Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Upcoming garden workshops at Americana

Come out to Americana for two upcoming gardening workshops!
You'll learn about important topics, have a chance to meet growers from over ten different countries, and likely have fun while you're at it. These workshops are free and open to the public and we hope to see you in our garden. 

Workshops start at 4pm with a lite snack. Discussions and demonstrations begin at 4:30pm

For more information contact Alex Udis at 366-7813 or

Wednesday, May 30: Weeds! Prevent them or eat them? and BUGS! 
Wednesday, June 27: Disease Identification...and BUGS!

Family education in the garden

The community garden is a vital part of Americana's Family Education program. The parents & children in this program spend time together in the garden working with Garden Manager Alex Udis each week in a specific plot reserved for their projects . 

Time spent in the garden provides  these families a chance to learn and grow together. For many of these parents it is also a chance to reconnect with the gardening and farming they undertook in their home countries.

Your support of Americana supports the Family Education program, our community garden, and our many other programs that provide supports to families across our community.

All photos: DL Duncan


Gardening Workshop - May 2: Summer crops & more on pests

Our growers gathered at the Americana garden to learn about planting summer crops like corn and learn more about some of our common garden pests. Many thanks to the Ag Extension officers who worked with out group. Remember, these workshops are open to the public and we encourage you to come out. Check the Americana or RAPP pages on Facebook for scheduled events or call Alex at 366-7813 to find out when our next garden event is scheduled. 

All photos: DL Duncan