Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 9:30 am
CASA Garden Outdoor Pavilion
Whether you’re a green horn or a green thumb when it comes to gardening, you’re invited to attend a free workshop entitled “Community Gardens – What Makes Them Grow?” The event will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 9:30 am in the CASA Garden Outdoor Pavilion, located just east of the Botanical Gardens on Bob Wallace Avenue.
Offered in partnership by the North Alabama Food Policy Council Steering Committee, CASA of Madison County, and the Monte Sano Community Garden,“Community Gardens – What Makes Them Grow?” will feature presentations by Lee McBride and Karen Voelker, the volunteer co-leaders of CASA’s own 20-year-strong community garden. Additional information will be provided by a seasoned volunteer from the Monte Sano Community Garden, one of Huntsville’s newest community gardens.
This free workshop is the first installment of an exciting new educational series offered by the North Alabama Food Policy Council Steering Committee.
The presentation portion is expected to last approximately an hour with time for questions at the end. Participants are asked to dress in work clothes, as there will be an opportunity to get down and dirty in the CASA garden after the workshop. Just don’t forget your sun block.
The North Alabama Food Policy Council Steering Committee is a coalition of citizens dedicated to the development of a chartered Food Policy Council to aid and advocate for a sustainable local foods economy in North Alabama. www.hsvgreenlink.com
CASA of Madison County is a non-profit agency that provides services to individuals age 60 and older and to the homebound (wheelchair and bedbound) of all ages. The CASA Community Garden is a true community garden that is planted, maintained, and harvested entirely by volunteers. Founded in 1994, the garden’s produce is delivered to elderly and homebound clients throughout Madison County.www.casamadisoncty.org
The Monte Sano Community Garden is devoted to cultivating a gathering space that will foster environmental stewardship, rejuvenation, and recreation through the joys of gardening. Phase one of the garden consists of 24 individual raised-bed plots for rent on an annual basis. Phase two of the garden consists of a charity garden tended by volunteers for donation. www.montesano.org