Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sign up for chicken workshops and more

Learn how to raise chickens in your backyard, start seeds indoors and select plants that complement others in your garden. The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture is offering these workshops and more beginning in March. To learn more, visit:

The volunteers who comprise this dedicated group are doing some wonderful projects in Columbia. They are helping to develop a local food system by participating in its many interrelated and complex components--compost, gardens, education, markets, commerce, policy, transportation, job creation and city planning.

If you have property in Columbia that you would like to use for urban agriculture, please contact them. They also can help you manage or expand your existing garden, install a new one for you, help you improve your compost system or build you a new one.

In addition, they will come to your school to help develop garden-related activities for students.

Of course, they need our support to keep these programs going, so please donate your time, money or gardening items to them whenever you can. As of today, their wish list includes the following:
  • Drip Irrigation Tape and Hardware
  • Plumbing Service to Install Spigots
  • Electrician’s Services and Outdoor electrical box
  • Service or Use of Dump Truck or Dump Trailer
  • Service or Use of Bobcat
  • Barn/Shed or similar structure
  • Fencing, T-Posts, and Hardware
  • Cattle Panel
  • Trellising Supplies: metal posts, lumber, etc.
  • Lumber/Building Materials/Hardware
  • Gutters
  • Tree Removal Service
  • Buckets and Tubs
  • Garden Carts/Wheelbarrow
  • Coolers
  • Twine/String
  • Row Covers/Hardware
  • Shade Cloth/Hardware
  • Berries and Trees
  • Volunteers

If you have items you would like to donate, please contact them at: