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2020 Garden Kickoff and Community Day

This is our first Community Day of the year. Everyone is welcome to join us as we get our garden ready for spring planting! This event also serves as a new gardener orientation. Enjoy the outdoors with free coffee and bagels, and some hands on time in the dirt! Come for all or only a part of the morning.

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 free coffee and breakfast provided! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

September 2019 Community Day

Join us on Saturday, September 21st from 8 am -12 pm for our monthly Community Volunteer Day! Enjoy free bagels and coffee while you socialize with other gardeners, help us get our donation plots planted with fall crops, and learn which fall crops of your own to plant.

Email garden manager Marley Halter at for more information or to learn about other ways to get involved at the garden.

August Community Day

Community Day is an opportunity to volunteer, get your hands in the dirt, learn something about gardening, socialize with your fellow gardeners, and, most importantly, have fun with us at the AUCG!

Everyone is welcome, so bring friends and family. There will be light breakfast and coffee available, as well as ice water and all gardening tools.

Please bring a water bottle or cup, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a pair of gloves (we’ll have extra gloves for those who need them).

Schedule of events:

  • 8am – We will start off the morning with some bagels and coffee, courtesy of the garden crew.
  • 8-10am – Our “project” this month is going to be replanting our wildflower beds.
  • 10-10:30am – We’ll be touring some of the garden plots, getting to know what other gardeners in our community are growing and how. If you’re interested in giving us a tour of your plot (either on Saturday or at a future Community Day), please let me know.
  • 10:30am-12pm – Educational Talk: All About Melons! with Marley Halter. We’ll be discussing what types and varieties of melons grow well in Alabama, tips for growing them well, and how and when to harvest. Finally answer the question “how do I know when my melon is ripe?” with a watermelon and cantalope tasting.

Please email with any questions.