Fun Saturday at the Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM


Santa Maria Community Garden
910 S Oakwood Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454
United States
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Jeanne Sparks
Please join us for a
“Fun Saturday”
at the

Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10 a.m. to Noon
Santa Maria Community Garden
910 S. Oakwood Drive, Santa Maria


We'll be looking over the great work we did November 2, discussing plans for the garden's future and doing some work on the adjacent flower garden that we maintain for the City of Santa Maria.

We planted 14 types of vegetables on November 2: 
Black Magic and Green kale, five types of lettuce (Lolla Rosa, Tango, Romaine, Green Oak and Red Oak), fennel, cauliflower, celery, endive, broccoli, chard and red cabbage. Thanks to Plantel Nurseries for the seedlings.

I'd like to ask individuals to each choose one vegetable to research and bring information on it to our meeting on November 15. I also need one volunteer to compile the information. We need to know things like the characteristics of the plant, what it needs to grow, how long it takes to reach maturity, and any other relevant information. Let me know which one you choose.

We're having a "fun day" this Saturday, November 15. We will try to meet two times a month now: the first Sunday and the third Saturday. For those of you who can't make Sundays, we hope you'll make Saturdays! Please mark your calendars (but look for our emails to reconfirm). Each meeting will start at 10 a.m. with a planning session (bring a chair, some food to share if you want, and your ideas). We'll talk, then do some work, then talk again. 

We’re doing this because we want to encourage local residents to grow their own organic, delicious food, and to share our bounty with members of the community. We want to encourage children (and their parents) to enjoy fresh vegetables while they connect with the source of their food. And we want to have fun while we do it!

Bring your kids, too. We’ve had children as young as three years old help out, and we’ve had high school and college students as well young adults, middle aged adults, and some who are a bit older. This is a multi-generational, multicultural effort.

We hope to see you Saturday. Reservations are not necessary, but if you think you’ll make it, please let me know. (It makes me feel good to know people are coming.) Or if you have questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected]. And check us out (and “like” us) on Facebook:   

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