JOIN OUR GROWING COMMUNITY
Only light work (no strain; no pain) encouraged.
- Pruning - limbs and twigs to be chipped and mulched
- Lasagna composting beds to be layered. Learn how to lasagna compost in your own garden.
Bonus: Take home your own composting barley mash to spread in your garden space. Simply bring along two large buckets. We'll innoculate your mash with EM 1 which immediately starts the composting process. Limit: 2 buckets per person.
Spread the word and compost with us. Bring the whole family.
Check out our schedule of future work parties and weekly "growing" classes to be offered all season at the Garden. Schedule to be posted here by April 7.
Questions? Call Captain Compost (Mike), Master Spreader 406-868-2359406-868-2359
Recycle your compostable paper with us!
Brown cardboard boxes (no color or waxy surface) and black and white newsprint (no color, no shiny stock). We will use this as weedblock in our lasagna composting plots.
Please contribute your paper products on work days, Saturdays at the Garden
Educate yourself, be informed about what you eat and what you are feeding your family. Make informed decisions...here's one side of the story: follow the link to read the article!
Farmed and Dangerous... Chipotle Takes Aim at Unsustainable Industrial Agriculture in New Mini-Series
Last month, the restaurant chain Chipotle launched an online show on Hulu called Farmed and Dangerous, a four-part satire aimed at revealing the "outrageously twisted and utterly unsustainable world of industrial agriculture" by poking fun at it.
Thanks to all who participated in our 4th Annual FRESH! Food Forum - attendees, vendors, teachers, sponsors, kids. It was a fun, full, and educational day and we're already planning and looking forward to next year, with expanded possibilitites.
We have 3 excellent documentaries to loan out if you are interested in showing to your friends, families, neighbors, or organizations.
- FRESH - The underground documentary that became a massive grassroots success, FRESH is the embodiment of the good food movement. http://www.freshthemovie.com/
- Dirt! the movie - Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. http://www.thedirtmovie.org/
- A PLACE AT THE TABLE - "It specifically addresses our country’s hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hungers for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for one’s children – in short, the American dream. http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/#
What can YOU do to further sustainability in your community? Start with 1:
1. Grow something you can eat
2. Eat what someone has grown locally.
3. Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
4. Help a neighbor start a garden.
5. Compost in a bucket or in your backyard.
6. Shop at your local Farmer's Market - and ask if they GROW their own product.
7. Join a Community Garden.
8. Volunteer to help with a school garden or get one started at your child's school.
9. Ask "what's locally grown ?" at your grocery store and when you go out to dinner.
10. Join Gardens from Garbage as a member and support our projects with your volunteer hours and dollars.
11. And my favorite - BUY A CITY LOT AND PLANT AN ORCHARD