Cool Season Transplants & Seeds

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 and cabbage!

The CGC will have seedlings of these cool-weather crops available for community gardeners next Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25.

Payment is not required, but if you can afford to make a small donation, we suggest about 50¢ per plant which helps us cover the costs for those who cannot pay.

Just come by the Claudell community garden, 711 Claudell Lane during the following times:

  • Saturday, March 24, 10 am-2 pm
  • Sunday, March 25, Noon-2 pm

Also Available

We have ROW COVER you can use to protect young plants from chewing insects while still letting light and water through. It is used with metal hoops to hold it up over your plants. We suggest a donation of 25¢ per linear foot of cover and for each hoop.

And, we also have vegetable and flower SEEDS for those who missed our Spring Thaw giveaway last month. We still have some of everything that was available at the Thaw (peas, beans, leafy vegetables, carrots, herbs, beets, radishes, squash, etc.) and some new flower seeds donated by Baker Creek.

Please note this event is meant for gardeners at our member gardens.

Community Gardening Kick-Off February 25

a gardener prepares a new raised bed at Friendship Garden

Spring Thaw Community Gardening Kick-Off

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m. at the Activity & Recreation Center

The Spring Thaw is the kick-off to our community gardening season. There will be representatives from all the gardens, so you can join a garden as a newcomer or confirm a plot assignment for previous gardeners. Plus, everyone can network and get gardening advice from other gardeners. We’ll have a limited quantity of free seeds available for gardeners at member gardens.

There will also be snacks and drinks, plus get information about composting and City recycling from our special guest, Columbia Volunteer Programs Specialist Jody Cook.

Hope to see you there!

Seed Repacking Party & Spring Thaw

We have two upcoming events as we get ready for this gardening season!

Seed Repacking Party

seed packets

The annual CGC Seed Repackaging Party, to prepare seeds for distribution to participating gardeners, will take place on Sunday, February 18, 1-4 p.m. at Centro Latino (609 N. Garth Ave., Columbia). In exchange for helping us repack bulk seed into smaller quantities, the CGC will feed you lunch! But you must RSVP to lauren.godsy@gmail.com by Feb. 14. We are only reserving 30 meals, so don’t wait to RSVP!

Spring Thaw Community Gardening Kick-Off

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m. at the Activity & Recreation Center

cole crops at Circus Lyons gardenThe Spring Thaw is the kick-off to our community gardening season. There will be representatives from all the gardens, so you join a garden as a newcomer or confirm a plot assignment for previous gardeners. Plus, everyone can network and get gardening advice from other gardeners. We’ll have a limited quantity of free seeds available for gardeners at member gardens.

There will also be snacks and drinks, plus get information about composting and City recycling from our special guest, Columbia Volunteer Programs Specialist Jody Cook.

Hope to see you there!

Warm Season Transplants This Weekend

passing a bowl of cherry tomatoes from one pair of hands to another This Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, the CGC will offer seedlings of warm-season vegetables to gardeners at our member gardens. We’ll have varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Sweet potato slips will be available too.

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 12 to 1 p.m.
at Claudell Commuity Garden,
711 Claudell Lane (map)

Plants are free to member gardeners, but we welcome donations of $1-$2 per 4-pack to help offset the cost. Row cover will be available for sale.

Cool Season Transplants This Weekend

photo of cauliflower and cabbagesThis weekend, April 8 & 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday and Noon-2 p.m. on Sunday, the CGC will have broccoli, green and red cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, lettuce and swiss chard seedlings available for those gardening at our member gardens. Plants will be distributed at the Claudell Garden, 711 Claudell Lane.

If you are able to make a donation of 25-50¢ per plant, this helps offset our costs of buying and transporting them. We ask that you give what you can, but you will not be refused for lack of a donation.

We may also have some row cover available. This lightweight material can help protect young plants from chewing insects while still letting light and water through. It is used with metal hoops to hold it up over your plants. We suggest a donation of 25¢ per linear foot.

Please note: we can only offer this service to those gardening in our member gardens, not the public at large.

Community Gardening Season Kicks Off

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It’s definitely time to think about green veggies and spring gardening! We’re getting more requests for new garden plots every week, and we have our kick-off events coming up soon. Here’s what’s on tap!

Spring Thaw Community Gardening Kick-Off

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Noon-2 p.m.

ARC (Activities & Recreation Center), 1701 W. Ash St.

This is an informal event where new or returning gardeners can drop in to meet garden leaders and fellow gardeners can talk about plans for the new gardening season. Representatives from our member gardens will all be gathered in one place to get organized and sign up new gardeners. Seeds will be distributed free of charge, and we’ll have a few snacks and drinks available.

And to prepare for giving away those seeds. . .

Seed Repacking Party

Monday, February 20, 6-8 p.m. at Centro Latino

Gardeners and volunteers are invited to help us make seed packets to be given away at the Spring Thaw. Because we provide some food, we have to limit the attendance. If you wish to attend, you must RSVP to dan@comogardens.org NO LATER than 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 15.