May 22, 2014 Meeting – Seeding, Cutting, Transplant, and Bulb Exchange

Hey Everyone this months meeting is going to be great!! Please mark your calenders. even if you don’t have anything to bring please come and meet gardeners in the valley make new friends and learn something new.
8275 South 1300 West, West Jordan, Utah 84088
Thursday, May 22nd
7:00 – 8:00 P.M.
May’s meeting will be a seedling, cutting, transplant and bulb exchange.I know when I start seeds inside, I plant 2-4 more than I need “just in case” and I think I am not the only one so bring all the extra plants you have that wont fit in your garden, divide your chives and pot up a few to trade for something new. Trim your sage and mint and let the cuttings take root so someone else can start their own patch for tea, If you have a plant that you no longer want dig it up and put it in a pot, dig up some of your multiplier onions and see if someone brings something you have been looking for.

We can all come home with something great if we all see what we can bring. Kind of makes me think of Stone Soup. ~ Bethany

Hope to see you there! ūüôā ~ Raven


$5.00 Gardening Classes at Thanksgiving Point

Local РUtah County, Utah  Thanksgiving Point  Saturday, 2/23/13
On Saturday, February 23rd, Thanksgiving Point is hosting its yearly Spring Backyard Gardening Workshops.¬† All classes are $5 each, with a few exceptions, and range all over the gardening topics out there from seeds to bees to pruning to chickens.¬† I’ll be teaching about herbs, gardening month by month in Utah and beginning organic gardening – provided the baby decides to wait that long!
Go to¬†to register on Thanksgiving Point’s website – you must register to attend and most years you can plan to do that on site if you don’t get around to it beforehand.¬† BUT, our education coordinator has said she’s already had to up the registration limits because so many people are wanting to attend this year so please don’t delay!

Volunteer Teachers Needed For Salt Lake County Seed Swap Meetings

We’re fleshing out our class schedule for this year and are in need of teachers to help us out!¬† The classes are listed below and if you or anyone you’re familiar with has a passion for and some experience with these topics, please don’t hesitate to volunteer.
Classes should last about 45 minutes; the rest of the meeting will be dedicated to business and scheduled swaps.¬† You should plan for all levels of gardening experience amongst those you’re teaching.¬† If you are interested please send us a message on our Facebook page or as a comment to this post with your contact e-mail information.
*March – Covered Garden Class – how to grow in a greenhouse, hoop house, cold frame; how to grow year round¬† (You get the entire 1 ¬Ĺ hours for this one).¬† Anything we should know regarding seed saving while employing these methods?
* April РCompost for the Home Gardener Рexplanation of the basics and ideas real people, with real backyards can use.  How does compost influence seed production?
* May РWater Wise Irrigation Options for the Home Gardener.  How does water influence seed production?
* June РMelons and Peppers Рhow do we get them to grow and thrive?!  How do we save the seeds?
*July – Backyard Poultry and the rules for Salt Lake County – what are some backyard options and what’s legal where we live?¬† How are chickens useful in the garden?
* September РBackyard Beekeeping for Beginners Рhow to get started and where to find equipment and bees here in the valley.  How do bees influence seed production?

Seed Catalog Links

Mother Earth News has an awesome page with links to seed catalogs!

Planting guide

Need help starting vegetables? Check out Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds online guide!

Local – Salt Lake City, Utah Tomorrow, January 26th 7th Annual People’s Market Seed Swap

Come to the 2013 Seed Swap
Join us this January for the 2013 Seed Swap

The annual seed swap party is sponsored by the People’s Market, a local farmer’s and artisan market held June through October at the International Peace Gardens.

Specialty seeds offer unusual, unexpected garden variety and the potential of expanded income for market entrepreneurs. The gardeners and farmers who grow the produce and saved seeds come to share helpful tips for growing, harvesting, preserving and marketing.

Date: January 26, 2012
Time: 2:00-6:00pm
Place: Sorenson Unity Center,
1383 South 900
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Details: Open to the public

It’s time to get ready for the next gardening season at the People’s Market Seed Swap. Bring your seeds to trade or buy seeds from a local supplier. In addition to trading, or buying seeds, you will have the opportunity to attend a variety of free workshops at this event. Light refreshments and hot cocoa will be served‚ÄĒbring your family and friends!

How it works:
If you have leftover vegetable or flower seeds from last year, gather them up to trade or donate.
If you do not have seeds, you can buy them at the Seed Swap.
Attend free workshops at the event to strengthen your green thumb.
Use your new seeds to start or expand your space.

Register with us for our special swappers section this year, for those interested in preserving heritage seeds.

Local – Salt Lake City, Utah Seed Germinating Class

Mololo Gardens is hosting a seed germinating class on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 A.M.   Mololo Gardens is located at 361 West 400 South in Salt Lake City and the cost of the class is  $10.00.  This is what they say on their Facebook event link:

“Mololo seedlings are special, unique and grow into extraordinarily bountiful plants. This class will teach you the Mololo Garden secrets of growing amazing plants from seeds. This class teaches both the scientific side such as heat and light requirements along with the more subtle magical Mololo methods.
I’m really excited about this class. All Mololo trade secrets are to be released at this class! I’m holding nothing back. Great handouts with all the information you need to start just about anything and everything from seed! If I was going to attend only one class this year, this is the one I’d go to. Cost for the class is only $10. Unless you tell me you can’t afford it. Then you can come for free.”