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2016 Live and Thrive Membership, Mission, Goals, Values

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, March 14, 2016

Live and Thrive

Sheryl McGlochlin

Providing many opportunities

 to be healthy and active outdoors.

To create new friendships,

to become self reliant & self sufficient. 

To work, play, eat and learn together

through outdoor adventures, 

recreation and community gardens.

Community Gardens

  • Created for working garden members to work often, gain valuable, hands-on experience, skills, and knowledge
  • Members receive all of the fruits of their labors
  • Established August 2007
  • 9 years of delicious, freshly-picked garden harvest, work, classes, workshops, new friends, etc.
  • Assortment of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers are grown
  • Membership open year round
  • Work and schedule is flexible
  • The more one works in the gardens, the more one learns, the more harvest one receives
  • FAQ for our Community Garden Group

Holladay A Garden, 2836 East Casto Lane 5060 South

  • 1200 sq. ft. high tunnel cold frame Greenhouse
  • Micro irrigation system
  • Additional outdoor gardens
  • Year round indoor garden

Holladay B Garden, 2225 East Fardown (6100 South)

  • Open March - November

South Jordan Garden, 11131 South 2865 West

  • Largest garden 
  • Open April - November

West Jordan Garden, 2881 West 7180 South

  • Open April - November
  • Irrigation system

Outdoor Adventures

  • Created to help members be active outdoors by learning, practicing and enjoying a variety of sports and survival skills
  • Members with a wide range of ability and skill are encouraged to attend
  • Members develop self reliance skills, new friendships, stronger, healthier bodies and minds
  • Established June 2003
  • 13 years of outdoor recreation, activities, classes, adventures, trips, etc.
  • Membership open year round
  • 400+ outings and events offered every year
  • The more one participates, the stronger and more confident one becomes.

Adventures & outings include: 

  • hiking
  • biking
  • downhill skiing
  • camping
  • snowshoeing
  • kayaking
  • stand up paddle surfing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • canyoneering
  • scuba diving
  • zipfy sledding
  • zip lining
  • photography
  • boating
  • wake boarding
  • water skiing
  • wake surfing
  • night walks
  • night hikes
  • swimming
  • Dutch oven cooking
  • gardening
  • emergency preparedness skills

Benefits:

Hands-on garden experience

  • Weekly opportunities to work in our gardens
  • Simple ways to try this at home
  • How to start small
  • Creating and finding containers
  • Working with raised beds
  • Discovering creative garden tips
  • Learning simple soil tests to try at home
  • How to amend the soil
  • Easy backyard composting
  • Mulch & manure
  • Learning what grows in each season
  • Growing from seed
  • Transplanting & hardening off
  • Buying starts
  • Finding, saving and storing seeds
  • Learning how to layout a summer, spring and fall garden
  • Easy year round planting tips

Outdoor Activities

  • Helping members to be active and stay healthy.
  • Opportunities to attend hundreds of outings each year. 
  • Events, outings, classes, and activities organized 52 weeks of the year.
  • Many opportunities and invitations to meet others and develop new relationships. 
  • Outings designed for easy to moderate skill levels.
  • Flexible and accommodating for a wide range of ability and age. 

Garden Treats

Treats may include smoothies, salads, desserts, snacks, main dishes, etc. 

Offered to members regularly as a token of our appreciation.

Members receive recipes, ideas and tips on how to use the harvest

Barter, Trade, Sell Services

  • Participating members write a list of their wishes, wants, desires, needs, etc.
  • Members are asked to share information regarding their talents, skills, education, background, expertise, knowledge, resources, and interests to help us get better acquainted and make connections with others.

Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations

  • Hands-on experience, work sessions, fairs, outings, events, etc. are just some ways members are able to learn and explore new sports or garden skills.
  • Attend often.  Learn a lot. 
  • Online calendars are updated often.

Urban Homesteading

  • Become more self reliant, self sufficient
  • Learn the 3 R’s of Sustainability:  Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Backyard Chickens
  • Bee Keeping
  • Cheese making 
  • and much more….

Preservation Skills

  • Learn critical skills on preserving the harvest
  • Skills of canning, juicing, freezing, drying are taught

Self reliance skills

  • Learn how to be better prepared emotionally, financially, socially, physically, spiritually and mentally for upcoming challenges, trials, emergencies, hardships

Emergency preparedness skills

• Emergency Preparedness Quiz - How prepared are you?

