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UPCOMING 

MEETINGS and

EVENTS.....



SPRING GARDEN FAIR  
Saturday March 8th, 2014.
10am-2pm at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church.
Plant starts, composting class at 11am, seeds, face painting, raffle, free gardening info. 

MEETING:
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7pm:  

  "Preserving Your Harvest"
  
  by Teresa Kudrna
Come and learn how to can, preserve and enjoy the fruits of your labor long after the season!

MEETING:
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:30pm:  
"TOG Annual General Meeting"
  with election of board members.
Speaker is Linda Leigh. "Composting with Worms".
  
Tucson's vermiculture expert will outline successful ways to have worms do all the work for you!






 
       
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Soiling Our Hands Since 1971

Who are the Tucson Organic Gardeners?

Tucson Organic Gardeners began as a club where people who chose to use organic methods to maintain their gardens could exchange ideas and enjoy fellowship. Today almost 200 members, associates and friends continue this tradition through frequent lectures, potlucks, and hands-on advice in the monthly newsletter, The Composter, all for a modest membership fee.

Our Mission Statement:
We avoid the use of deleterious materials in our relationship with the Earth. We encourage the use of nature's resources as a guide for sustainable living. We strive to educate the public about organic gardening, including composting through events, programs, workshops and other means of communication.

What We Provide:

Meetings and Lectures (click here) Guest speakers on gardening topics, every 3rd Tuesday, 7 pm, September-April. Time is set aside for questions and answers. This is also a social event and features a mini-market with produce, seeds, plants, compost, and gardening items. These meetings are free and open to the public.

Newsletter (click here) The Composter: Full of gardening insights and Tucson Organic Gardener information. Published monthly, September through May. 

Events (click here)We often host or participate in local events of interest to the gardening community.  We often have demonstrations or have a booth at a community event.
We often post upcoming local events of interest to gardeners.

Classes (click here)Besides our regular monthly meetings, from September - April, we often host other educational opportunities, special classes or demonstrations to assist and uplift local gardeners.

Library Resources (click here) This link provides access to the TOG library list and the informational handouts. Handouts are available via this link as pdf files.

Community Garden Staffing
On the second Saturday of each month, Sept. to April  (except holiday weekends), a volunteer will be available at the St. Mark's Community Garden from 9am  - 11am to assist with your garden questions, provide information, and assist with compost bin sales and sales of other items.  May - August the garden is staffed the last Saturday of the month only.
 The garden is located at 3809 E. 3rd. St. on the west side of the church property.

Garden Visits
Summer afternoon potlucks at members' homes

Tucson Area Garden Centers and Nurseries (click here)   Find organic products at these local businesses.

Community Outreach

Our informational displays and speakers concerning organic gardening and home composting is available for public events upon request.

Compost Experts (click here) Free consultations by our Composter Experts are available every Saturday of the month at the Home Composting Demonstration site maintained at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Master Composter training.

   

We are on FACEBOOK !!   This is a fun way to share questions and ideas with the larger group.

Tucson Organic Gardeners is a 501(c)3 non-profit.