Warm season plants and sweet potato slips will be offered to gardeners from member gardens THIS WEEKEND!!
CGC will distribute tomatoes, peppers (hot and sweet), eggplant and sweet potato slips this weekend. We also still have lots of row cover available, and some hoops, for which we are asking 25¢/foot.
Come pick up some plants at the Claudell Lane Garden:
Friday, May 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. or Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Payment is not required, but we encourage voluntary donations to help offset our costs and allow us to continue to serve even those who cannot afford to donate.
Join Community Garden volunteers for a drop-in gardening Q&A at Clovers Natural Market on Chapel Hill. We’ll be there Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
You don’t have to register, but if you do (at 573-445-0990) Clovers is giving out a little gardening gift.
Stop by and test our knowledge with all your gardening questions.
Hey, did you know the City offers free composting workshops? Attendees can even get a free bin to get started immediately.
The first one of the year is coming up next week March 17, at 6 p.m. You can read about them in the middle of this page. And sign up with this form. Workshops are scheduled every month through November.
The Spring Thaw is
Saturday, February 28, 1-3 p.m.
at the ARC, 1701 W. Ash.
Spring Thaw is open to all current or would-be community gardeners. If you are seeking a plot to grow some veggies you’ll want to attend. You’ll be able to enroll for land in one of our 12 neighborhood gardens, pick up free vegetable seeds, and gather helpful information while munching on potluck snacks.
Community gardening is completely free. Supported by grants from the City of Columbia and Boone County, and many generous donations, the Community Garden Coalition has been offering residents of Columbia and Boone County free land, seeds, plants, tools, materials, and gardening help for over 30 years.
Jim Quinn from University Extension is again offering a great set of workshops about caring for fruit trees and shrubs for the home gardener. The first one is March 6. Read about it and sign up at this link.
On January 18, the CGC hosted a party at Shakespeare’s South to thank all of those who lead our member gardens. Our organization offers all the money, advice and support we can muster, but the garden leaders are the real backbone of each community garden. So, though we already thanked them with food, beverage and some swanky door prizes, one more time, we say to them, “Thank you! We couldn’t do it without your work!”
We’d also like to thank the many people and businesses that generously donated goods or gift certificates for our event. The winners were pretty thrilled to go home with a little something awesome.
Our donors were:
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Fergus Moore (handmade mug)
Lauren Renquist (handpainted Tom’s shoes)
Sierra Rainsong (aloe plants)
Strawberry Hill Nursery
Westlake Ace Hardware
GetAbout Columbia, in partnership with Columbia Parks and Recreation and the Community Garden Coalition, is offering a free community gardens walking tour.
Join us Monday, September 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m. for a look at three diverse community gardening projects in south central Columbia.
The garden tour will include the Congregation Beth Shalom Interfaith Garden, Rock Bridge Christian Church Garden, two giving gardens that are part of the Community Garden Coalition, and Stormy’s Meadow, a native wildflower and stormwater education site, which just became one of our newest member gardens. Guest presenters will focus on how these gardens foster community and help feed the hungry as well as discussing gardening tips and volunteer opportunities.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Meet at Congregation Beth Shalom, 500 W. Green Meadows Rd. The walking tour will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. For special accommodations, please contact Janet Godon at (573) 874-7460 or email@example.com.
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