Attend story time in the Southside Star Community Garden on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 5 p.m.
It is part of several activities in honor of Community Garden Day. There will be tours, food and drink and activities for kids from 4 to 8 p.m. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
• 4:30 p.m. — Compost tea demonstration by Southside Star Gardener Bob Weber (a part of the Southside Hub Mini-tour)
• 5 p.m. — STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN for all ages with Roosevelt Librarian Ginger Gomes
• 6 p.m. — Fruit-tree guilds and other concepts of permaculture with Standish-Ericsson resident Heather Ilse
Southside Star Community Garden is located at the 4100 block of 32nd Ave.
The first crops were planted at Southside Star in 2010. Each gardener pays $50 a year, and performs 10 hour of community service such as mowing, weeding, moving mulch, digging weeds out of the sidewalk, working on the shelter and filling water barrels. Prior to work days, a scheduled walk-through is done to create a task list for the work-day leader. People also do community work on their own time and drop a note with their hours into the mailbox in the shed.
There is a waiting list for garden plots. Contact Laura Hansen at <email@example.com> for more information or call 612-968-4777.
OTHER LOCAL GARDENS HOSTING EVENTS:
• Fresh Food On 4th 4000 4th Ave S.
Collard Green Cook-Off and tasting, a gardening skill share, and many more gardening activities for adults and youth. 12:00pm-2:00pm. More info: 612-280-7072
• Jardin Paraiso/Paradise Garden 3405 Chicago Ave.
Demos and recipes for purslane, or verdolagas, the edible plant considered a “weed” here.
10am-noon. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Windom Community Garden 62nd St & Nicollet Ave
Potluck picnic, lemonade & cookies provided. Face painting, scavenger hunt, crafts, & musical jam—bring your instruments! 4:30-6:30pm. More info: 612-423-7554