On Thursday, Aug. 3 a Composting for Sustainability class with Marcia Martin, Master Gardener will be held in the community gardens.
Composting is a sustainable activity that we’re doing at PMCG and you can do at home. Learn how to make healthy, living soil by recycling and rotting your kitchen and garden waste.
On August 16, a class on Using Herbs to Make Our Food POP! with Kim London, chef and PMCF Board Member. Come hear how a local chef uses herbs to enhance favorite dishes.
Later in August, Murray Penney, seen here with two juicy tomatoes he picked off his plants Saturday morning, will lead a class on tomato growing. The date for this class is August 23rd at 7 p.m.
The lecture will be followed by a tomato taste testing with Chef Rocco Verrigni.
On Aug. 31 – Your Garden is a Sensational Success…. Now What? with Pattie Garrett RD and Nicole Cunningham, RD
Join us to discuss familiar and some unfamiliar ways to prepare and preserve your bounty. There’ll be taste testing and recipes to enjoy.
All lectures start at 7 p.m. and will meet around the picnic tables in the Community Gardens. No registration necessary.
More adult classes are planned for September including creating pollinator gardens, non-alcholic botanical drinks and gifts from the garden.
For the Kids: FREE ART CLASSES
Art classes for children age 6 to 14 will also be held on August 12, 19 and 26th.
On August 12 and 26, children will be able to draw and paint flowers and bugs in the garden with artists Martel Catalano and Nancy Hicks. Adults are expected to stay during the program and are welcome to join the fun which will run for an hour starting at 9 a.m. Supplies will provided, but if you would like to bring your own, that’s fine too.
On August 19th, children will be able to create huge sunflowers out of paper with Judy Brunner, a retired teacher and local artist.
The artworks created can be entered in the Community Gardens Art Show on Sept. 16.