Garden Walking Tour Sept. 8

Garden Walk FlyerGetAbout 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 jlgodon@gocolumbiamo.com.

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Warm Season Plants

tomato-Manjith KainickaraWarm season plants and sweet potato slips will be offered to community gardeners THIS WEEKEND!!

CGC will distribute tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and sweet potato slips this weekend from the Claudell Lane Garden.

Come pick up some plants Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Sunday, May 18 from 1-3 p.m.

We will accept voluntary donations to help us pay the costs for those who cannot afford to donate, but, as always, donations are not required.

Dine in the Dirt Fundraiser

Dine in the Dirt flyerUpdate: Some delicious details on this event have been announced. The dinner will include beef from Show-me Farms & quiches made from local eggs, spinach salad with Learning Garden spinach & local pecans, plus homemade desserts!

RSVP by May 9 for this great fundraiser for the Southern Boone Learning Garden in Ashland! You’ll enjoy a local dinner featuring produce grown by the kids and volunteers at the Learning Garden as well as a silent auction. It all takes place Saturday, May 31 at 5 p.m. in the garden (behind the Southern Boone Primary School).

Spring Seedlings for Community Gardeners

By Buddy431 [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsIf our cool weather keeps hanging around, it could end up being a great spring for plants like cauliflower, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and cabbage.

If you have a plot in a member garden, you’re eligible to come pick up cool season transplants this weekend, March 29 & 30.

We ask for a small donation of 50¢ per plant, if you’re able, to help us cover the costs for those who are not.

Just come by the Claudell Lane community garden during the following times:

  • Saturday, March 29, 10 am-2 pm
  • Sunday, March 30, 1-3 pm

Spring Thaw Annual Event Feb. 22

seeds packaged for gardeners

We’ll have lots of seeds for community gardeners.

Saturday, February 22, from Noon to 2 p.m. we will host our annual Spring Thaw. This is always a great time to reconnect with fellow gardeners, pick up some seeds and have a snack. The event will be at the ARC again, 1701 West Ash Street.

We will make space for neighborhood gardens to meet and greet new and old gardeners and some representatives from school, youth, and other gardens may be there to recruit volunteers and network.