Garden School 2022!
|We are excited about our new offerings this year, including CommonWealth Fests! In collaboration with some of our newer and younger volunteers, we are mixing up the garden school schedule to provide three free, family-friendly, educational festivals starting with our Wildcrafting & Herb Fest on May 14. In addition to providing a new format and activities to the community, we are excited to provide leadership development to our volunteers who are stepping up in the organization and execution of the events. Here’s our class schedule and keep an eye on our website’s Garden School Page for detail updates. |
2022 Garden School Calendar
March 12th How to Grow a Vegetable Garden Even If
March 26th Birding for Beginners
April 9th Community Gardening & Garden Construction Part 1
April 30th Planting the Path for Monarchs – Stephanie Jordan
May 14th Wildcrafting & Herb Fest
June 11th Bug Fest
July 9th Beekeeping
Aug 13th Plant a Fall Salad Garden – Elia Woods
Sept 10 Raising Butterflies
Sept 24th Soil & Compost & Recycling Fest
Oct 8th Backyard Fruit Production
Oct 22nd Potluck in the Garden
Nov 26th The Great Pumpkin Smash
2022 Partner Farmers
|The Giving Garden OKC |
2022 is going to be quite the change for Giving Garden OKC as we transition to our new location on NW 23rd Street. But we are still planning on growing food at CommonWealth. Currently we have beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, chard, kale, lettuce germinating under the tunnels. We built trellises for peas and fava beans—both nitrogen-fixers. Still in discussions on how best the space can be used for us as we move into the growing season. We will donate the produce or market it to bring in much-needed cash flow to support our non-profit. We are looking forward to our continued partnership and support with CommonWealth Urban Farms.
Lia’s Garden at CommonWealth
I took a bit of time-off over the winter to recharge my batteries, including lots of long walks in the woods. Now I’m starting hundred of seeds every week, and our compost-heated greenhouse is keeping my baby plants warm and happy through these up and down temperatures. Even after decades of gardening, I still get a thrill every time I see that first tiny sprout emerge from an even tinier seed. My seedling sales will start in mid-March with broccoli & cauliflower, followed by a slew of other vegetables, herbs and native perennial seedlings. Restraint is not my forte when browsing through seed catalogs, so expect to see some new varieties on my seedling tables this spring!