Seminole Heights Community Gardens


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Your kitchen scraps help us make dirt!

Curious about compost? Community members bring us kitchen scraps and deposit them in the white buckets just outside our fence.  We have a 4 bin compost system which we dig out at least once a week and then layer in the scraps & coffee grounds together with dry leaves. Do you want to help us compost? We always welcome more!

Yes:

  • veggie scraps, fruit peels, almost everything plant-based (see exceptions below)
  • coffee grounds & tea bags
  • egg shells

No:

  • meat or dairy
  • citrus
  • hard nut shells, avocado pits (these take too long to break down)

We use this dirt to plant everything in our garden which adds nutrients back in to the soil.

The compost pile is usually open early on Saturday mornings if you want to come by and see how it works, or we welcome scraps in the buckets at our front gate at your convenience.

Thank you for helping us grow!


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Our monthly garden planning meeting is Monday February 20th @ 6:30pm

A reminder that our garden planning meeting is Monday, February 20th at 6:30 pm at the Seminole Heights Branch Library (SE corner of Central Avenue and Osborne). Yes, we checked and the library is open!

Please save your small yogurt cups!  We’re going to plan an Earth Day/birthday celebration in April, and we’d like to be able to give away seedlings in those cups.  We’ll discuss this and other projects on Monday evening.

We schedule the evening of the third Monday of each month to discuss all pertinent topics related to keeping our garden bountiful and our organization thriving. Everyone is welcome.

Please join us!


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We need leaves!

Are you cleaning up your yard and have bags of untreated leaves that you need to discard? We would love your leaves – we have a 4 bin compost system that we use to make our own organic dirt, and dry leaves are the “brown” layer necessary to balance out the veggie scrap “green” layer.  We’re in the garden on Saturday mornings so please feel free to drop by with your bags of leaves.  If that time doesn’t work, please contact us to coordinate another time! info.shcg@gmail.com

We appreciate your help!


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We Need Leaves!

We have two bags of leaves left to mix into our compost. Fall is just around the corner and is sure to decorate our yards with plenty of leaves to keep us going through next year. As you(and your neighbors!) are bagging them up instead of putting them by the curb for pickup, please donate them to the garden. You can either drop them off in the garden, we have a spot just inside the gate from the back alley, or contact us and we can arrange for someone to pick them up.


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All Hands on Deck!

March 14th at 8:30 amMarch 15th 1:00 pm

With only 1 week left until our garden open house, we need all the help we can get to make our garden even more inviting.Please join us this weekend to help us prepare for our big day by:

  • Turn Compost
  • Finish raking weeds out of newly tilled wildflower bed (near Highland)
  • Plant wildflowers
  • Dig furrows and add soil to create new beds for seedlings
  • Plant seedlings (we need to get these lil ones in the ground!)
  • Tidy up our meeting space

If you do not know where our garden is located and would like to join us. Click here to see a map and get directions.

Please don’t forget to bring your own water to stay hydrated.