Join us for a mushroom inoculation workshop Saturday May 11, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 PM at Tri Cycle Farms! Carlos Ochoa will lead an hour long class on how farms can inoculate no-till gardens with edible, gourmet terrestrial mushrooms.
Agrocybe aegerita | Pioppino – Click for original link
You will learn the fundamentals of low-tech mushroom cultivation techniques through hands-on experience. You will also learn about the many benefits that your garden will enjoy through the cultivation of edible, ground dwelling fungi species.
We will inouclate Tri Cycle Farm with Agrocybe aegerita, commonly known as “Pioppino”.
Space is reserved for 7 people. Registrations is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration deadline is May 10th at 5:00 PM.
A $10.00 donation is appreciated. Donation will cover the cost of the materials.
The Washington County Master Gardeners composting group recently released this entertaining and informative music video. If you want to learn more about composting, or just need some good garden entertainment, please watch this video and share it with your friends!
The video can also be found on YouTube here. To learn more about Washington County Master Gardeners, please visit the Master Gardener website.
Spring Registration Day will be held on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Avenue.
Attending Spring Registration is the best way to insure you will get a plot(s). Spring Registration is designed as a community-building event and all gardeners are strongly encouraged to attend. Here you will meet fellow gardeners, receive a Gardener’s Welcome Packet, learn about volunteering at your garden and receive free garden seeds.
For complete information about Spring Registration and participating in a Park Land Community Garden, please visit AccessFayetteville.org.
Does anyone have a crowded strawberry bed that needs thinning? Would your school or community garden jump with excitement at the prospect of planting strawberry beds this spring?
Click on this delicious strawberry to fill out the form!
The FCGC would like to initiate and host a very casual strawberry swap. If you are interested in participating or have plants and knowledge to donate, please click on the beautiful strawberry below. It will take you to a little form to fill out. Or you can visit the google doc directly here.
Start your spring off right by attending the 2013 Seed Swap on March 2nd! Please join the FCGC for these free seed-tastic events (and on Facebook):
Seed Swap 11:30am-1pm Bring seeds or other garden supplies to donate to community gardeners. There will be free seed distribution and seed-saving educational materials available. Located in the street-level lobby.
Advanced Seed Savers Exchange 5pm The Advanced Seed Savers Exchange will take place immediately following an educational session taught by Herb Culver of Bean Mountain Farms. This is an opportunity for advanced gardeners and farmers to share heirloom seeds, acquire new varieties, and learn about seed saving. You do not have to bring seeds to participate in the Advanced Exchange, however you must ‘pledge’ in good faith that you will save seeds for next year. It is strongly encouraged that beginning seed savers attend Herb’s seed saving class at 4pm.
Seeds That Feed, a FCGC partner, is helping to reduce food insecurity in Fayetteville by collecting and distributing fresh produce to local food pantries and community meal programs.
Gardeners can participate by becoming CareCroppers and donating fresh produce from their gardens. Donations can be made from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the Feed Fayetteville booth, located at the Fayetteville Farmers market on the square. Donations may also be made on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm at LifeSource International, located at 602 School Avenue. All donations will be weighed and then distributed to local food banks. Seeds that Feed will also arrange for scheduled pick-ups from individuals who are unable to drop-off their donations during these times.
For more information, or to sign up to become an official CareCropper, visit Facebook @ Seeds that Feed.
How is your garden growing in this dry weather? To maximize watering efforts and promote water conservation, use efficient watering systems, such as drip and soaker hoses, and water during cooler times of day, such as the early morning or evening. Also, mulch, mulch, mulch! A thick layer (3 inches or more) will protect your soil and help retain moisture.
The 3rd annual FCGC Community Seed Swap will be held March 3rd from 2-5pm. This year’s swap will take place at the Dig In! Food & Farming Festival, located at the University of Arkansas Global Campus Building, 2 East Center Street in Fayetteville. The Seed Swap is absolutely FREE and open to the public.
Brings seeds if you have them. If not, come get free, donated seeds as you mingle with gardeners, farmers, and seed savers and learn about community gardens in NWA. Garden tool donations will also be accepted.
Sponsored by the Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition, Dig In!, and Conserving Arkansas’ Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!). Seeds donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Territorial Seed Company.
You may not know, but October is a significant month on the food calendar, as it is National Hunger Awareness month and host to National Food Day (16th) and World Food Day (24th). Feed Fayetteville has declared this a “Month of Action” and in celebration the FCGC is partnering with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and Feed Fayetteville (ff) to facilitate an afternoon of “crop mobs” on Thursday, October 20, 2-4 p.m. This will be a great chance for you to accomplish some tasks at your garden in a short amount of time with several helping hands. Please check out the flier link below for details. If you have any questions feel free to write Charity Lewis, Feed Fayetteville’s Local Foodshed Coordinator.