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Winter Preparation Volunteer Day

Our last hurrah for the end of the fall 2020 semester! Join us to help finish our Community Space and prep our donation plots for winter. All ages are welcome, masks are required. RSVP on Facebook

November Volunteer Day

Come out and help us work on the next step of our Community Space project! Last time, we got rained out, so there’s still plenty of building and painting to be done! All ages are welcome, masks are required. RSVP on Facebook

Pollinator Gardening Webinar

Interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden? Join us on Wed November 11 at 11 am for a zoom chat with Dr. Miriam Jenkins, an expert on all things sustainable ag. She’ll be letting us know about our native pollinators to look out for and how to best support … Continue reading Pollinator Gardening Webinar

October Community Day

Join us on Saturday, October 24th from 8 am – 11 am for our last Community Day of 2020! Enjoy free bagels and coffee, chat with your fellow gardeners, and get your hands in the dirt. We will have an opportunity for volunteers to help in our donation plots. Join us for all or only … Continue reading October Community Day

Volunteer Day: Community Space Build

Join us on Thursday, October 15 from 4-7 pm to help us build our community space at the garden! We’ll be spreading mulch for a seating area and turning old pallets into picnic tables. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Masks are required. RSVP on Facebook

August 2020 Community Day

We met on Saturday August 1st from 8 am – 11 am. We enjoyed coffee and bagels, listened to a talk about planning your fall garden by garden manager Marley, and then pulled up some old corn stalks and planted cabbage and broccoli for fall in our donation plots!

September 2020 Community Day

Join us on Saturday, September 5th from 8 am – 11 am for Community Day! There will be free coffee and breakfast provided, an educational talk on a gardening topic, and a volunteer activity. Everyone is welcome, so bring friends, family, and neighbors! We will be social distancing and masks are required.

Let’s talk soil health!

Niamke Shropshire-Boykin is a senior Horticulture student at Auburn University and the president of the Organic Gardening Club. He will be giving a hands-on talk about the importance of feeding the soil, and the benefits of supporting a diverse soil microbiome in your garden. Open to the public. Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Location: … Continue reading Let’s talk soil health!

February 2020 Community Day & Garden Orientation

Join us on Saturday, February 29th from 9 am – noon for our first Community Day of the year! This event will also serve as orientation for all new gardeners, and will be a chance for all gardeners to meet and get to know each other at the start of the season. There will be … Continue reading February 2020 Community Day & Garden Orientation

November 2019 Community Day

November 9, 2019: This Community Day was spent planting our winter greens crops that we started in the greenhouse earlier this fall. We planted two types of kale, collard greens, and cabbages. We topped the morning off with a tasty BBQ potluck!

Recent News

Click here to access the 2022 Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook. This handy guide has tons on info on vegetable varieties that do well in Alabama, pest and weed control, and more!

Need help navigating plot rentals? Click here to watch a short step-by-step video of the process!

How To: DIY Pallet Planter

In this tutorial, we will show you how the garden crew made planters from pallet wood. It requires a minimal amount of prying boards! The materials you will need are: pallets that have been heat treated (not chemically treated) safety glasses hammer pry bar hand saw or reciprocating saw exterior screws (we used 2 and … Continue reading How To: DIY Pallet Planter

How To: Make Herbal Tea

Herbal teas are a fun, easy, and kid friendly project that you can do in your garden all year round! First, find out what you’re growing that will make a good tea. Some of our favorites include: Basil Rosemary Sage Mint Lemongrass Hibiscus Chamomile Fennel Rosehip And so many more! Google is your friend for … Continue reading How To: Make Herbal Tea

Food and Football at AU

In fall 2019, we worked with film maker Rootspective to create a video highlighting local food and football in Auburn. Check it out below! Link to YouTube video.

Pollinator Gardening Talk Now Available

On November 11, 2020, Dr. Miriam Jenkins from the University of Tampa spoke to us about North American pollinators and how we can support pollinators in our gardens. Watch the full talk below or click the link under the video to watch on YouTube. Link to YouTube video

CGAU featured in Opelika-Auburn News article

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Stay Sun Safe at the CGAU!

Did you know? 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime (according to the American Academy of Dermatology). Don’t let that be you! Thankfully, there are many ways to avoid sun damage; the five most important are:  Seek shade: The sun is hottest during the day from 10AM to 2PM. Here’s a … Continue reading Stay Sun Safe at the CGAU!

Last modified: March 21, 2024