• Organizing Financial Matters & Important Documents

• Preparing Financial Reserves

• Basic Rule of 3’s: 4 THREE’S to remember when planning for any kind of emergency

• Emergency Water:  Home Storage and Emergency Disinfection

• Finding Shelter. Being Storm Safe: Safe Havens in Heat Wave, Thunderstorm/Lightning, Hurricane, Tornado, Winter Storm

• Leaving or staying put: 1) a place to stay safe in 2) an evacuation

• Evacuation “To Go” Box

• 72 Hour Emergency Kit

• Basic First-Aid Supplies & Medications

• Emergency Vehicle Kit

• Youth Emergency Backpack

• Child Emergency Preparedness

• Floods

• Earthquakes

• 12 Step Preparedness Plan

• Clothing and Bedding Checklist

• Hand Warmers

  • Emergency Blankets

• Basics of Home Storage - Containers, what can be stored, how long to store food

• Food Planning Guide

• Three-month supply of food that is part of a normal daily diet

• Longer-term supply of basic food items

• Garden Planning Guide

• CERT - Where to find this training program (Community Emergency Response Team)

• Basic Survival Tips

• Animal First Aid Kit

• Water in an Emergency

• Food in an Emergency

• Power Outages - What to do

• Communication: ways to communicate w/ family after a disaster

• Family Emergency Plan

• Emergency “Porta Potty” Kit Contents

• Favorite Resources and Products

• Ham radios, benefits, becoming an operator

• Block captains, where to find one in your neighborhood, what they do, why you need to know

• Neighborhood Watch Programs - in your own neighborhood

• Dutch Oven and Outdoor Cooking - easy ways to practice Dutch Oven cooking skills in your own kitchen, simple recipes, dinner & instruction held in my Holladay backyard

• Camping trips

  • Camping classes

• Food Preservation - Samples

• Food & Water Storage Display/Demo

• Invites to community Emergency Preparedness Fairs

a 5 day Survival Backpack with 64 items (food, water, first aid, & warmth) available to purchase, $79 + tax.  Excellent starter kit that can easily be customized with more items to fit your personal needs.

On-the-job training opportunities

  • Seeking employment or volunteer opportunities in any of these related fields?  Let me know. 
  • Members have received job offers - in part from our positive recommendations, job referrals and endorsements.

Meal Planning

  • Learn ways to prepare and eat simple meals from garden produce.
  • Discover ways of storing food and how it saves you serious money grocery money.
  • Save serious money by learning how to wean yourself off grocery stores and restaurants.
  • Learn about and implement the “6-3-4 Meal Plan” (6 minute prep time, $3/meal, enough to feed a family of 4… or larger)

Greenhouses & Hoop Houses

  • Benefits
  • Difference between hoop houses & high tunnel cold frame greenhouse
  • Materials you need
  • Making a small, simple hoop house
  • Where to find and buy materials for ANY size hoop house or greenhouse
  • How to DIY

Back to basics

  • Getting motivated to learn and practice simple, easy, daily tasks you can do each day that help you get back to the basics.

Fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers

  • In addition to regular full time gardens, seasonal garden properties we acquire give us more fruits and vegetables.

Eating freshly-picked harvest

  • The downside to eating freshly-picked garden produce is never wanting to buy it from a store again!

Garden meals & easy recipes

  • Feeding garden members is something I love to do!
  • I love sharing garden meals or treats
  • It’s my way of expressing gratitude for the hard work members do. 
  • Come often and let me feed you!
  • All kinds of fun edible treats will come your way.

Planting crops year-round

  • Planting and harvesting crops happens the entire year
  • Learn where to plant, when to plant, how to plant, what to plant, etc.

Leadership & teaching opportunities

Interested in teaching opportunities? Tell me.

Leadership opportunities are always available.

Contact me.

Creative Nature Date Virtual Tour - Help wanted!

  • Question: What happens when you combine a Hiking Guide with a Creative Dating Instructor?  
  • Answer: A Creative Nature Date
  • As a hiking guide and past creative dating instructor I am always looking for the perfect date with a secret destination in nature. 
  • To qualify it has to be unique, easy-to-get-to, less traveled, inexpensive and very beautiful! 
  • These dates are perfect for any nature lover. 
  • The perfect companion is someone you love like a sweetheart, child, grandchild, friend, etc. 
  • Enjoy a memorable, fun, peaceful, private picnic! 
  • Creative dating destinations are all less than 1/2 mile hike from a trailhead, located in the Wasatch Mountains near the Salt Lake valley.
  • Help wanted: I need a videographer to help me create this virtual tour so I can share this with more people. Contact me if interested.

Garden Calendars: 

Calendar events are updated often

FYI:

  • Be the first to know! Receive email notifications for updated and new garden work sessions, activities, outings, classes, workshops, etc. as soon as they are posted! 
  • Service provided for our Healthy Eating & Gardening Meetup group only
  • $5/year meetup fee for this service

Contact info:

Cell: 801-278-5313 - Call or text

Email: sheryl@liveandthrive.com

Website: liveandthrive.com

How to get started:

  • Go to GARDEN CALENDARS online - 2 calendars to view
  • Choose an outing to attend
  • RSVP via text or email - 
  • Attend a FREE garden outing (check us out first!)
  • Pick your membership - 3 memberships to choose from
  • You may upgrade to another membership anytime you like
  • Register online or in person
  • Come often - the more you come, the more you benefit!
  • When children are attending, let me know in advance (12 & under)

1) FULL BENEFIT MEMBERSHIP

  • $100/person/year
  • $400/family/year
  • 12 month membership starting at time of registration
  • VIP member with first priority and access to harvest, meals, and all services.
  • Priority for harvest
  • Free classes, workshops, demonstrations, emergency prep. class, outdoor activities and outings, etc.
  • Harvest and meals are reserved for those who work in the our gardens

2) BASIC MEMBERSHIP

  • $35/year/person
  • Barter/Sell/Trade Membership
  • Membership starts at time of registration - good for 12 months
  • Limited amount of harvest
  • 1/2 price on classes, workshops, demonstrations
  • Harvest and meals are reserved for those who work in the our gardens

3) FREE MEMBERSHIP

  • Contact me in advance to let me know if you would like to come and work for a little while or  come and take a short tour.
  • As always come and stay as long as you like.
  • RSVP if possible by text, email, etc. 

