Welcome to your fall semester! Some tips and ideas for fall gardening with your little Sprouts gardeners. And some good food to share our ideas over. Bring a dish and join in the conversation to continue to grow and support a healthy Montgomery through school gardens.
Join us April 1 and help beautify the downtown farm. We'll do a little weeding, plant some flowers, move some dirt and pick up a little trash that finds it way onto the farm from the park above. Questions? Want to bring a group? Email email@example.com.
Learn about water conservation while building a rain barrel. Our friends at Coosa RiverKeeper and the U.S. Green Building Council - Alabama will be teaching us how to turn old barrels into rain water saving devices. Everyone will have an opportunity for hands-on experience with rain barrel construction, and we will have a few barrels that people will get to take home. Make sure to register for this event. It's free, but we need to know you're coming. Register here.
We've rescheduled our Open House for Feb 18 immediately following the Farm in the City Workshop. Drop by the Downtown Farm between 12 and 2 for good food, farm tours, games and crafts and more fun on the farm. Learn how you can get more involved and find out what we're growing in 2017.
For our second Farm in the City workshop, we're exploring livestock for your urban farm. Guest speakers from Urban Hives, River Oaks Farm, and E.A.T. South will provide an introduction to raising bees, rabbits and chickens for food or fun.
This Saturday, we're planting the tower garden with our neighbor and guest Lynn Henry. Lynn grows salad greens and basil in her tower garden year round. We'll also clean and organize the greenhouse and learn how to start plants from seeds. Community Projects are free and open to all ages. Join us!
Farm in the City 2017 offers skills and information you need to grow food in your backyard, driveway, or balcony. For our first workshop of the year, we'll dust off our garden tools for a hands-on workshop on tool maintenance and sharpening (and we'll probably drink hot cider, too). Learn how to sharpen your hoe, keep rust at bay, and stop your pitchfork handle from splitting. Find out what an hori hori looks like. Bring your own tools or practice on ours. Great for middle schoolers and up.
Sponsored by Baptist Health
Veg Out is a monthly plant-based pot luck dinner held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Downtown Farm located in the rear parking lot of the Montgomery Advertiser.
*Time: March - September at 7pm & October - February 6pm.
Everyone is welcome! Please bring a dish to share and then grub out on the many delicious plant based dishes brought by your fellow Montgomery veggie lovers.
Join E.A.T. South for farm fun on the first Saturday of every month, rain or shine. We'll work on a farm project like weeding, irrigation, or chicken care, and maybe eat some snacks. First Saturday Work Parties are great ways to learn about urban farming, build your gardening skills and observe how the farm changes throughout the year.
Learn about all about garlic, garlic lore and local folklore at E.A.T. South's October workshop. Halloween is the time to plant your garlic, and the pungent crop is associated with protection against spirits as well as vampires. We'll learn about garlic in the garden, plant some, taste some, and our neighbors at NewSouth Books will bring us ghostly tales collected by folklorist Katherine Tucker Windham from Montgomery and beyond. Bring kids, bring neighbors, and celebrate the season with us! Sponsored by Baptist Health.
E.A.T. South's first fall workshop will explore what you can grow in the garden now as well as tips and tools to give your spring garden a boost. We'll cover fall vegetable crops, cover crops to feed your soil, bed preparation and more. A donation of $5 - $10 is requested but no one will be turned away. Space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your space. Sponsored by
Enjoy the natural beauty of Spring in the elegant setting of the Jim Scott gardens while supporting the EAT South mission which empowers community wide wellness through garden based education. For more information on the 12 stunning acres of lake front gardens click on this link: http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/lakeside-garden-design-ideas
Enjoy the acoustic talents of local musicians including Jay Maguire and Johnny & Beth, as you wander from one garden delight to another. Some of your favorite chefs, partnered with local farmers & producers will be creating inventive, delicious culinary horsdevours with expertly curated wine pairings to ensure a memorable visit. *Also make sure you find your way to the silent auction!
At sunset, join us at the beach for a champagne toast lead by some of your most inspirational Montgomery locals including Montgomery Public Teacher of the Year, Dawn Ellis and the Director of the Brantwood Childrens Home, Gerald Jones.
*A big 'THANKS' to our event sponsors and in-kind donors:
In the event of bad weather, a rain date will be chosen and communicated to ticket holders. All tickets are non-refundable.