Wed. Mar. 22, 2017: Special Guest & Stuff Swap

We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Heirloom Plants
& Stuff Swap

Let's swap seeds, books, magazines, and garden-related items as we welcome The Cochrane Family Farm as our special guest! 

7:00pm - 7:30pm 
Social time and swapping. It's a great time to swap seeds or find a new home for new or used garden goodies!

7:30pm - 9:00pm
We're thrilled to have The Cochrane Family Farm here as our special guest! Frank will cover heirloom seeds, a bit of history, their importance, keeping them pure, their long-term benefits, and what is being done to save them. Seed catalogs and a few product samples will be on hand.  Bring your questions!
Please let us know if we need to update your contact information.

Call for Farm Stewards at Common Roots Urban Farm

Hello there Garden Club friends,

Common Roots Urban Farm has a few spaces available for Farm Stewards.

Farm Stewards are cornerstone volunteers for the urban farm.  Farm Stewards have one afternoon shift a week on the farm, and do 3 jobs:  They help tend to an area of 'common' beds; encourage and support the gardeners and farmers; and harvest some daily data.

More information is available here:   (Copied below).

The Common Roots Urban Farm is currently recruiting for Farm Stewards. The Urban Farm is located on the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a three hour shift Tuesday through Sunday, 3 pm - 6 pm, or on Tuesday and Thursday, 5 pm - 8 pm. Approved volunteers will need to attend orientation sessions; the dates of these sessions will be provided once interviewed and screened.

Farm Steward volunteers are able to spend a whole season outside on the farm. This position keeps volunteers physically and socially active while meeting new people and learning & sharing knowledge about urban agriculture, while growing community. Farm Steward volunteers have access to a shared community garden plot and common gardens; volunteers should be able to take home small amounts of fresh herbs, flowers and/or vegetables.

If you have an interest in gardening and would like to be a part of this year's exciting growing season, please contact Dachia Joudrey at 902-473-5421 or

Thank you!  Happy springtime.  I see the crows starting on their nests.
Thanks for your support.

Jayme Margaret Melrose - Project Coordinator
Common Roots Urban Farm