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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



Become more self-reliant by learning to grow food from seed

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, February 16, 2012

Why grow your own plants from seed?

  • Growing plants from seed is SO much cheaper than purchasing plants from a nursery.
  • Growing healthy, strong plants from seed is SO rewarding!   It's a very valuable skill to learn how to do and it takes practice to get it right!  But even growing ONE plant from seed and going through the whole process of transferring it into the garden, watching it grow then harvesting the fruit feels so amazing!  Try it, then if all else fails you can always wait until April or May to buy your plants from a nursery.

Growing plants from seed takes some skill and time.  I like to think of these little seedlings as little babies.  They both need constant attention but they are SO worth it when you see them start to grow and flourish!

  • During prosperous times, it's wise to learn how to this since it may be too late if you try to start when you are in the middle of a crisis. 
  • During prosperous times, when nurseries are nearby, you can afford to make a mistake and then, if necessary, purchase some plants.

If your family depends on you growing food, they may starve if you don't plan ahead, practice and perfect this skill. 

You will make mistakes in the beginning but each spring when it's time to plant, if you are consistent and keep working at it, you will become a pro at growing your own food from seed!

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