiving harvest out of the garden nearest to you, the one you have been working in for the most part.
There are plenty of exceptions:
Some gardens are "specialty gardens".  Your garden may not be growing the crops grown in other gardens.]
If you have been helping in ANY of our gardens, you are entitled to receive produce from these specialty gardens.

Examples of some of our Specialty Gardens:

Holladay Gardens: these are the only gardens growing peas
South Jordan A and Holladay Gardens grow Lettuce
South Jordan C Garden is growing over 100 watermelons
South Jordan B Garden is growing several cantaloupe 

Every Monday morning at 10 am in Holladay, the coordinators meet.
This week, peas and lettuce are available from Holladay. 
If you want these 2 items, contact your coordinator OR make arrangements to pick up produce from me, Sheryl, in Holladay.
Your coordinator, if you contact them before Sunday night, will bring you produce.  You can then make arrangements to pick up the food from them.  Make sure they are attending the Monday Meeting first.  They will not bring food back to you if you don't contact them a head of time.

Harvest Distribution tonight: South Jordan A Garden, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For garden members who have helped us in any way in the gardens this year I am bringing:

Lettuce

Garlic

So far I know who is coming to work tonight.  They will receive harvest.

If you can come and even help us for a few minutes in the garden and pick up some harvest, that would be awesome. 

Let me know so I have plenty for everyone.


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