Wed, May 04|
Grow Memories Together
Cultivate deep and lasting friendships in the garden.
Time & Location
May 04, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Edible Classroom, 400-450 E Burlington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
About the Event
Quality time with friends and family is often challenging in our rushed society. Making new friends can also be difficult despite all the technology that is purported to bring us closer. And the pandemic has only exacerbated the loneliness and isolation many already feel.
During this class, we will introduce ideas that bring your friends and family into the garden for fun, connection and bonding. Through hands-on, gardening activities, we will cover best practices for creating a new bed, planting seedlings, direct seeding, weeding and watering… all in collaboration with others. You may even meet a few new garden buddies.
You are invited no matter your level of gardening experience. All are welcome.
Yummy snacks generously provided by New Pioneer Co-op.
CAN YOU LEAVE A LITTLE EARLY?
We realize the class may be a little late in the day. The first hour covers core concepts and the last half hour is hands-on practice. Please feel free to leave after the first hour if you need to get home.
THINGS TO BRING
- Clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
- Gloves and a hat (optional).
- A cup for tea (optional).
Sliding scale fee: $25 - $0, based upon your access to resources.
This class is a part of a 4-class series. There is a 20% discount for registering for the series. (See separate Series: Grow Magical Garden Memories registration.)
Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.
INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY
We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.
Taught by Fred Meyer, permaculture designer, Master Gardener and Grandma’s gardening apprentice. Fred’s years of gardening and garden design experience will help answer your questions about specific challenges and opportunities in your garden.
We meet at the Edible Classroom on the south side of the Robert A. Lee Community Center, 220 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City.
The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.
Abundance of Resources
This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.
This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.
Reduced Access to Resources
This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.
This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.