Support Live and Thrive Community Gardens!

Donations are always accepted.

Credit Card/Check/Cash Accepted



FREE Pasta Dinner and Garden Work Tonight West Jordan Gardens

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

West Jordan Garden

2881 W. 7180 So. 

6 - 9 PM

Enjoy a FREE, delicious, pasta dinner w/ salad and garlic bread, made from ingredients from our gardens.

Vegetarian and meat options.

We are eager to feed those who will help us finish weeding and planting the 2nd half of this garden tonight.

RSVP so I know how much to bring.

 

What to bring:

  • Garden gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Shovel if you have one

Stay as long as you are able

You'll like our Working Garden Group if you...

  • enjoy being outdoors
  • want a fun way to exercise
  • love connecting with nature by working with soil, rocks, plants, etc.
  • aren't afraid of hard work
  • desire to eat an abundance of food you've helped grow yourself
  • love saving money on food
  • are eager to learn valuable gardening skills for you and your family
  • need an effective way to relieve stress and tension




We grow an abundance of food on our land - which is divided into several gardens in South and West Jordan, and Holladay.

If you are passionate about growing your own food and eating a lot of delicious harvest, please come and get acquainted with our Community Working Garden Group!

No prior experience or knowledge is required since you'll be mentored by experienced garden members and farmers.













Spring Crops Grown: 

Radishes, Broccoli, Cabbage
Onions, Garlic, Peas
Dark Green Leafy Lettuces
Beets, Carrots, Cauliflower
Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard

Herbs: 

Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Chives, 
and more...


Summer Crops Grown:

Beans, Corn, Crenshaw
Watermelon, Cantaloupes
Pumpkins, Rhubarb, Eggplant
Squash - Summer and Winter
Peppers, Potatoes, Yams
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions
Strawberries, Grapes




Sheryl McGlochlin
Live and Thrive

Email:

Website:

Cell: 
801-278-5313

Meetup Calendar:


Website Calendar:




    I love my children learning that food comes from plants rather than the supermarket.  Also, the garden group is full of lots of fun people.
    26-May-2010



    SUMMER PASTA SALAD - WATERMELON Garden Dinner - Work South Jordan

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, June 24, 2013

    FREE Event!  You are invited!



    11371 South 2865 W., South Jordan

    June 25, Tuesday

    6 - 9 PM


    Bring a friend!



    Where to go first: 

    We will meet and stay here this evening. Bring any friends and family to help us work!  RSVP if you can come so I know how much food to bring.  


    Where to find us:

    Come around to the back, past the yard and into the garden area. 

    We have plenty of food to give to everyone who comes!  Help us for as long as you are able. 

    If you are able to come on your own and work throughout the week, let me know!  



    About the harvest you'll receive:

    Besides a delicious dinner, I have PLENTY of freshly cut lettuce and peas for those who come!  Make sure you RSVP.


    About the work:

    Help us weed this garden and harvest a lot of the spring crops that have been growing here.  There is still plenty of time to get a summer garden planted in here.  If it's not windy, we'll try and lay down black plastic on the weeded rows so we don't have to weed anymore in this garden!!



    We grow an abundance of food on our 3 acres of land - which is divided into several gardens in South and West Jordan, Holladay and East Millcreek area.

    If you are passionate about growing your own food and eating a lot of delicious harvest, please come and get acquainted with our Community Working Garden Group!

    No prior experience or knowledge is required since you'll be mentored by experienced garden members and farmers.



    Learn more about the benefits you'll receive from joining our group.

    Now in our 6th year, we are producing a larger variety of harvest, with more land than ever before. 

    You are invited to join us, drastically cut your food bill, eat healthier, relieve stress, get outdoors, give your children something to do besides play with their electronic toys, and gain valuable skills growing your own food!


    Not a member?  No worries.  Come and get acquainted for FREE the first time to see if we are right for you.

    Once you've attended and want to join, register online or in person as an MEMBER and start receiving full benefits year round!





    2013 Garden Classes,“Hands On” Demos

    Saturdays, 2 - 4 pm, more classes will be added during the growing season


    January: Garden Text Book, Protective Gardens i.e. Greenhouses, etc.

