The Garden Scene in 2014

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It’s time for veggies and flowers!  Beginning next Tuesday, April 22nd (Earth Day), AMFC members will have the opportunity to sign up to participate in the AMFC Garden & Nutrition Group.  Get this…to participate, you don’t have to water, or carry big bags o’ dirt, or even show up for meetings!

The workshops are new this year and give you the opportunity to get involved hands-on with garden and nutrition events, or just to observe and soak-in.

Signing up casts you nothing and require no commitment to getting dirty in the garden.  By registering for the group you will receive:

  • weekly emails with gardening and nutrition  information, helpful tips and the link to our AMFC Garden Blog
  • invites to on-site gardening and/or nutrition talks and demonstrations
  • “heads-ups” for first dibs on garden produce as it becomes available
  • The opportunity to ask questions of our Master Gardeners and Registered Dietitians in workshops and online chats

Special acknowledgement and thanks go to our new garden partners, the Lincoln High School Earth Club and their advisors Mr. Joshua Smith and Mr. Kyle Dietz.  The to the Earth Club and student leader, Anne Hand, our soon-to-be seedlings are getting all the space, sun, warmth, water and attention they need to become lil’ green giants in our AMFC garden.

If you have any questions, please call Barbara at 322-5302 or email barbara.sognfrank@avera.org.



The Garden Grows

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The first raised-bed garden season at AMFC is winding down after months of planning and preparation, planting seeds, thinning seedlings, stomping down old straw bales, leaves and grass clippings, hauling 50lb bags of organic compost and topsoil, mapping out companion planting, digging, planting, sawing wood, staple gunning fencing, watering….whew! 

Thanks go to the members and staff who’ve participated and contributed to this venture into gardening for fun and sharing healthy food and awareness.  We’ve learned quite a bit together.  (Important lesson:  when your Master Gardener says,  “Don’t plant zuchini there!”   then DON’T PLANT ZUCHINI THERE!) 

Soon we’ll have a full report on what we’ve learned to share with you all and will tell you how you can get involved next spring.  In the mean time, we’ve got a GARDEN PARTY to plan.  Keep your eyes peeled, it’s coming in October….