MENDOCINO Co., 8/22/18 — The local non-profit organization, North Coast Opportunities, is hosting a gardening event at Vinewood Park in Ukiah Sep. 8.
Bring the family, enjoy the free picnic, chat with other gardening and local food enthusiasts, and learn more about what NCO and other community health and farm organizations do.
Here’s the full details. They are also looking for vendors — get in touch if you’re interested.
NCO Gardens Project Hosts Gardenpalooza!
Join the NCO Gardens Project for the first annual Gardenpalooza on September 8th at Vinewood Park (Elm & Magnolia St.) in Ukiah from 11am – 3pm. This free family friendly event invites community gardeners and garden supporters to connect for a tasty and fun-filled afternoon. Gardenpalooza will feature a community potluck picnic (bring your blankets and chairs!), lawn games for all ages, children’s activities, and local garden, farm and health organizations. If you are a vendor and would like to participate please contact Lucy at [email protected] for a vendor application. No alcohol will be served. Plant starts will be available by donation to jumpstart your fall and winter garden.
Community gardeners and community members alike are encouraged to bring a favorite potluck dish featuring garden fresh produce to share. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste and vote on their favorite recipes to be featured in the NCO Gardens Project’s upcoming cookbook. Please submit your potluck recipe to the Gardens Project by August 31. Recipes can be submitted by email to Lucy at [email protected], sent to 413 N State Street in Ukiah, or online: https://bit.ly/2vnOwNn.
To keep up-to-date on this event and current projects, follow NCO Gardens Project on Facebook or @gardensproject on Instagram. Donations are always accepted and appreciated through the Facebook page, the website www.gardensproject.org/donate, or by mail or in-person to the Gardens Project office at 413 N State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482. To donate lumber, tools, fencing, or any other materials for current building projects or to volunteer, contact [email protected] or call (707) 467-3200 ext. 246.
The Gardens Project has been a program of NCO since 2007. NCO is the community action agency that supports Lake and Mendocino Counties as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Solano Counties. This year marks NCO’s 50th Anniversary and large picnic-style celebration will be held at Todd Grove Park in Ukiah on August 25th. NCO was also the winner of the 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year Award. Learn more about NCO by calling (707) 467-3200 or by visiting www.ncoinc.org.