Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Urban Fusion Community Garden update.

It's been a while since we checked in on the Urban Fusion Community Garden. Here is an update from Mallery Waters. Questions? Her e-mail is mallery.waters(at)gmail(dot)com

Garden Supporters,

Here are a few important updates about the Urban Fusion Community Garden. We do have some available plots for the coming growing season, so let me know if you're interested!

New owner but garden continues
As you may have heard, the garden property and Weinmann Building on the corner were recently purchased by a private individual. The new owner is supportive of the garden and is planning to let our garden continue on the property under the auspices of Keep New Albany Clean & Green. Getting a water hookup is in the works, and Grant Line Nursery has generously donated seeds for use in the garden.

Spring gardener meeting - Sun., Mar. 16 from 2-3pm
We'll start the season off right with a seed swap, mini orientation, and planning time. Come and meet/reconnect with your fellow gardeners! We will meet in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Carriage House (1-storey building between church on Market St. and orange mansion on Main St.) at 1015 E. Main St. in New Albany.

Upcoming gardening classes
-March 6 and 13 (6:30-9:00pm) - Master Gardener lecture series on practical vegetable gardening, small fruit for the home garden, and growing/cooking with herbs. Held at Clark County REMC in Sellersburg. Light dinner included, $20 for both nights. Register with Floyd County Extension at 812-948-5470 by 2/28 (maybe they'll be lenient if you hurry...).

-March 13 (dinner at 5:30pm, presentations by Purdue extension educators after) - Annual Starlight Vegetable Growers meeting about the latest information on producing fresh veggies. Held in the Barnyard Bash II Building at Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant, Starlight. (Appears to be no charge.) Pre-register with Extension office at 812-945-4591 by 3/10.

-March 29 (9:30am-2:00pm) - Salsa & Sorbet with the Kentuckiana Unit of the Herb Society of America. Spring education day includes morning tea, a culinary chef preparing a variety of salsas and herbal dishes, and a demonstration on the art of "Sorbet." Held at Plantation Hall at Huber's Orchard & Winery. $35 includes hot Huber's buffet lunch. Pre-register at jettellen@yahoo.com or (812) 590-4604.

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