October 2014 Newsletter

What's Growing Blog

Stay informed of Garden Project news with these exciting new blog posts:
  1. Garlic Planting at OKCG - This year we planted our very own garlic seed...the same garlic we harvested mid-summer!
  2. Pies in the Garden! - Over 80 folks showed up at the OKCG to taste pies!

7th Annual Apple Days this Weekend!

October 5th at Buckley Park from 11am-4pm
The Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado present the 7th Annual Home Grown Apple Festival, in Durango’s Buckley Park – Sunday, October 5th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This FREE family event celebrates the local apple harvest and over the years has become a highlight of the fall season, and a fantastic event for all ages.
Festival events include:
  • Caramel apples at The Garden Project booth
  • Free apple tastings
  • Many different types of apple varieties for sale from the CSU Orchard in Yellow Jacket 
  • Apple pressing – bring your own container for a discount
  • Kid activities and crafts 
  • Live local music by Robby Overfield and the Stillwater Foundation
  • Local food vendors
  • Educational information
  • The notorious pie eating contest!
To Volunteer, please follow the link below:
For more information, please go to: www.growingpartners.org

Eat at Zia to Support Local Gardens

Warning: Watch out for Frost this week!

Ohana Kuleana Community Garden Day

OK Garden officially closes for the season on Oct. 31st
To get your name on the waitlist for the 2015 season email Mia

October is Farm to School Month

  • Farmer Days at Needham Elementary will be going on in October
  • Contact Sandhya to volunteer

Booth at Durango Natural Foods - Harvest Festival

Durango Natural Foods Co-op

Manna Soup Kitchen Garden Workday

Booth at the Durango Farmers Market


Good Dirt Radio presents:

  • Genetically Modified Foods: Panacea or Poison?
    A documentary film that examines the contentious issues surrounding genetically modified food.

    Thursday, October 2 at 6:30p.m.
    Durango Public Library
    Free with a suggested donation

    – Q & A about GMOs with local health, education, and agriculture professionals
    8:00 – Overview of Proposition 105, Colorado’s mandatory labeling of GMOs initiative by local Right to Know Colorado representative. (Coloradans will be asked to cast their vote in November on this proposition.)  

    Sponsored by: Durango Natural Foods Co-op, Fresh Off the Press; James Ranch & Namaste Health Center
    Film Description: Genetically Modified Foods: Panacea or Poison?
    In the last thirty years global demand for food has doubled. In a race to feed the planet, scientists have discovered how to manipulate DNA, the blueprint of life, and produce what they claim are stronger, more disease-resistant crops.  

    However, fears that Genetically Modified Food may not be safe for humans or the environment has sparked controversy and protest. Are we participating in a dangerous global nutritional experiment?  

    This informative film helps the viewer decide if the production of genetically modified food is a panacea for world hunger or a global poison.
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