Neighbors Night Out is a city-wide event organized by the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma, with participation from the Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma City Fire Department, Waste Management and local Target Stores. Each neighborhood celebrates in its own way, and in 2017, thousands of OKC Metro Area citizens celebrated at over 90 Neighborhood Events. Join your downtown neighbors at the Urban Neighbors Community Garden. BYOB and/or BYOP(icnic) and get to know your neighbors!
Join us in the Urban Neighbors Community Garden on Tuesday, September 12th for Neighbors Night Out, a community event celebrated by neighborhood associations on this day across the country. Each neighborhood celebrates differently, and we choose spend time in our garden with our neighbors. Bring picnic items, pot luck style, and enjoy a community meal in a community space.
Looking for an Earth Day learning activity for your child? Then please register for the Urban Barefoot Gardeners Program, A Children’s Gardening Drop-in Workshop, taking place at our community garden this Saturday! Kids can get their hands dirty, learn about urban gardening, composting, and plant their own tomato seedling to take home! This is a free event, but spots are limited, so please register! The event has been made possible by the ARC Foundation.
In the community garden pollinator space. Please sow with us on Saturday, March 11th from 10am to noon! The butterflies that follow will be ever grateful for your helping hand. We have OLTHIA to thank for envisioning and then implementing with us two years ago at a workshop.
Planning Midtown’s Urban Neighbors community garden is more of a group effort, said garden co-chairwoman Shelley Pruitt. When the group meets March 11, members will pick and plan what to grow in the 10 raised-bed gardens for the next year.
Every Saturday, the group meets at 417 W. Park Place to work and welcome newcomers. The garden started in 2013, a few years after Pruitt moved downtown.
Please pick up a copy of this week’s Gazette and read the full article!
Also, please join us on March 11th to work the garden. Fill out the interest form to let us know to expect you!
Thank you so much to our annual general meeting host [ARTSPACE] at UNTITLED, our now traditional annual speaker, Steve Lackmeyer, for giving us so much of his time and attention each year, and our door prize donor, Lifesquire. If you haven’t visited UNTITLED recently, you should consider not only revisiting, but returning regularly given the number of programs they have, and this is not even to mention their new retail space, [HIVE] at UNTITLED.
So you didn’t make it to the AGM? Here are the highlights of what you missed (or view the full presentation):
WE STILL NEED BOARD MEMBERS! If you are a UN member and have a couple spare hours a month, please consider contacting us to let us know you’d like to help.
Welcome 2017, we are so happy to meet you. The garden has been awaiting a new year for new things come alive in its sacred spaces!
Saturday, March 11 at 10am we will kick off the season with coffee and pastries in the garden. Join us to pick up your garden packet and let’s brainstorm the unfolding of this magnificent space for 2017!
Growing out from raised bed gardening to include the pocket prairie pollinator space and a vision for growing up to include secret garden portals of entry under arbors covered with beans and vines. That is what has been discussed over tea this winter!
Please contact us for more details or just show up ready to champion a community dream in the garden on Saturday, March 11th at 10am…
What a big day the community garden had! From sifting compost (uber cool design by Mary, Chris and Ron) for the most glorious foundation for our little organic plants fresh from Sunrise Acres to sorting out wood chips (and creative little tables for our upcoming conversation pit) for a divine pathway through our pocket prairie pollinator garden we rolled our sleeves up and we got the job done. What a heavenly community of gardeners, some familiar with gardening and some just willing to learn, together we make a pretty awesome space. Join us any Saturday, we love new neighbors joining us. We worked all morning and then a couple of us headed south to the coolest organic farmers we know and bought flats of plants. Before the rains came we were able to make solid headway to a bountiful harvest we know is coming! Here is what our mouths are watering for…more herbs-we added Cuban oregano, sweet marjoram, basil (of these cool varieties-genovie, holy, cinnamon, lime) parsley, dill bouquet and more fennel all nestled up to our amazing rosemary 3 season big, spicy and regular oregano, bronze fennel and lovely blooming chives. Okra (oh how successful it was last season, mmmmm), tomatoes planted deep in these varieties-bumblebee minis(remember those little striped jewels fresh off the vine?), a new sturdy big red meant to bush with out stakes (anticipating a big tomato win for our tastebuds with this one) and of course some hopeful cherry tomatoes for Jill’s caprese to die for. Eggplant, cucumbers and the DTF special, lemon cucumbers! Eightball squash, yellow squash and green zucchini are all mounded up for yielding a grilled favorite. We added watermelon (sugar baby) and ambrosia cantaloupe to keep our strawberries and pumpkins company! Tucked into this oasis you can also find our Yukon gold and purple Cherokee potato plants growing lush. Jenn and Ben may fly home for this harvest! Onions and beets are ready for a blow your mind tasty roasting while the arugula spices up your salad. Green beans and peppers will be planted this week. Thank each and every one of you as we grow on!