    February: Vertical Gardens, Protective Gardens, Starting Seedlings Indoors

    March: Using Organic Matter, Soil Types, Garden Layout, Easiest Crops to Grow

    April: Water-Wise No-Weed Garden, Compost, Buying plants: Where, When, & How

    May: Successful Planting Tips, Tilling, Furrows, Best Plant Food, Temperature & Sunlight

    June: Transplanting, Watering Do’s/Don’ts: Irrigation, Drip, More Planting Tips

    July: Preserve the Harvest by Drying, Water-Wise Tips, Keeping Plants Healthy

    August: Preserve the Harvest by Freezing, Fall Crops to Start Growing

    September: Harvest Seeds for Spring, Preserve Harvest: Canning, Cleaning Up

    October:  Fall Compost, Preserve Harvest: Easy Potato Cellars, Gardens to Bed

    November: Putting a Garden to Bed, Preparing Gardens for Early Spring Planting

    NOTE:  If you missed something, let me know.  We'll be doing make up classes throughout the year.






    Spring Crops Grown: 

    Radishes, Broccoli, Cabbage
    Onions, Garlic, Peas
    Dark Green Leafy Lettuces
    Beets, Carrots, Cauliflower
    Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard

    Herbs: 

    Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Chives, 
    and more...


    Summer Crops Grown:

    Beans, Corn, Crenshaw
    Watermelon, Cantaloupes
    Pumpkins, Rhubarb, Eggplant
    Squash - Summer and Winter
    Peppers, Potatoes, Yams
    Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions
    Strawberries, Grapes




    Sheryl McGlochlin
    Live and Thrive

    Email:

    Website:

    Cell: 
    801-278-5313

    Meetup Calendar:


    Website Calendar:




    What to bring: 

    • Garden gloves (I have some for you to use if you don't have any)
    • Water bottle
    • Shoes that can get muddy
    • Weather appropriate clothing


    Type of food you'll receive: 


    • Produce - Enjoy harvesting and eating any crops ready to pick
    • Breads and baked goods -  Local businesses trade baked goods with us (Great Harvest Bread, Riches Bagels, etc.)
    • Soup! Hot, delicious, healthy, hearty, homemade soup generally made from ingredients from last year's harvest!
    • Outside garden work is weather dependent.
    • Greenhouse garden work is not weather dependent: Planting or other work may be done regardless of the weather.


    You'll like our Working Garden Group if you...

    • enjoy being outdoors
    • want a fun way to exercise
    • love connecting with nature by working with soil, rocks, plants, etc.
    • aren't afraid of hard work
    • desire to eat an abundance of food you've helped grow yourself
    • love saving money on food
    • are eager to learn valuable gardening skills for you and your family
    • need an effective way to relieve stress and tension

    I love my children learning that food comes from plants rather than the supermarket.  Also, the garden group is full of lots of fun people.
    26-May-2010



    Garden News! Peas! Today and Wed., Jun 18 - 19, Holladay & South Jordan Pick up spots

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, June 18, 2013




    All of our peas are generally gone in May but due to weather conditions, we are still enjoying LOTS of peas...
    but not for long.

    If you want peas, email or call me today, Tuesday or tomorrow on Wednesday before you come.
    These are the final days for pea pickups.

    • Holladay Pickup - anytime today
    • South Jordan Garden:  9978 South Redwood Road, 6 - 8 PM Tuesday evening only, RSVP since we'll be moving around our 4 So Jo Gardens tonight.
    • Confirm before coming via email or text - 801-278-5313
    • Holladay pick up:  My home:  2836 E Casto Lane (5060 So.), 84117
    • On the front porch on my home, find a BLUE COOLER
    • Take up to a gallon size bag of peas.
    • Bring your own bag or container.
    • Once you have confirmed with me, DON'T ring my doorbell, just get the peas from the cooler.
    • Sign in:  The clip board will be inside the cooler. 
    • I will monitor the blue cooler and keep filling it up until the peas are gone.
    • We have a lot of peas to share with others right now, but only until Wed. night, so act soon.
    • This is a private invitation. Only you are invited to come and get peas.
    • You are invited to come and work with us in the gardens throughout the year, if you want more produce.
    Thanks so much to all those who have helped us this far AND for those who will continue to help us grow an abundance of food!
    We couldn't be doing it without your help.
    Hope to see you soon.

    Sheryl




    Welcome to the

    Live and Thrive

    Working Community Garden Group!

    Free to join!


    We are a hands-on, working community garden group with lots of flexibility! 

    All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Garden experience and knowledge is helpful but not required.

    If you

    • love being active and trying new things
    • enjoy working outdoors
    • want to be more self reliant
    • have a passion to learn gardening skills
    • want to meet other healthy-minded people
    • have a positive attitude and enjoy variety
    • love to eat freshly picked harvest that you helped to grow...

    then you will fit in well with our group!


    How to get started: 

    • Contact Sheryl for instructions on how to start receiving full benefits!
    • Attend as a visitor a few times, if you prefer. 

    As a visitor, come and take a quick tour or come ready to work with us for all or part of our group work session.

    Work with others who have similar abilities, interests and passions.

