Garden Guru Party

Sunday, August 11 2019 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM [CST]

220 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States

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Sunday, August 11 2019 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM [CST]

Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States.

Join us for a summer gardening celebration and learn about a fun new program called "Garden Guru".
• Learn about and sample school lunch finger foods.
• Take home free packets of pollinator garden seed.
• Harvest free produce from the garden: kale, chard, tomatoes, cucumbers.
• Enter a drawing for a $25 gift card to Earl May Garden Center
• Enjoy refreshments from New Pioneer Co-op

The event is free and open to everyone.

A new willow sculpture installation by artist Mary Kopecky will be dedicated.

The Edible Classroom is located outside of the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center adjacent to E. Burlington St.

 


THE GARDEN GURU PROGRAM
Through October, gardening experts will regularly attend three Iowa City public gardens to answer questions and teach gardening hands-on. Look for their bright peach t-shirts!

Wetherby Park Edible Forest
2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Edible Classroom: Robert A. Lee Rec Center
1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Chadek Green Park Community Garden
2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The experts will help gardeners...
• Increase yields in vegetable and herb gardens
• Successfully grow fruit trees and berry bushes
• Grow habitat for pollinators and birds
• Explore ways gardens can reduce the impact of climate change

 


CLIMATE-FRIENDLY GARDEN CONTEST
To promote climate change mitigation, the Garden Guru program also features a climate-friendly garden social media contest. The contest inspires neighbors to create spaces and follow practices that help to reduce the impact of climate change.

Through October, participants can post pictures or videos of their climate-friendly gardening practices to social media sites, with the #ClimateFriendlyGarden tag. Contestants will be entered into a weekly drawing for a *$25 gift card* to Earl May Garden Center.

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION
Learn more: https://www.backyardabundance.org/guru


Backyard Abundance is an educational nonprofit that helps people create environmentally-beneficial landscapes.

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