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 2023:
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!
Sat 4/8 Spring Garden Kickoff Join us to celebrate spring in the Mindful Living Garden! We’ll have refreshments, family-friendly activities, and opportunities for you to give input to help the Mindful Living Garden grow. Most importantly, it’ll be a chance to hang out and enjoy a beautiful day in the garden with your neighbors.
Sat April 22nd Avondale Earth Day Party & Clean Up Join your neighbors in celebrating Spring! Meet up for some coffee and snacks, help clean up your community, and come back for some food, drinks, prizes, and fun! 9 am @ Concordia Place
Wed April 26th AGA book club happy hour for Plenty by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon 5:30 @ TBD
Tue May 2nd Gardening 101! Zoom @ 6p Avondale Gardeners will talk the basics in prep for our Seedling Swap and warm weather crops!
Sun May 21st Seedling Swap & Plant Sale 11a-3p @ Metropolitan Brewery! Support Avondale urban agriculture!
Sun May 28th – Meet the AGA + neighborhood urban agriculture vendors at 3-6p @ Chief O’Neill’s aka “CON Event” aka “Spring in the Garden”
Sat June 3rd Tools 101- choosing, using, sharpening, & maintaining location TBD
Sun Aug 27th Avondale Garden & Agriculture Fair noon-5p email us to get involved: email@example.com
Sun Sept 24th Harvest Festival 3-6p
Sun Nov 5th Houseplant Swap and BINGO at Chief O’Neill’s! Plant swapping starts in dedicated FB group.
Sun Dec 10th Combo-Drop-in Event: Winter Sowing, Native Seed Swap, and Bake&Booze!
Sun 1/15 Macramé Madness @ Firefly Fiber Arts Studio
Tues 1/24 AGA Happy Hour @ DMen Tap
Sun 2/26 AGA Seed Swap Event 12-3p @ Beer Temple (in-person event that wraps up FB sub-group neighbor swapping, bulk seed order pick-up, AGA Seed Library Request pick-ups, etc.)
Thurs 3/2 @ 5:30 Seed Starting 101 Demo @ The Insect Asylum
Thurs 3/9 @ 7-8p Intro to Pruning Fruit Trees Zoom watch parties
Sun 3/12 @ 3-5p Intro to Pruning Demo in Avondale @ Emily’s new place
Fri 3/31 AGs Board Game’n Social Series 7:30 @ Sleeping Village
Sun 4/2 Mini Spring Houseplant Swap via dedicated FB sub-group
Sun 4/2 Fae Days & DMen Nights: Crafts n Drafts, where AGs will support via FLOWER CROWNS 2-4p @ DMen Tap
Seed Swap – 2/14 open to posts, 2/26 drop off day, 2/27 pickups. Not on FB? email us!
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 Club – The Triumph of Seeds at Dmen Tap 5p.
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)
Mon Aug 22nd – Mindful Living Garden Work Day
Sun Aug 28th – Avondale Garden & Agriculture Fair email us to get involved, too: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri Sept 9th – Big ass Mindful Living work day/happy hour!
Sun Sept 25th – Harvest Festival
Sun Nov 6th – Houseplant Swap and BINGO at Chief O’Neill’s! Plant swapping starts in dedicated FB group.
Sun Dec 11th – Combo-Drop-in Event: Winter Sowing, Native Seed Swap, and Bake&Booze!
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!