Food preservation season is approaching! Very Massey with MU Extension will be offering three classes covering a variety of food preservation methods. All will be held at the Boone County University Extension Center on Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
- July 1: Freezing & Drying Fruits and Vegetables
- July 8: Water Bath Canning—Jams/Jellies, Fruits, Tomatoes, Salsas and Pickles
- July 15: Pressure Canning Vegetables, Tomatoes and Soups
Use this form to enroll. The cost is $15 per session. Questions? Contact Vera Massey at MasseyV@missouri.edu.
The Community Garden Coalition is pleased to partner with Plant, Grow & Share. This project brings gardeners and hunger relief groups together to increase donations of fresh, garden grown produce to low income families. Gardeners and garden groups are encouraged to make a Produce Pledge and find detailed information via the project’s Google Map about agencies in Boone County that accept donations of fresh produce.
Plant, Grow & Share is a project of Grow Well Missouri which partners with the Heart of Missouri Master Gardeners to offer garden seeds, transplants, and educational materials to food pantry customers at the Central Pantry.
If you work at an agency that accepts fresh produce donations, please consider registering with the project to be listed on the map.
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Mark your calendar for June 27, 2015 and join Refugee and Immigration Services at 2601 W. Broadway, Broadway Christian Church, from 6 to 9 p.m. for a celebration like no other. Celebrate the courage and strength of millions of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict or violence.
At World Refugee Day, individuals, organizations and agencies will unite to celebrate culture and diversity in our community. There will be an international potluck, games, crafts, entertainment and the opportunity to meet people in the Columbia community and appreciate cultures from all over the world. Stop by to relax, make new connections and sample international cuisine.
The Broadway Christian Church garden hosts a large number of refugee and immigrant gardeners who are a vibrant part of the garden community there. The Community Garden Coalition is pleased to be able to help support this gardenm and we encourage community gardeners to visit this event and meet some fellow gardeners.
Questions? Send an email to email@example.com or call (630) 200-0258.
Take a tour of urban Columbia gardens this Sunday! You’ll learn about organic growing techniques, composting, no-till or minimal-till cultivation, mulch, edible landscapes, urban farming, fruit trees and berries, urban chickens, rain gardens, raised beds and much more!
The Edible Columbia Garden Tour and Dinner is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31 and includes the Ash St. Community Garden, as well as other interesting stops, ending with a dinner at Centro Latino’s Comedor Popular.
Tickets (on a sliding scale) are available at the Peace Nook, 804-C E. Broadway, 573-875-0539. See more details here.
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.