Saturday, Fun Day! Urban Agriculture Kick-Off

Southside_Urban_Agriculture_Kick-Off-300x244Where will you be this Saturday from 11am-1pm

We’ll be in the garden;  workday any 2 hours between 10am – 2pm while gardeners from around the city stop by to pick up their free 5 gallon bucket of compost. All SSCLT members are eligible – if you’re not a member you can sign up during the event. Please bring your own bucket. Volunteers from the community garden and Southside Community Land Trust will be available to answer questions and lend a hand.

Be sure and check the table for Free Seeds. There will be lots of great varieties to choose from!

We’re right next to the park behind the JCC so the kids can go back and forth between the garden and the playground / baseball field. We’ll also have a line up of Food Trucks and music by the Oak Hill Band.

This is a day we all look forward to and enjoy, Hope to see you there!

 

 

Celebrating our 10th Year!

It was great to see everyone at the annual meeting, a sure sign that spring is on the way. Kate brought boxes of seeds to share and a very creative seed card challenge game. For the record, Team Alicia and Linda got almost all of them right! As always, the food was amazing. I even overheard one of our gardeners say that the spring gathering was her favorite night eating out all year. As a special treat, Laura baked a fabulous apple pie to celebrate our 10th year in the garden.

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The meeting went something like this:

“Anyone want to hear about the rules? – NO!”
“Anyone want to hear about the finances? – NO!”
“Anyone want Pie? – YES!”

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A very successful pie, I mean meeting.

Mark your calendars, the first garden workday is on Sunday, April 8th from 10am – 2pm. We are the east side hub for Southside Community Land Trust which means for the third year in a row we will also be hosting The Urban Agriculture Kick-Off from 11am – 1pm the same day. Garden rules only require you put in 2 hours of work but the day is so much fun you may want to stay for the entire time. The Oak Hill Band will be providing live entertainment again this year – Thank you Jeff! There will also be seeds, workshops, free compost for members, and a visit by some of the best food trucks in Providence. Bring your family! Tell your friends! It’s really a great day in the garden!