Harvest Celebration for Helena Community Gardens
Everyone is invited to the 2015 Harvest Celebration on Saturday, November 14 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, in Helena. Festivities include music, a dancing for all ages, a delicious potluck dinner, and a hootenanny. The silent auction and donations will benefit Helena Community Gardens, which builds gardens, provides the tools and knowledge to grow food, and increases access to healthy and affordable food.
From 3 to 3:45 pm, Judy Fjell teaches Good Dog Ukulele School, open to all skill levels. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ukuleles, and instruments will also be available to borrow.
4:15 to 5:15 pm, the folk dance for all ages features a live caller with music by WMD. No experience necessary!
At 5:30 pm there is a potluck dinner with delicious creations by local gardeners and cooks.
A silent auction throughout the event raises funds for ongoing community garden projects. To donate to the auction, please contact Katie Knight at 406-465-5261, or firstname.lastname@example.org
At 6:45 pm, musicians Judy Fjell and Jim Schulz kick off the hootenanny. A hootenanny is a traditional sing-along gathering that began in the late fifties and early sixties based on folk music, spirituals, and messages of the times. All are welcome. No prior singing experience is necessary to join in the spirit of these truly American songs. Parents are encouraged to bring cushions and blankets for children to sit on the floor.
For more information, contact Katie Knight 406-465-5261 or email@example.com, or Judy Fjell at 406-930-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October is Good Eats for Local Feats Month
Dine out at your favorite restaurants on the following dates and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Helena Community Gardens. Thank you to all the restaurants who have signed up to help with these efforts this year. Here is the schedule:
WED 7 – Sweetgrass Bakery – Sourdough Day
322 Fuller Avenue • 443-1103
THURS 8 – Murry’s – breakfast/lunch
438 North Last Chance Gulch • 431-2886
WED 14 – Karmadillos – lunch/dinner
139 Reeders Alley • 442-2595
WED 21 – Great Ape Crêpes – dinner 5-8pm
625 Euclid Ave • 442-5850
FRI 23 – No Sweat Cafe – breakfast/lunch
427 North Last Chance Gulch • 442-6954
WED 28 – Benny’s Bistro – lunch/dinner
108 E 6th Ave • 443-0105
HYP Harvest Dinner
Join us on Thursday, October 8th at the Holter Museum from 6-8pm for a Fall Harvest Dinner and Homebrew Competition Sponsored by Helena Young Professionals. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.
Help Sleeping Giant Citizens Council raise money to put solar panels on the library! The date is October 11 Register and more info here.
November 14, more details to come!
There is a lot going on this Fall! Keep an eye on our upcoming events:
Growing Rainbows – September 19
Table at State Employee Charitable Giving Campaign – September 28
Good Eats – stay tuned!
Lacto-fermentation class – October 3
Sun Run – October 11
Hootenanny – November 14
We are posting garden stories, photos, and garden accounts… See the first one here! Feel free to submit ideas, photos, or anything you would like posted online!
Welcome to the Helena Community Gardens site. HCG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making garden space accessible to all Helenans. We currently maintain seven gardens in the area, and are working on adding more.
Click the tabs above to learn more, including how you can get your own garden plot.
Check out this years garden photos at http://helenagardens.org/photos2014/. Please send us any additional photos you would like us to share!
Please click the “Gardens” tab above to find which garden best suits your needs, then contact our coordinator, Anna McHugh, at 406-438-6049 or email@example.com for a plot assignment. Spaces are filling up quickly, but we will also be keeping waiting lists for next years vacancies.