The Roanoke Community Garden Association will be hosting a free presentation on organic gardening methods on Thursday, March 21st from 6-7 p.m. at the main Roanoke City Library, 706 South Jefferson St. No pre-registration is needed. While this presentation focuses on growing produce organically, it has tips for anyone wanting a food garden.
Read on for further information about programs offered by Catawba Landcare.
Catawba Landcare is a group of residents and landowners in the Catawba Valley dedicated to the care of the land and community. We are hosting a series of meetings/workshops to share stories about caring for the land and to learn from the experiences of our neighbors.
The leaming workshop series are scheduled for the current year and will offer a unique opportunity to learn and share about a range of topics relevant to the residents and landowners of the Catawba Valley. Topics will be presented by outside resources and the neighboring community. We will also try to include a market perspective where we can. Workshops are generally held at the Catawba Community Center and are free of charge unless noted otherwise in the topic.
March 16th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon – Catawba Community Center (4965 Catawba Creek Road, directly across from the Catawba Methodist Church): Professor Albert Dickas describes the forces which created our valley as we know it. Author of “101 American Geo-Sites”, an illustrated description of sites to visit in the continental U.S. Contact Ned Yost at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
April 20th – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Wildflower Tour, Blake Preserve: This tour will feature spring wildflowers and beautiful waterfalls along the sparkling Mill Creek. Bring a bag lunch and sturdy shoes. The walking is flat with a few rocky spots. Watch for signs along C atawba Road, rt. 785. Contact Butch Kelly at email@example.com or 384-7429 for further information.
May 1st – Contact Judy Fielder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 552-3654 for an application to participate (as vendor or exhibitor) in the Celebrate Catawba Event to be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the Catawba Community Center.
June 22nd – 10:00a .m.- 12:00 noon - Catawba Community Center (4965 Catawba Creek Road, directly across from the Catawba Methodist Church): Lance Clark, Roanoke Cement’s Environmental Manager, will update us on the status of plans to enhance Catawba Creek flowing through its farm. Contact Ned Yost at email@example.com for further information.
June 30th: Application deadline for participation in the Celebrate Catawba Event to Judy Fielder.
August 10th - 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. - Celebrate Catawba Event to be held at the Catawba Community Center.
- Submitted by Barbara Leach