A friend asked me "How's the garden". It took me off guard because I have three garden related things going on at the same time.
First...I am really excited about my garden. A friend of mine who worked on a Biodynamic (kind of like organic) farm has been coming over to help me maximize our production this season. It's amazing how having some extra hands helping you can make things happen so much faster. A few of my unfinished gardening projects from last season will be completed and my goal is to have food that can feed my family...growing EVERYWHERE!
Second....I am in a stake musical production called "The Garden". It's an allegorical musical about the Savior's atonement. My character is a "Millstone"...and I sing some really high...and really low notes...and wear a fancy costume. It will be a great program to invite people out to...especially with it's Eastery theme. It will be at 7:30pm on Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th at the Citrus Heights Stake Center at 7009 Van Maren Lane.
Third...for my calling in church...I have organized (with others help) a community gardening workshop that will be on May 9th from 10am-2pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 8056 Oak Avenue in Citrus Heights. Booths will be open on a variety of gardening and a few on other preparedness topics...during that whole time. Various classes will also be going on in the classrooms around the building. I have apprehensions about writing the details as it is early enough that things may change...but as of right now this is the schedule...
Growing More Food in Less Space - Container and Square Foot Gardening - Paula Eckern - 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
Creating a Thriving Garden in a Drought - Healthy, Happy plants with less water - San Juan Water District - Barbara Leatham - 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
A 4 Season Harvest - Growing Food Year Round - What to plant and when to plant it - Alison Harris - Peas and Harmony - 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
From Acorns to Lawn Weeds - Identifying and Eating Wild Foods - Stephen Nix - 12:30, 1:00, 1:30
From Seed to Harvest - The Basics of Gardening - Bob Clegg - 12:30, 1:00, 1:30
Soils, Companion Planting, Plants That Repel Pests - Jan Cox - 12:30, 1:00, 1:30
I expect at least 1,000 people in attendance at this event! It is going to be awesome!!