Events & Planning

Hi Neighbor! Glad you stopped by! Facebook has made it really easy to post info on events we plan that we tend to use that platform most. However, we’re trying our darndest to keep non-FB users up to date on events and join in the fun Avondale gardener-neighbor interactions. We host Zoom calls and in-person activities (socially distanced-mask-on, when appropriate) on garden-related topics. Want in? email AvondaleGardeners@gmail.com for details. Here’s what we’ve got in the hopper for 2022:

AGA Seed Library! We’ve digitized our nearly 600 species collection to make sharing during a pandemic functional. Request to view our library here. We review and fill the requests, respond via email, and set out on porch for your convenient pick-up. Access to seeds or containers shouldn’t be the barrier for folks to grow their own food. We’ve got em and we wanna share em.

We’re planning a number of happy hour socials across the neighborhood in yards and establishments to be staggered on different days of the week to accommodate schedules. WATCH THIS SPACE!

Sun Aug 28th – Avondale Garden & Agriculture Fair get involved: avondalefair@gmail.com

Fri Sept 9th – Big ass Mindful Living work day/happy hour!

Sun Sept 25th – Harvest Festival

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We advocated for winter sowing/tiny greenhouses via milk/water jugs. We’ve got videos and how-to info!

Seed Swap2/14 open to posts, 2/26 drop off day, 2/27 pickups. Not on FB? email us and we’ll help facilitate!

Thurs 3/3 @ 6p Seed Starting Chat via zoom (zoom recorded – ask to view!)

Thurs 4/7 – Houseplant Repotting 101 with the AGA and Rooted (must register thru Rooted)

Sat 4/16 – Workday @ MLG

Sat 4/23 – Earth Day Avondale Cleanup

Thurs 4/28 – AGA Book ClubThe Triumph of Seeds at Dmen Tap 5p, followed by social hour(s)!

Thurs 5/05 – Gardening 101! Zoom

Seedling Swap – early May open to posts, Sat 5/14 drop off, Sun 5/15 pickups (dedicated FB sub-group)

Seedling Sale – Sun 5/15 1p-3p at Metropolitan Brewery! Support Avondale urban agriculture!

Sun May 29th – Meet the AGA + neighborhood urban agriculture vendors at Chief O’Neill’s aka “CON Event” aka “Spring in the Garden”

Wed June 8th – Drip irrigation workshop/campfire at Keeler Gardens

Sun June 12th – MLG Big Ass Workday

Fri June 24th – AGA Mindful Living Garden Happy Hour! 5pm at our community garden.

Fri July 15th – AGA Mindful Living Garden Happy Hour! 5pm at our community garden.

Wed July 20th – Happy Hour at Chief O’Neill’s Garden Patio at 5-7p

Sun July 31st – Happy Hour + Floral @ Rooted/Pollen’s Garden at 3-5p

Sun Aug 7th – Become a chicken tender to assist our community chickens at Linne!

Sun. Aug. 7th –Fall Refresh Plant Sale (+ Potluck!) (hosted by our friends at Bricktown Farm)

Thurs Aug 11th – Happy Hour with Microgreens & Sprouts Demo

Sat Aug 13th – Avondale Bar Crawl (hosted by our friends at the Avondale Neighborhood Association)

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Sun Feb 23rd – Seed Swap via dedicated FB subgroup

Sun Apr 4th – MLG workday

Thurs April 8th – Mindful Living Garden (MLG) large group meeting via Zoom

Sun April 11th 9a – MLG work day

Sun April 11th – AGA Bingo!

Sun Apr 18th 10a – Raised beds install/workshop at MLG – Come to the AGA Mindful Living Garden and learn how to build your own raised beds. Demonstration will include discussion of different materials and sourcing, pest control, and treatment options to prolong your bed’s life.

Sun Apr 18th – MLG work day

Tues May 4th – Transplanting and hardening off workshop at MLG

Sun May 16th – 2021 Seedling Swap

Early to mid May – Seedling Swap via dedicated FB subgroup

Fri June 11th – MLG Happy Hour @ 5p

Thurs July 22nd 6 p at MLG – Plant Propagation

Wed July 28th 6p at MLG – How to Raise Butterflies

Tues Aug 10th 5p zoom – Keep your garden healthy!

Sun Aug 29th – Avondale Garden & Agriculture Fair

Sat Oct 9th (due to rain delay) – Harvest Festival

Sun Oct 10th – End of season big ass work day! @ MLG 10a

Sat Oct 30th 5p at MLG – Samhain and campfire celebration

Sun Nov 7th 3p – Houseplant Swap and Bingo at Chief O’Neill’s

Sun Dec 12th – Combo-Drop-in Event: Winter Sowing, Native Seed Swap, and Bake&Booze!