White Mountain Community Garden Events


UPCOMING TOURS & EVENTS:

The U of A Navajo County Cooperative Extension SNAP-Ed program is still offering the following free workshop to the community entitled "Eat Smart, Live Strong" from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., on May 10 -  Eat smart spend less.  For more information, contact Brenda Thompson at 928-242-0796.

Also, check to see if you can still get in to any of the organic gardening classes taught by Kim Howell-Costion, and Rainwater Harvesting & Solar Greenhouse Design classes by Joe Costion.  More information on both of these can be obtained from Rebecca Hunt at Northland Pioneer College, 928-536-6244.

Keep checking here for updated information on upcoming tours and events.  

MEETING SCHEDULE:

We normally meet the first Monday of every month (unless that Monday is a holiday).  Due to change in venue for future meetings and events, please check here regularly to find out where we will be meeting and when. The May meeting will be in the large meeting/dining from at the Show Low Senior Center, 301 East McNeil, Show Low on May 1.  The meeting of the board of directors will start at 1:00 p.m. and the Active Membership meeting with start at 2:30 p.m. followed by and educational program on Soil Amending and Companion Planting.  Weather permitting, some of the board members may be available in the garden following the meeting to answer questions and conduct new member orientation. Members are encouraged to wear their name badges, and 2017 stickers are available.  Please RSVP to wmgardeners@gmail.com.  If you have any questions, call Mary Alice Vertz at 602-810-8175. 
  
GARDEN NEWS:

Check out the recent issues of the Maverick magazine - we have some great articles in there; plus a tribute to our late President, Jan Mathis, who was instrumental in the founding and development of the community garden; also a great article on composting.  

The garden has undergoing a radical redevelopment plan - designed to resolve a number of issues, including flooding, irrigation, etc.  The updates are just about done thanks to the hard work of many.  Come by an see the changes for yourself.  


2017

May 6

Spring Fling at the Garden.  Orientation for new members, a potluck, as well as an education program at the Show Low Senior Center (301 East McNeil)  starting at 10:00 a.m. with an educational program featuring more on Soil Amending, Companion Planting, and tips members have gleaned from some of Kim Costion's "World Of . . ." classes, as well as information on exciting upcoming events.  This will be followed by Garden Orientation and a potluck and social time. 

April 29

White Mountain Community Garden Plants & Stuff Sale at the garden from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Members are welcome to set up a table for $10 donation to the garden (should come and set up at 8:00 a.m.)


SOME PAST GARDEN TOURS & EVENTS:

2016

October 

The 4th annual Fall Harvest Festival was again well attended.  The tastings were delicious, the educational handouts went fast, and produce from the garden's final harvest was available for those who came early. 

June

Show Low Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony and activities at the garden on June 30. 

Gazebo at Memorial Garden completed and beautiful bench seat added and dedicated in memory of Gary Franks.  

2015

October 3
The t
hird annual Fall Festival was well attended and our "buy a bag and U-pick produce" sale was very successful, as were the tastings and educational opportunities in the Frontier Room. 

September 12
The canning class was well attended.

July 25
Our participation in the Home and Garden tours sponsored by the GFWC-AZ Woman's Club was a great success. In addition to the garden tour, we had lots of handouts on gardening tips and recipes, as well as delicious tastings including squash soup, pesto, zucchini bars, etc., demonstrations, and a "Christmas in July" Arts and Crafts fundraiser

June 6
Show Low Days plant sale and educational programs.

May 16
Spring Garden Launch, plants sale, tastings and handouts of gardening tips and recipes.

2014

October 4

Second annual Fall Festival.

August 27
Special tour of approximately 30 Pinetop/Lakeside Garden Club members.




 
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