    After attending a few times, registration is required.  Struggling financially?  Payment plans are offered, if necessary. Contact Sheryl. See contact info at bottom of page.

    Our nine gardens are located in Holladay, South Jordan and West Jordan.  Work in one location or all of them. It's up to you.


    Contribute in a way that works best for you. 

    Elderly members, for example, have been some of our best workers!  They move the work along as they sit on a chair and work in our gardens! 


    Being in a garden is very therapeutic and working in one is even better!


    I hope you’ll join us!




    Garden Calendar

    Weekly garden calendar updated often. Schedule increases during peak months


    What members are saying


    Videos, Articles, Recipes and the latest news!




    Benefits include:

    • Valuable knowledge and experience in farming and gardening
    • Valuable self reliance skills
    • Less visits to a grocery store
    • Big savings on groceries
    • Tuition discount for healthy eating classes:  6-3-4 Meal Plan Classes
    • Learning how to eat less processed foods
    • Contributing in a variety of ways using your talents, skills and abilities
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Working with experienced gardeners
    • Delicious harvest
    • Mini classes and demonstrations
    • Weekly garden tours
    • Membership in our Barter Group


    Want a Tour?

    • We'd love to meet you!  Check GARDEN CALENDAR for dates and times.  Any time posted on the calendar will be a great time for a tour! Calendar dates increase as we approach peak season


    EXTRA Perks!

    • Join early in the season
    • Join as a group of 12 or more, receive the 13th membership FREE!







    2017 Garden Classes and Hands On Demonstrations


    • January: Intro to Garden Text Book, Winter Gardening in Greenhouses
    • February: Working in our Pea Plantation - a Vertical Garden, Protective Gardens, Starting Seedlings Indoors
    • March: Using Organic Matter, Soil Types, Garden Layout, Easiest Crops to Grow
    • April: Creating a Water-Wise, Weed-free Garden, Compost, Buying seed and plants: When, Where, How much
    • May: Tips on Planting, Tilling, Creating Furrows, Best Plant Food, Temperature & Sunlight Tips
    • June: Transplanting, Watering Tips for Irrigation, Drip, The do's and don'ts, More Planting Tips
    • July: Preserving the Harvest: Drying Methods, Water-Wise Tips, Keeping Plants Healthy
    • August: Preserving the Harvest Freezing Methods, Fall Crops to Get Planted
    • September: Harvesting Seeds for Spring, Preserving the Harvest: Canning Methods, Starting the Fall Clean Up
    • October:  Fall Compost, Preserving the Harvest: Easy Potato Cellar Methods, Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter, Part 1
    • November: Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter Part 2, Preparing a Garden for Early Spring Planting


    January - November


    Crops include


    Spring Crops:

    Radishes, Broccoli, Cabbage
    Onions, Garlic, Peas
    Dark Green Leafy Lettuces
    Beets, Carrots, Cauliflower
    Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard





    Herbs: 

    Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Chives, 
    and more…





    Summer Crops:

    Beans, Corn, Crenshaw
    Watermelon, Cantaloupes
    Pumpkins, Rhubarb, Eggplant
    Squash - Summer and Winter
    Peppers, Potatoes, Yams
    Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions
    Strawberries, Grapes






    Contact Info:


    Sheryl McGlochlin
    Live and Thrive

    Email:

    Website:

    Cell Phone: 
    801-278-5313

    Website Calendar:


    Visit Youtube Videos for Garden, Outdoor Adventure and Feed a Family topics Join us on Facebook: "Sheryl McGlochlin" and "Live and Thrive"
    Receive email reminders here:  Healthy Eating & Gardening Meetup Group






    Garden Harvest Work and Tours May 23 - 27

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Receive lots of Delicious Spring Harvest right now!!

    • A huge thanks to all those coming and working in our gardens this past month!
    • Our gardens are looking great and everyone is able to enjoy a delicious bounty of harvest IF you'll come!

    Mini Farmer's Market and work to do

    When we have a lot of produce we call it a "Mini Farmer's Market"!
    Those who have been working in any of our gardens during the past 4 months are entitled to receive some of the harvest.

    • Thursday, May 23, 9 - 12 noon, East Millcreek Gardens:  Contact: Kim Johnson
    • Thursday, May 23, 6 - 8 pm, South Jordan B Garden, 11131 So. 2865 W. 
    • Friday, May 24, 9 - 10 am, Holladay Gardens
    • Saturday, May 25, 2 - 4 pm, Meet at South Jordan C Garden, then hit other gardens nearby


    • If you can't attend one of these times, contact the coordinator to work out a time.
    • We need your help working in these gardens, for even 30 minutes!
    • Email me in advance that you are coming.

    Best way to receive produce nearly EVERY week of the year:

     Pick a day and garden area to work in, then come often

    My assistants:


    Holladay Gardens

    East Millcreek Gardens

    Kim Johnson, kimberlyj_ut@hotmail.com

    South Jordan Gardens

    Betty, Azure, Renee' or me

    West Jordan Garden

    Katy, katiew23@mac.com

    Can't find me? Contact one of them.


