Think Spring At The LEAF Community Open House

Spring is coming, which means it's time for LEAF Community's annual Open House. On Sunday, March 9th from 4-6 p.m. come to the Main Library Multi-Purpose room to learn about LEAF educational programs, sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture program or Community Garden Plot, swap some seeds, and find out how you might like to volunteer with LEAF this upcoming year.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs 

Be healthy, be green and eat local! Consider signing up for a "share" in a CSA this season, which provides you with a weekly supply of seasonal produce each week. LEAF Community coordinates with several farms and programs that provide fresh, locally produced products each week at LEAF Community Farmers' Markets. The Open House will host several CSA programs that will be offered in Lakewood in 2014. Representatives from the various programs will be available to answer questions and talk about their farm or program and register members.

Community Gardens

Community gardening allows you to know where your food is coming from, have the pick of the crop when your produce comes in, gets you outside and in LEAF's community gardens you are likely to make new friends, learn new gardening techniques and feel like a bigger part of the community at large!

LEAF coordinates community gardens at four of Lakewood's parks and at the Westerly. For a $25 fee, Lakewood residents are welcome to "rent" a 10' x 10' organic garden plot for the season. Learn more about this opportunity from LEAF garden coordinators at the Open House.

Education

Curious about seed saving? Want to learn about how to build better soil for your garden? Is food dehydration a topic you'd like to know more about? These are just a few of the education programs LEAF has planned for 2014. Find out more about the learning opportunities for the season.

Guest vendors, seed swapping and more

Select guest vendors will be at the open house, and some bulk dry goods will also be available for purchase. LEAF is hosting a seed swap again this year; bring extra seeds you'd like to trade (in clearly marked envelopes or bags).

In addition, LEAF volunteers will be on hand to share information about the organization and answer your questions.

To find out more about LEAF, visit www.leafcommunity.org or email leafcommunity@gmail.com.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 2:17 PM, 02.18.2014