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Statewide community garden gathering at Durham, NC: Durham Tech

November 9, 2013 all day
Community gardeners from across North Carolina will gather for a day of learning, networking and fun on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Durham Tech in Durham, NC.The event – Nurturing Sustainable Community Gardens: How To Get Rooted In Your Community – will feature presentations on community gardening topics from food raising to fundraising, a community garden tour, and a lively Pecha Kucha showcase of creative garden ideas. It is sponsored by the North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP)…See More
Sep 27, 2013
Don Boekelheide posted a status
"Spring food growing classes hands-on start Mar 24. Enough of PowerPoint - get your hands dirty! Info Melodee Rimland at CPCC 704.330.4213."
Feb 10, 2012
Linda Hunt commented on Don Boekelheide's event Fall food gardening classes (organic, hands on) at CPCC
"Wish I lived closer...............this looks sssooooooo good! :) Joyful gardening to all! Shira"
Sep 2, 2009
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Fall food gardening classes (organic, hands on) at CPCC at CPCC Cato Campus/Reedy Creek Park Community Garden

August 25, 2009 at 6pm to September 29, 2009 at 6pm
Food gardening for the fall season, a fun, hands-on class in the garden, offered by CPCC. Weekly on Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, for six weeks beginning August 25. Read the flyer to find out more:Fall CPCC food garden class.pdfSee More
Aug 26, 2009
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Fall food gardening classes (organic, hands on) at CPCC at CPCC Cato Campus/Reedy Creek Park Community Garden

August 25, 2009 at 6pm to September 29, 2009 at 6pm
Food gardening for the fall season, a fun, hands-on class in the garden, offered by CPCC. Weekly on Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, for six weeks beginning August 25. Read the flyer to find out more:Fall CPCC food garden class.pdfSee More
Aug 23, 2009
Don Boekelheide posted an event

Fall food gardening classes (organic, hands on) at CPCC at CPCC Cato Campus/Reedy Creek Park Community Garden

August 25, 2009 at 6pm to September 29, 2009 at 6pm
Food gardening for the fall season, a fun, hands-on class in the garden, offered by CPCC. Weekly on Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, for six weeks beginning August 25. Read the flyer to find out more:Fall CPCC food garden class.pdfSee More
Aug 16, 2009

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About Me:
Gardener. Busker. Grow your own, and support local growers!
Favorite Foods:
Fresh blueberries, off the bush.

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At 6:39pm on February 11, 2009, Michaele Fitzpatrick said…
Hey Don,
I saw that Darlene Heater was going to contact you about the adult gardening at clean and green. Amy and I are concentrating on the "kid and family" activites/demo in this same area. Let's talk and try to co-ordinate!
Michaele Fitzpatrick
At 12:51pm on September 10, 2008, Rosemary Pete said…
Hey Don,
The herbs are great, how have you been?
Are you looking for any herb or veggie plants?
At 7:19pm on March 23, 2008, Amy Hayes said…
Don, try clicking on the little letter symbol at the top of you page. It's on a gray bar at the top of the screen between your name and a person symbol. Took me a long time to figure out how to work it, too. :)

I'm doing fine. You're just now starting your toms? I've got two trays of tomato seedlings in my house which were started by the third graders at the Shamrock Gardens dinner event, and I'll be returning them in a week or so. They will be missed. They're kind of like my foster toms. We're not having a garden this year because the soil around our ancient rent house is just too obviously contaminated with large chips of lead paint. :(
The big plant in the picture is from my TX garden. Pruning tomato bushes in that area made them too prone to disease, heat stress, and sunburn, so I just let them grow up and over their six foot tomato cages and back down to the ground again. And I promise I wasn't loading them up on nitrogen. :)

The frost-free date around here is about April 16th, isn't it?

Anyway, try to check your mail, it's about the school thing.

-Amy
At 2:48pm on March 23, 2008, Amy Hayes said…
Don,

I sent you a private message. :)
At 5:13pm on February 27, 2008, Don Boekelheide said…
No, sorry, I can't make it. Wednesday is rehearsal day, and since I had to miss the rehearsal at 11 I'd better show up tonight. Ben got sick again so we had to keep him home today, and I stayed home and worked at the computer. Telecommuting, I guess. Thanks for the kind words, you are right, it's no picnic at all. But he got to feeling better, and whupped me good at a couple of video games. Ah, father-son bonding in the 21st Century.

I look forward to hearing about the meeting.
At 4:00pm on February 27, 2008, Amy Hayes said…
Hi Don,

Sorry for the delay in answering. I've been a little short on time this week. :) Hope you and your kiddos are feeling better. I've had the flu a couple of times and it's no picnic.

Are you coming to the meeting at Earth Fare tonight?
At 11:46pm on February 21, 2008, Amy Hayes said…
Hi Don,

Yeah, I'm still facebookless and myspaceless, too. I had to ask the other slow fooders what this "friend" thing was about.

And, no---I don't do busking. The closest I ever get to public performance is accidentally tripping over a rough spot on the sidewalk and saying "tah-dah" to make it seem intentional. I'm pretty unmusical----though I can still play "yankee doodle" on my midschool recorder. I agree that busking could make the markets livlier. Maybe I should learn the sax in my spare (HA!) time. No---the concertina would be better.

What's your wife's area of study? Not Psychology is it? Matt's always looking for research partners. :)

It's good to have another lacto-ovo on this site. When Matt and I have theoretical situations in which we'd eat meat, such as your Togo example, but in 13 years, not one person has ever offered to cook a chicken in our honor. Perhaps we're not honor-able enough.

I do think maybe from now on Barbara K. should stick with essays from now on. We'll have to discuss the literery merit of each of her works sometime----I think I've read them all.

I had a peek at the urban ministry garden site, and I'm so impressed. The garden looks great! Permanant beds with no edging materials, mulch, covercrops------just what I hope to see for our schoolyard project in the future.

I had a mouse move into my compost heap once, but never a Russian painter! Neat!

Finally, ---yes I have some tomato seeds to swap. A few, anyway. Some were lost in the move, including those from a heat-resistant pink beefsteak I was developing. I have a half a dozen or a dozen seeds from several dozen varieties left and a cup or two of a cherry tomato that might be particularly useful for your project. It's my selection of Broad Ripple Yellow Currant (see the sse listing for details). It's VERY productive and VERY drought resistant. I've never distuributed it because I worry about it escaping cultivation and becoming invasive, but that might not be such a concern in an urban setting.

Did you get my e-mail about the Shamrock Garden Project? Michaele said you might be interested in helping out. I can see that you've got your hands full with the other garden, but we could really use a little help right here at the beginning of our project,----even if only in terms of encouragement and advice.
At 4:18pm on February 18, 2008, Amy Hayes said…
Wow, Busking, eh? What kind of preformance do you do?
At 1:40pm on February 18, 2008, Don Boekelheide said…
I teach ecological-organic food gardening at CPCC, with classes spring, summer and fall. To find out more, GDN 8051 and GDN 8052 are the codes to enter on the CPCC website, www.cpcc.edu.

I also direct the community gardening program at the urban ministry center, www.urbanministrycenter.org. I welcome volunteers to help out in the garden, which gives homeless folks a chance to garden, too.
 
 
 

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