    Work to do this week: 


    South Jordan Gardens -


    Help us this Thursday, May 23, 6 - 8 PM getting all the rest of the garden covered with black plastic, which will eliminate a HUGE weed problem for the rest of the season.  Four rows are currently done but 20+ rows are still needed get finished.   A minimum of 4 people are needed with this task.  This becomes a ONE TIME weeding job since weeds are unable to grow under the black plastic!  This must be done before crops can be planted.  I hope to get to a few other gardens in the area, on this night as well. 

    West Jordan Garden

    Black plastic (currently it's over at the So Jo B Garden until that garden is complete.  It needs to be laid down before planting as well. 

    East Millcreek Gardens

    Kim is starting to "hill up" some of the potatoes and putting furrows in our EM B Garden.  Contact her to help.

    Holladay Gardens

    On Tuesday next week (since Monday is a holiday), come and help us work in the Holladay D Garden along with transplanting crops from Holl B to Holl D Garden.  Contact Xiomara, Laura or myself

    Each of these locations, the assistant OR myself will have a bunch of delicious spring crops to give you for your time and effort! 


    -----------------------------------------------------



    Welcome to the

    Live and Thrive

    Working Community Garden Group!

    Free to join!


    We are a hands-on, working community garden group with lots of flexibility! 

    All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Garden experience and knowledge is helpful but not required.

    If you

    • love being active and trying new things
    • enjoy working outdoors
    • want to be more self reliant
    • have a passion to learn gardening skills
    • want to meet other healthy-minded people
    • have a positive attitude and enjoy variety
    • love to eat freshly picked harvest that you helped to grow...

    then you will fit in well with our group!


    How to get started: 

    • Contact Sheryl for instructions on how to start receiving full benefits!
    • Attend as a visitor a few times, if you prefer. 

    As a visitor, come and take a quick tour or come ready to work with us for all or part of our group work session.

    Work with others who have similar abilities, interests and passions.

    After attending a few times, registration is required.  Struggling financially?  Payment plans are offered, if necessary. Contact Sheryl. See contact info at bottom of page.

    Our nine gardens are located in Holladay, South Jordan and West Jordan.  Work in one location or all of them. It's up to you.


    Contribute in a way that works best for you. 

    Elderly members, for example, have been some of our best workers!  They move the work along as they sit on a chair and work in our gardens! 


    Being in a garden is very therapeutic and working in one is even better!


    I hope you’ll join us!




    Garden Calendar

    Weekly garden calendar updated often. Schedule increases during peak months


    What members are saying


    Videos, Articles, Recipes and the latest news!




    Benefits include:

    • Valuable knowledge and experience in farming and gardening
    • Valuable self reliance skills
    • Less visits to a grocery store
    • Big savings on groceries
    • Tuition discount for healthy eating classes:  6-3-4 Meal Plan Classes
    • Learning how to eat less processed foods
    • Contributing in a variety of ways using your talents, skills and abilities
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Working with experienced gardeners
    • Delicious harvest
    • Mini classes and demonstrations
    • Weekly garden tours
    • Membership in our Barter Group


    Want a Tour?

    • We'd love to meet you!  Check GARDEN CALENDAR for dates and times.  Any time posted on the calendar will be a great time for a tour! Calendar dates increase as we approach peak season


    EXTRA Perks!

    • Join early in the season
    • Join as a group of 12 or more, receive the 13th membership FREE!







    2017 Garden Classes and Hands On Demonstrations


    • January: Intro to Garden Text Book, Winter Gardening in Greenhouses
    • February: Working in our Pea Plantation - a Vertical Garden, Protective Gardens, Starting Seedlings Indoors
    • March: Using Organic Matter, Soil Types, Garden Layout, Easiest Crops to Grow
    • April: Creating a Water-Wise, Weed-free Garden, Compost, Buying seed and plants: When, Where, How much
    • May: Tips on Planting, Tilling, Creating Furrows, Best Plant Food, Temperature & Sunlight Tips
    • June: Transplanting, Watering Tips for Irrigation, Drip, The do's and don'ts, More Planting Tips
    • July: Preserving the Harvest: Drying Methods, Water-Wise Tips, Keeping Plants Healthy
    • August: Preserving the Harvest Freezing Methods, Fall Crops to Get Planted
    • September: Harvesting Seeds for Spring, Preserving the Harvest: Canning Methods, Starting the Fall Clean Up
    • October:  Fall Compost, Preserving the Harvest: Easy Potato Cellar Methods, Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter, Part 1
    • November: Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter Part 2, Preparing a Garden for Early Spring Planting


    January - November


    Crops include


    Spring Crops:

    Radishes, Broccoli, Cabbage
    Onions, Garlic, Peas
    Dark Green Leafy Lettuces
    Beets, Carrots, Cauliflower
    Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard





    Herbs: 

    Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Chives, 
    and more…





    Summer Crops:

    Beans, Corn, Crenshaw
    Watermelon, Cantaloupes
    Pumpkins, Rhubarb, Eggplant
    Squash - Summer and Winter
    Peppers, Potatoes, Yams
    Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions
    Strawberries, Grapes






