June 10 2022: Group Work Day at the Garden

Once again, Kassadi and Drew Dunn have organized and hosted another fun and productive work day at our Community Learning Garden. So much work went into this day to make it the special event it was for all who attended.

A BIG THANK YOU to Kassadi and Drew and their family and everyone who came out to participate. Exciting progress!!-LeAnn Brown

PLANTING REPORT (from Kassadi)

🥒12 cucumber bushy pickler 6 yellow slicer 6 🍅14 tomato Russian yellow azoychka 3 Black Cherry 3 Sun gold 3 Illini gold 2 Muscovitch 3 🌶14 peppers 2 picnic pepper 1 red 1 orange 1 bell golden California wonder yellow 1 bell red Wisconsin lake 3 Anaheim 4 Shishito 3 poblano These are the starts purchased from Bowman Organic Farm, & they all got planted.

Report and images provided by Lead Gardener, Kassadi Dunn:

(A)=Adult (c)=child (A)= 10 (c)= 11 Repeats from last event (A)= 4 (c)= 3 🌈(A) Harli Denney & (c) Sebastian Bowen & (c) Oliver Denney. Helped plant seeds & starts in victory garden, painted rocks& put their art in the garden, helped plant the raised beds, and helped clean up. Oliver made new friends & played in the sprinklers! 🌈(A) Ann & (A) Dave Boyack Helped plant seeds & starts in victory garden & bought water bottles for everyone. 🌈(A) Kathy Harris Helped plant seeds & starts in victory garden & offered great advice! 🌈(A) Elder Cook & (A) Elder Lindauer Helped plant seeds & starts in victory garden 🌈(A) Karalee & (A) Darren Dunn Donated shade covers for the day, painted rocks & put their art in the garden, helped plant the raised beds & helped clean up. 🌈(c) Violet Boyack, (c) Hazel Devenburg(c) Piper Lish & (c) Kaydence Dunn Came to paint rocks & put their art throughout the garden 🌈(A) Dakota Booth Helped set up, helped plant seeds & starts in victory garden, helped plant raised beds & helped clean up. 🌈(c) Orrin, (c) Isla & (c) Leo Linscomb Helped plant seeds in victory garden, painted rocks& put their art in the garden, & helped plant the raised beds. Made new friends & played in the sprinkler! 🌈(A) Brittney, (c) Frankie & (c) Eric Sorenson Brought watermelon to share with everyone, painted rocks& put their art in the garden & helped plant raised bed. Made new friends & played in the sprinkler!

Let’s GROW our new Farmers Market Together!

Here’s a fun idea: Host gatherings with fellow artisans during the winter months in preparation for the 2020 market! —MAC
Here’s a fun idea: Host gatherings with fellow artisans during the winter months in preparation for the 2020 market! —MAC

The McCammon Farmers Market is currently scheduled for every Friday (May-October) from 9 am-12 noon at the Center & 6th Street Park. The McCammon Action Council is behind this event and with our wonderful lead, Kathy Spiegel, we were able to get the market up and running in 2019.

Many in the community reached out to us to say they would like to shop the market, but are working and not able to on Fridays. We want you to know “We hear you!” and are currently working to see if we can move it to Saturday or expand it to Friday and Saturday this year.

We’re also looking to expand and grow the market to include arts, crafts and much more. If we receive the participation we’d like to see, we’ll have booths set-up all around the pavilion park. Our vision is to have an abundance of locally grown produce…but also an array of local artisans and vendors sharing their talents and wares.

If this has piqued your interest and you’d like to be involved —in any capacity—please contact us now to get started. Spring will be here before we know it!—LeAnn, MAC-McCammon Action Council

Let’s GROW our new Farmers Market together! 

Be it homemade bread and preserves, artwork, woodwork, pottery, macrame, quilts, soaps, jewelry, honey, flowers, plants, clothing, antiques…

Whatever your specialty or skill set, we’d love to see you involved!

Contact us now for help and ideas in planning your own booth or perhaps collaborating with a group!