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Hey all,

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 19th) is the day we all celebrate the fantastic urban gardening and local foods initiatives that are happening all over Waco and the surrounding communities! Come share some delicious local fare with the folks at the Urban Gardening Coalition! We will meet at Lovers Leap in Cameron Park starting at 6p.m.! This is our favorite UGC event of the year! Come by, bring a dish, dessert, or drink and share some stories from your garden this spring.

 

Upcoming event information:
Herbs for Your Health Garden Cafe, 5310 Junius St, Munger Square Center, Dallas, TX 75214
Date: 05/18/2013 6:00 PM CDT

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme….What can herbs do for you? They are easy to grow and maintain, but pack a powerful punch when used holistically.

This talk will discuss chronic illness and scientific research of treatment using herbs and other plants. Justin will cover common herbs that you will find in your garden, and some not so common ones that could be beneficial.

Instructor: Justin Duncan, owner of Xeriscaping Solutions and Director, Region 5, Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assn.

More information and online registration: Herbs for Your Health

Best regards,
TOFGA

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  • Every Friday: 2-3pm Greenhouse work at Indian Spring Middle School – seeding, fertilizing, potting up. 3-5:30pm Work Day at the Urban Training Farm – harvesting, seeding, watering, fertilizing, weeding.
  • 3/2 (Sat): Keep Waco Beautiful’s Spring Compost and Mulch Sale. 10am-3pm. Cameron Park Zoo Overflow Parking Lot.
  • 3/9 (Sat): McLennan County Master Gardeners at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. 9am-1pm.
  • 3/12 (Tu): Waco Herb Society Meeting at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. 9:30am-11:00am.
  • 3/16 (Sat): Beekeeping Course with Round Rock Honey – at the World Hunger Relief Farm. 10am-1pm. $125.
  • 3/19 (Tu): Local Foods Education Day at the Capital (Austin). 9am-5pm. Hosted by the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance.
  • 3/21 (Th): UGC March Meeting. 6pm. At Indian Spring Middle School.
  • 3/23 (Sat): UGC’s Biointensive Gardening Workshop – Part 1. At the World Hunger Relief Farm. 8am-12pm. Covering History of the Biointensive Method, Compost Making, and Bed Preparation. Free for UGC Members. $10 for Non-Members. Register at hotugc.eventbrite.com.

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What better time to kick off some great garden workshops than in the spring?!  Randy Fish – Farm Operations Director at the World Hunger Relief Farm – will be leading two 4-hour workshop sessions on the Biointensive method of growing.  Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both workshops – as the 2nd session will build upon the first.  Each session will be held from 8am-12pm out at the World Hunger Relief Farm (356 Spring Lake Road, Waco, 76705).  Each session is free to current UGC members – or costs $10/session for non-UGC members.

To register for these workshops, please visit UGC’s Eventbrite page:  http://hotugc.eventbrite.com/

To learn more about the Biointensive growing method, please read through:  http://www.growbiointensive.org/

 

Introductory Level Biointensive Gardening Workshop: Part I (23 February 2013)

-          Overview of the eight tenets of Biointensive Gardening

-          History and Philosophy

-          Compost Making

-          Bed Preparation

Introductory Level Biointensive Gardening Workshop: Part II (23 March 2013)

-          Garden Planning

-          Flatting & Pricking Out

-          Transplanting

-          Growing Grains on a small-scale

*Only a small portion of this workshop will be conducted in a classroom setting.  We will spend most of the time in the garden conducting hands-on learning!

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