[montanafood_ag] Early June Updates, Events and Info from Helena Community Gardens

Helena Community Gardens helenacommunitygardens at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 15:47:34 MDT 2016

News and Info from Helena Community Gardens
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** Canning Jars Available!

Pat Helvey is a local artist who put on an art installation in downtown Helena last fall.  Her piece included 1,000 canning jars (some donated, some purchased) with messages in them from people who canned years ago.
Pat would like to give away jars in boxes of 20, pint, jelly, and quart sized to people or organizations that will use them.
Please contact the HCG phone (406) 438-6049 and I will pass your information on to her.
Thanks Pat!

** Fundraiser at Triple Divide Spirits


Come join the fun at
Triple Divide's (http://helenagardens.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3360ec23368a138bea764d654&id=93b764bc03&e=c68c994898) Community Night. (http://helenagardens.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3360ec23368a138bea764d654&id=a1130bb0b0&e=c68c994898)
Wednesday, June 22nd from 4-8 pm stop by and have a cocktail in support of the Helena Community Gardens!
Money from every bottle and cocktail sold will benefit HCG.

** Work Day at 6th Ward Garden Park
Saturday, June 4. 9am-noon.
(Next to the Helena Community Garden at 6th Ward)
Passing on info from theGARK Advisory Committee: (http://helenagardens.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3360ec23368a138bea764d654&id=bb5cabf9b1&e=c68c994898)
* Bring and distribute worms.
* Plant the first 37 herbaceous plants in the park on the berm and sow grass, clover, and harebell ground cover.
* Help lay drip irrigation.
* Help level roadmix previously distributed by shooter truck around the landscape fabric in the community garden.
* Build a temporary grape arbor.
* Learn to thin lilac bushes if we have people and time to do this.

Everyone is welcome. No experience required. Get your gardening questions answered and hands on experience with an experienced gardener in a small group Or share experience with those working with you. We are improving our way of sharing experience, shortening the talk and increasing the experience.

Coffee, water and snacks provided during the morning. Brief community-building gatherings at 9 am and noon. Come at 9 am and stay the entire time if possible. We are changing our way of encouraging community. Put us on your calendar now.

Dress for the weather. Bring gloves and a shovel, rake, hoe and/or trowel. Could use a posthole digger, wire snips, and hammer. Could use many pruners for thinning lilac bushes.

Outdoor exercise is not just for bodily fitness, but for brain fitness. It makes you smarter, more focused, controls cravings, and feels good. Exercise is for the whole being not just your muscles. Join us for the fun.

Thanks in advance,   6th Ward Garden Park Advisory Council

** AERO Clean Energy Tour

** Meals for kids: Summer lunches

Give a big round of applause to Helena School District for increasing their summer meal program from 1 open site to 5!  Sites will be open M-F June 13 - August 12 in the following spots:

Memorial Park: 11:00 - 12:30
Bryant Elementary: 11:30 - 12:15
Barney Park: 11:00 - 12:00
Lincoln Park: 11:00 - 11:45
Skelton Park: 12:00 - 12:45

Please help kick-off the summer with water fun, dunk tanks, and games for the whole family on Tuesday, June 21st at Memorial Park. Meals are FREE to youth 18 and under. Adult lunches are available for $4.00 each. Sodexo (http://helenagardens.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3360ec23368a138bea764d654&id=296ad6f521&e=c68c994898)  will be preparing the summer meals.

You can help the pantry's garden be successful this year! HFS needs donations of a variety of garden tools to be ready to take care of all the plants that are going in. Everything helps- just call HFS at 443-3663 or drop off your extra tools at 1616 Lewis Street today to help our garden provide education and healthy foods for families of Helena Food Share today!

** HCG Outreach and Education Events: Fall 2016
Saturday, September 17   10am-12pm
Food Preservation Demo:
Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating
Lewis & Clark Co Extension Office (Fairgrounds)

Saturday, October 8   10am-12pm
Lacto Fermentation Workshop
Registration required
Plymouth Church, 400 S Oakes St.
Saturday, September 24   10am-12pm
Finding Rainbows in the Garden, for Kids:
Harvest the spectrum of veggie colors & flavors
North Valley Co-Op CSA

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