    Contact Info:


    Sheryl McGlochlin
    Live and Thrive

    Email:

    Website:

    Cell Phone: 
    801-278-5313

    Website Calendar:


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    41 Different Early Spring Crops recently planted (in February & March)

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    • Sugar Snap Peas
    • Early Frost Peas
    • Green Arrow Peas
    • Little Marvel Peas
    • Rainbow Carrots
    • Purple Carrots
    • Arugela
    • Mesclun Mixed Salad Greens
    • Swiss Chard Bright Lights
    • Cilantro Coriander
    • Swiss Chard Lucullus
    • Lettuce Buttercrunch
    • Kohlrabi Purple Vienna
    • Leeks
    • Kale
    • Broccoli
    • Beets
    • Green Lettuce Leaf
    • Turnips
    • Cabbage
    • Okra
    • Collards
    • Utah Yellow Sweet Onions
    • Radishes
    • Mustard Greens
    • "Easter Egg" Radishes
    • Italian Red Torpedo Onions
    • Red Leafy Lettuce
    • Swiss Chard
    • Parsnips
    • Kohlrabi - Regular
    • Spinach
    • Valencia Onions
    • Romaine Lettuce
    • Rhubarb Chard
    • Cauliflower
    • Tokyo White Onions
    • Oak Leaf Lettuce
    • Walla Walla Onions
    • Black Seed Lettuce
    • and more...

    Crops that are currently growing from last year:

     
    • Garlic
    • Oregano
    • Iris (flower)
    • Strawberries
    • Chives
    • Onions
    • Rhubarb

    Friday, Oct. 5 - South Jordan Gardens, Final day to pick crops before the freeze

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, October 04, 2012

    A HUGE thank you

    to everyone who has been working so hard this past week, to harvest tomatoes, peppers and squash in our South Jordan Gardens.  

    Your efforts have been GREATLY appreciated!

    In the South Jordan Gardens, we have until Friday evening to harvest the last of our crops in these gardens.  Late Friday night, there's a good chance the temperatures will dip low enough to freeze our crops which makes it officially the end of our growing season IN THE SOUTH JORDAN GARDENS.

    The temperatures can vary quite a bit from the center of the Salt Lake valley (South and West Jordan Gardens) to the benches (Millcreek and Holladay Gardens). 
     
    If you are able to help today, Thursday, or Friday, and get out to our So Jo B Garden at 11131 So. 2865 W. and pick any and all tomatoes and anything else you see, it would be greatly appreciated. Let me know before you go so I can keep you updated on the progress. 

    Take what you want and if you have extra, send it my way, here in Holladay, where we will get it distributed. 

    FALL GARDEN CLEANUP: EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER - 1 - 3 PM


    Check the garden calendar to see the update on which garden we are at each Saturday. 
    Check the Friday before, to get the most current news.

    From 1 - 3 pm, every Saturday, we'll bring lunch for everyone and work together to pull ALL the plants out of the garden, put them in a big pile to be hauled away.  All the dripline needs to be carefully gathered up and all black plastic will be removed from the garden area as well.  Any rocks, milk cartons, wood pieces, etc. that were holding down the black plastic all need to be put in a pile away from the main garden area.

    Our South Jordan Gardens will be tilled with a tractor this fall, so we can begin planting early in the spring. 

    If you and your family have never been involved with working throughout an entire growing cycle, you should come and work with us to learn what needs to be done before winter sets in.

    Thursday, Aug. 2: Harvest Distribution in Holladay

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, August 01, 2012
    We still need your help in the gardens - lots of harvesting and weeding to do nearly every day.
    In the meantime, if you have helped us this year in any of the gardens and haven't picked up food yet, please come and get some!

    Email, text or call me before coming to pick some up, anytime Thursday, Aug. 2nd, Holladay A Garden,, preferably in the morning, before 9 am when it's still cooler outside but anytime if fine if that doesn't work. 

    There is a nice assortment of produce right now so please let me know if you want some.

    Don't go until you hear a confirmation from me, just to make sure there's still plenty left. 

    Look for the clip board next to the produce.  Sign in.  Bring your own bags. 

    Don't ring the door bell or anything, just sign in, take some food, and leave.

    Right now there is no garden work at the Holladay A Garden.

    We do need help in Holladay B Garden, however. 

    You can come later and help in that garden or any of our WEST side gardens, which are also very demanding right now... especially West Jordan and South Jordan A, B & C Gardens. 

    A lot of the produce you are eating at my home right now is coming out of our 3 South Jordan Gardens.

    Thank you so much for helping us in any of our 14 gardens this year!

    It is GREATLY appreciated!

    I hope you enjoy this harvest!

    Continue to watch this blog and the Garden Calendar to see where we need help the most.

    There will be several fruit trees i.e. pear, etc. that need to be picked soon. 

    Asian Veggie Rice Bowl

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, July 16, 2012

    The photo above has collards rather than squash and no eggs or onion. Very simple and delicious!

