- Warm Season Plants for Community Gardeners, May 18 & 19
- Learn to Help Your Garden Survive the Summer, May 15
- Go on the Edible Columbia Tour, May 19
- Food Preservation Classes
In addition to Wednesday’s free class on making rain barrels, don’t miss this upcoming opportunity to learn about vegetable plant growth and pest issues.
Community Garden Twilight “Walk & Talk”
Thursday, May 16, 2013
719 W. Broadway, NE corner of Broadway & Anderson, home of presenter James Quinn
To register, email your name and how many will be with you to the Boone County Extension Center at Booneco@missouri.edu.
Join other community gardeners and members of the Center for Urban Agriculture for a casual conversation with James Quinn, MU’s Regional Horticulture Specialist about raised beds, fertility, intensive gardening, warm season vegetable planting, and more.
You can use a rain barrel to capture rainwater from the roof of your house or shed. It’s an affordable energy efficiency project that anyone can accomplish. Your garden will benefit and so will your water bill once the rain has stopped. Learn how to build your own and where to get materials locally at a free library program.
CGC member gardeners, come get some transplants of cool season plants like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Distribution will occur at the Claudell Garden Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, 12-4 p.m. No one will be denied plants for lack of contributing, but a donation of 50¢ per plant is requested to help cover CGC costs.
A variety of seeds, and row cover fabric (for protecting plants from insects like cabbage worm) will also be available. Row cover fabric is being sold for 25¢ per linear foot.
While we’re all waiting for spring to finally arrive for real, it seems like a good time to remind all community gardeners to fill out the annual Gardener Household Information Form. We ask all individual gardeners to fill this out (1 per household) each year you garden in a member garden. Your answers will be kept private, but the data we collect helps us get our funding from year to year.
Our annual Spring Thaw organizing event is happening Saturday, February 23, 2-4 p.m., at the ARC (1701 W. Ash).
Drop in to find out about community gardens near you and sign up for a plot to grow your own food this summer. For new or returning gardeners, we will have seeds available for a small donation. Most of our public community gardens will have representatives there to tell you about their gardens or help you confirm a plot to grow in this year.
Gardener Steve Donofrio is an expert at growing all the best ingredients to make some of the best salsa you’ll ever taste. If you’re planning to grow peppers, either sweet or hot, this year, don’t miss his free class at the public library. He’ll cover everything from starting seeds to harvesting. Warm-weather plants like peppers should be started from seed indoors in late winter in our area, so this class is very well-timed.