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In the Dirt with Wasatch Community Gardens

Posted By Salt Lake County ZAP
March 03, 2017

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Fresh, spring greens and radishes: that's what March brings, no matter whether it comes in like a lion or goes out like a lamb! The ground is thawing and shoots are sprouting, so it's time to start getting our hands dirty in earnest. All of Wasatch Community Garden’s programs are already out in the dirt getting their 2017 season started.

seedlings growing in dirt

The crew at the GREEN TEAM Farm have been marching forth into farm season, with nearly 4,500 starts in soil blocks happily growing in the nursery greenhouse.  Three inches of compost made last fall have been top dressed onto the front 3/4 acre, cool crops have been sown, and now the focus is on building the rest of the beds on the rear half of the farm.  With some mighty cold days in February hopefully behind us, we'll begin harvesting this month and hopefully declare it spring!

green team preparing soil

The School Garden Program is in full swing!  They are getting their students outside planting their gardens, are doing taste tests, and while the weather is still variable, they are doing garden inspired art projects inside.  If you have always wanted to be a part of WCG's School Garden Program, your wait is over! Head over to the School Garden Program's page on our website, and download an application.  

school programs at wasatch community gardens

The Community Education program has got a slew of amazing workshops coming up and the Youth Program has opened up our summer camp registrations. Due to popular demand, we're offering most of our summer camps as full day experiences through partnering with other organizations so check out our offerings!

Finally, the Community Garden program working on starting not one, but two new community gardens this spring! Both our 9-Line Garden and our garden at Whedon Farm in Draper need lots of energy and volunteers so contact us to get involved. 

We are looking forward to another delicious gardening season with our community, and are eager to get away from the office and out in garden!

Happy planting!

-Benjamin Luks-Morgan

Benjamin Luks-Morgan is the Outreach and Volunteer Director for Wasatch Community Gardens.