    Serves 4 - 6 

    1/8 c. Olive Oil

    1 Zucchini or Yellow Squash, medium, thinly sliced
    1 Yellow onion or green onions, thinly sliced
    3 eggs, whisked together
    2 c. Cooked White or Brown Rice OR Brown Rice/Quinoa Combo

    My 3 favorite sauces to choose from:

    1)  ¼ - ½  c. Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce

    2)  ¼ - ½  c. Teriyaki Sauce

    3)  Yellow Curry Thai Sauce (I purchase this sauce from my favorite Thai Restaurant: Pawitt's Royale Thai Cuisine in Holladay)

    In a hot skillet, add ingredients in the order given
    Everything cooks in less than 5 minutes!
    Don't overcook.

    Optional:  Add these before adding the sauce: Cooked chicken, pork, pineapple chunks, green onions, sliced green/red peppers, etc.

    Cook Rice, Quinoa one of 3 ways: 1) Pressure Cooker  2) Skillet on a stove  3) Rice Cooker

    I cook the two grains together

    In a pressure Cooker:
    2 c. Brown Rice
    1/2 c. Quinoa
    4 c. water

    Bring to 8 lbs. pressure

    Turn off burner and cook for 25 minutes
    Let cool
    Put in clear, plastic 8 - 12 oz. containers
    Store in refrigerator until ready to use
    Freeze ingredients if not used within 2 - 3 days

    Garden News: March 28

    Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Take pictures of the gardens every time you come and send them to me!

    Since I can't clone myself and be everywhere to see what is happening all the time, PLEASE do a big kind deed and take photos of what you see EACH WEEK and send them to me!!!  Any progress that is made each week OR even what still needs to be done, take photos and send that to me so I can show people what kind of work we are talking about.   If members will let you take pictures of them working in the gardens, do that as well.  They may be part of my next Garden Youtube video that I post on my website.  I LOVE seeing PHOTOS of our gardens, so that is a big but simple thing to do for me.

    What will be planted in each garden?

    We are making sure pretty much the same crops will be planted in each garden, for the most part. Each garden will have a wide variety of tomatoes, squash, peppers, beans, and ALL of the most popular crops that are in demand. 

    The exception...

    • Our early spring gardens:  Holladay has lettuce and peas growing.  These crops will be ready in April  and May.  Those who help with the harvest will be richly rewarded!
    • Also, as of March 27, we planted over 100 lettuce plants in South Jordan A Garden, so everyone won't have to come to Holladay to get salad makings!
    • Our 4 largest gardens located in South Jordan and West Jordan will have a specialty section which includes a lot of melons, corn, pumpkins and other crops that generally take up a lot of space that our smaller gardens can't accommodate as well. 

     

    Everyone who helps with the harvest...

    will receive a portion of the crops growing in EACH of the gardens, so don't worry if you are working in a smaller garden.  You will not be left out. You will have access to our larger gardens if you'll help with the harvest when the time comes.

    Not only help us with the harvest, but help with all of the work that is going on right now.  We need you!

    MAJOR progress but continued work needs to be done in South Jordan and West Jordan Gardens this week!

    FREE Firewood - 

    ONLY at South Jordan C Garden:  9978 So. Redwood Road

    Help us chop up and take away all the rest of this wood so Lorell doesn't have to load it up and take it to the dump next week.

     

    A BIG thank you to Lorell for cutting and pruning a lot of trees this week!

     

    About the Garden Schedule: 

    There are set times each week posted on the Garden Calendar, when the coordinator will be available to show you the work we are currently doing.  Once you get acclimated to what needs to be done and know who the coordinator is for each garden, you can work in that garden 6 days a week (sorry, no Sundays) during ANY daylight hours.  The coordinator MUST know who is working BEFORE you go to the garden to work.  You also need to know what to do in the garden (if you are going on your own time) before you start doing anything in the gardens.  The coordinators let me know, almost on a daily basis, what is happening in each garden.

    If you can't make it to ANY of the weekly garden schedules for any gardens posted on the calendar, contact me or the garden coordinator directly, to find out what to be working on.  There is a LOT to do right now and we will LOVE your help!

    I'll keep posting more times and dates that you can come and work with others.

    Garden Coordinators (as of March 28)

    Sheryl McGlochlin 801-278-5313 or sheryl@liveandthrive.com - If I'm not available, contact Geralee or Lorell

    Geralee (801-550-9253) -  Overseeing all of the South Jordan Gardens this week with the help of Sue Shepherd and Lorese

    Geness & John - West Jordan Garden -

    Lorell - Helping me oversee all of the gardens, especially the West Side, not available on Friday or Saturday.  Contact him Monday - Thursday to find out if he needs help (801-969-7145 OR 801-803-1615)

    Betsy - 3300 So. Highland Drive Garden - 385-232-0249 - Not as much happening in this garden this week until Dave Novack tills the garden this Saturday.

    Help in Holladay Gardens: Wednesday & Thursday afternoons - 1 - 4 pm, this week only. 

     


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