January 2017 Newsletter - for the best newsletter experience view this email in your browser.

JANUARY GARDEN TIP OF THE MONTH

Seed Catalogs!!! When planning your 2017 garden, take advantage of all the tools that seed companies provide for you. Instead of reinventing the wheel, use Johnny's calculators to find out how much seed to order, planting dates, and succession dates. It's also time to organize your leftover seeds: the smaller the seed, the shorter it's storage life.
UPDATES
As we welcome in 2017 take a look at what we did together in 2016.
Thank YOU for making 2016 an amazing year for school and community garden programs!
Manna Market and more...
Food Forest at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
Manna Soup Kitchen Garden 2016
With the new, free Manna Market we distributed 10x as much produce to low-income families as last year...yes, 10 times!
Read about the Manna Market and more here.
Ohana Kuleana Community Garden 2016
We are growing more than veggies, we are growing community.
Read about the community garden season here.
Interested in joining? Add your name to the interest list.
Hands-on School Garden Programs
Garden-Based Science Lessons for ALL 9-R schools (grades k-5)
School Garden Programs 2016
1,300 students were involved in hands-on garden classes, Farmer Days, Dirt Club, and Jr. Gardener's Summer Camp.
Read about school gardens here.
2017 Garden-Based Science Lessons
Now available to to ALL K-5 Durango 9-R Schools!
Have your student's teacher sign up today! 
Created in collaboration with Durango School District 9-­R’s Science Curriculum Depatment
Thank you  
Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado

for making a $500 grant possible from the Boone Fund for our school and community garden programs!
Thank you
Durango Motor Company

for supporting the Needham Garden with $500 for 2017!
Thank you to Comfort Keepers for donating $1,000 towards our school and community gardens!
We couldn't have done it without all of our 2016 Business Sponsors! THANK YOU!
COMMUNITY
Local Farm Produce Stand
through the winter!

Every Wednesday 2pm-6pm at the Smiley Building
Fields to Plate  Produce & Passion Flower Bouquet Farm
INTERGALACTIC Gardens
Snowdown 2017 challenge
Remember the "outredgeous" Red Romain Lettuce grown at the White House with local SW Colorado students AND on the space station? How about life-saving potato tubers in "The Martian"? What do intergalactic plants and gardeners look like? Send us your snowdown space-plant inspired costumes and we will post them to our Facebook!
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