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.
Spring is almost here! How do we know? Because the Community Gardens in the Parks program is hosting Spring Registration for Walker Park Community Garden and Jefferson Community Garden.
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.
We’ll get back to you soon!
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):
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
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.
The Community Seed Swap is sponsored by the FCGC in partnership with CAAH! and the Dig In! festival.
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.
Get ready for a tool swapping, pumpkin carving, boot stomping good time!
The FCGC, in partnership with the Mount Comfort Presbyterian Community Garden, will host a community garden tool swap, Saturday, October 22nd at 3pm.
Bring tools and supplies to share. Donations will also be accepted the morning of the 22nd at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thanks and happy gardening.
“GroGreen is back, baby! And it’s time for us to get together!
We’ll be talking about our upcoming events for the semester, including a movie screening, a workday at the Leverett school garden, and the possibility of a community garden on campus!
Thursday, September 8, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Plant Sciences Building, Room 007 (in the basement)
Email Sammi Jones
if you have any other questions.” ~GroGreen
“Hello gardeners, friends, and neighbors!
We hope you’ve had a blissful summer! Despite the record heat and drought of this past season (not to mention a few too many temperamental hoses), our garden has fared the season gracefully. Thank you to all of you who have helped us along the way!
As the days grow a little shorter, the nights a little cooler, it’s time to start planning for the future of our garden. There’s been talk of fall gardening, building fencing, and expanding our beds — what an exciting season ahead! In order to make these visions manifest, however, we need the participatory help of our community. That means you!
We’d like to invite you to a meeting next Wednesday, September 7th at 6 pm. Khalisa Kitz has opened her home to us for a meeting space, and she’d like to share with us the method she uses to build up her soil. We’re definitely in need of some soil guidance, especially if we’re thinking of expanding, and next Wednesday will be our first opportunity to start brainstorming. Khalisa’s address (correct me if I’m wrong) is 1127 S. Washington St., just a few blocks away from the garden. For parking, feel free to use the Senior Center’s lot, or park down by the pavilion in Walker Park. She does have room to fit about four cars in her drive way, so consider carpooling (or better yet, riding your bike!).
It takes the wonderful ideas and insight of this community to make our garden a success. Each season is an experiment, and we hope you’ll be a part of the next one, too! This will be the perfect opportunity to get plugged back into the garden, especially if we haven’t seen you in awhile (we miss seeing your beautiful faces).” ~ Walker Park Community Garden
The Northwest Arkansas Times recently published an article on Seed Saving. The article highlights the FCGC Annual Community Seed Swap! This has been a great event for the past 2 years, and we look forward to hosting it again in the early spring of 2012!
Learn more about the FCGC seed swap here.
Read the NWAOnline articles here and here.