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Gardening Class – Saturday 10 July 2010

 

GreetingsMany of you have asked when Truly Living Well is conducting another gardening class. The next session is:
 
          Saturday 10 July 2010
          9 am to 1 p.m.
          3353 Washington Road, East Point 30344
          $50 per participant

 
The class will provide participants with an overview of natural and organic urban agricultural methods. This beginner’s course will prepare you for fall planting. The class will cover:
 
          Soil Preparation
          Soil Management
          Composting
          Vermiculture
          Crop Management
          ·        Seasonality
          ·        Planting
          ·        Multi-cropping and Plant Diversity
          ·        Companion Planting
          ·        Weed, Insect, Disease Control
 
This will be a hands-on learning experience conducted at our East Point site. You will leave with new knowledge, a packet of information and some fall seeds.
 
The cost is $50 per person. Class size is limited. To reserve a place mail a check to:

         Truly Living Well
         P.O. Box 90841
         East Point GA 30364

 You can also sign up through PayPal: admin@trulylivingwell.com
 
K. Rashid Nuri will teach the class. Rashid brings forty years of experience to Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms. He now lends his experience to urban areas where good health and nutrition are lacking.
 
For further information contact:
 
K. Rashid Nuri
404.520.8331
or
rashid@trulylivingwell.com
 
Look forward to seeing you.
Peace                       

 

 
There is still time to purchase a CSA Subscription. The cost of your subscription this year is $400 for a full share and $250 for a half share. A registration form and full information can be found at:               http://trulylivingwell.com/subscribe.html

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Come get your food on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at 3353 Washington Road, East Point. Come early to get the best choices.
If you have specific questions, please get in touch.

Peace and Love

Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms

 

 
 
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ORGANIC GARDENING for Beginners Workshop

Where:   Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run
Date:   Saturday, June 5
Time:   9AM 

Experienced gardeners will share information and answer questions in an informal, hands-on setting.  Free for garden members.  A $5 donation is suggested for non-members. Reservations required, space limited.  Email us at:  membership@DunwoodyGarden.org or Dunwoody Community Garden on Facebook

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More than forty people gathered at the garden yesterday for our first membership meeting of the year. What an enthusiastic crowd! Members chatted, shared seeds and knowledge, planted plots, threw footballs, and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon outdoors. But this was more than a social event; we had business to conduct. And where did we assemble to tackle each important point on the agenda? Well, of course, in the heart of our sunlit garden, hedged with playing kids.

VOTING RESULTS.   One point of business at the meeting was a vote. Members voted roughly 3 to 1 to change the bylaws to allow non-organic seeds and transplants. The rule now reads:

The use of organic transplants and seeds, when available, is preferred.

What does that mean? Well, we are an eco-friendly garden committed to organic practices, so please seek out organic seeds and transplants first. Farmer D’s, Home Depot and other local retailers do carry limited varieties of organic seeds and transplants, so please select those when possible. When you can’t find your favorite pepper transplant grown organically, you may now buy the non-organic one to plant in your community garden plot, but you MUST grow it using strictly organic methods. Use ORGANIC soil mix, fertilizer, pesticides/herbicides/fungicides, etc, all of which are readily available at local garden centers. Okay, you might be thinking, but I’m still confused about this organic hubbub. That bring us to another point of business we covered at the meeting…

WORKSHOPS.   Members completed surveys indicating what they’d like to learn—from making birdhouses from gourds to planting with the moon cycle. The tallies were very tight because we have a knowledge-hungry and diverse membership, but the top five requested workshops are:

  • Organics Demystified
  • Companion Planting
  • Spring Gardening Basics
  • Summer Gardening Basics
  • Cool Season Gardening Basics

PROJECTS.   In addition, members also completed surveys indicating which garden projects most appeal to them and which they might like to help create and maintain. The projects ranged from planting a rain garden (to divert standing water from the road to the creek) to building universal access beds for the physically challenged. The top five picks are:

  • Worm Farm
  • Communal Herb Garden
  • Edible Hedgerows
  • Flower Gardens
  • Toolshed

We are on our way to getting those flower gardens planted. Click here for a great story about the raised beds that now line the front of our garden and will be used for non-edible ornamentals after we acquire seeds, transplants, and bulbs. Let us know if you have any thinnings from your yard to donate.

Please check our blog in the coming weeks for workday announcements, workshop dates, and updates on our various garden projects.

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