The Service Gardens Roseburg

The Service Gardens Roseburg The SERVICE Gardens, Umpqua Dairy & Gateway, are projects of South East Roseburg Voice in Community Enhancement (SERVICE) that focus on reducing barriers & improving access to food for the people in our community!
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If you would like to sign up for a plot, or for more information please contact [email protected]. Currently, there are vacancies at both gardens and plots are $25 for the year, scholarships are available if you cannot afford the fee. Both Umpqua Dairy and Gateway gardens have accessible raised beds available, plot sizes at UDCG are 14’ x 14’ and plots at Gateway are 4’ x 8’. The Umpqua Dairy Community Garden is the result of collaborations between Neighbor Works Umpqua (NWU), South East Roseburg Voice in Community Enhancement (SERVICE), and the Downtown Roseburg Association (DAR). The garden is a direct result of a community impact measurement where the neighborhood identified the need for a full-service grocery store. Since this was not an immediately available option Roxanne from the DAR suggested a community garden. NWU found the grants to build it and SERVICE provided the manpower and built it. Gateway Community Garden is a brand new garden located at the Roseburg Senior Center. It is the results of collaborations between Blue Zones Project Umpqua, Boy Scouts Troop 109, CHI Mercy, The City of Roseburg, Cow Creek Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, Kiwanis Club, NeighborWorks Umpqua, Rotary Club, Roseburg Senior Center, SERVICE and UC-VEG. Our goal is to provide affordable food to those neighbors who live within our food desert. We hope to provide education and support to the neighborhood to encourage those who have space to grow their own food to do so. We offer classes on all matters to do with gardening, all are welcome. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved in classes or the garden!

Operating as usual

Did you know Oregon is great for growing garlic? Right now is the time to plant if you have not already! Garlic is one o...
12/08/2020
Garlic

Did you know Oregon is great for growing garlic? Right now is the time to plant if you have not already! Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow, and who doesn't love it? Here are some tips to improve your garlic-growing, and be sure to check out this link for more information:

- Select a sunny spot
- Break apart cloves from the bulb a few days before planting, keeping the papery husk on each individual clove.
- Place cloves 2 to 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep, in their upright position (the wide root side facing down and pointed end facing up).
- Plant in rows spaced 10 to 14 inches apart (or plant one in a pot!)

https://www.almanac.com/plant/garlic

Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest garlic with this growing guide from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

11/23/2020
Dueling with Diggers: Gophers, Moles, Voles, and Ground Squirrels

Have a problem with critters? Watch this webinar with
Dr Dana Sanchez to learn about how to effectively manage the roles of diggers! This webinar is part of the 2020 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/video/dueling-diggers-gophers-moles-voles-ground-squirrels

OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
#gardencritters

This presentation will increase your understanding of the biology of common digging pests including gophers, moles, voles, and ground squirrels.

🌱 Curious about no-till gardening? There are many benefits to a no-till garden, and if you are interested in getting sta...
11/19/2020
No-Till Gardening

🌱 Curious about no-till gardening? There are many benefits to a no-till garden, and if you are interested in getting started check out this article for more information and steps! 🌱

Benefits:
- Promotes natural aeration and drainage
- Reduces or eliminates the need to weed.
- Saves time, water, and energy
- Helps soil retain carbon and reduce erosion
- Builds earthworm population

Methods used in no-till gardening
- Prepare the bed before adopting the no-till method
- Use mulch liberally, in layers
- Mulch: Grass clippings,yard waste, compost, hay, straw, seaweed, fine bark, wood shavings, leaves and more!
- ‘Top dress’ amendments
- Cover crops
- Avoid compacting the soil

https://learn.eartheasy.com/articles/no-till-gardeni

Solutions for Sustainable Living

Wondering what to do in the garden? Here is a checklist to ensure you make the most out of your garden this November! ht...
11/14/2020
Plant springtime bulbs, renew mulch, leave the leaves | November garden checklist

Wondering what to do in the garden? Here is a checklist to ensure you make the most out of your garden this November!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCJQWER3u88&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3UAbGfuKxhpIPyT4jtJzVR14CppODiFRPeweBaQgBlc6vstL3Ji3zyvtU

There’s still time to plant spring-flowering bulbs like tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses. Instead of raking all those leaves, leave some for mulch —...

While looking for some ideas for a project I have in mind for another event I cam across these cool ideas for the garden...
11/14/2020
17 Awesome Uses of Old CDs & DVDs in Garden

While looking for some ideas for a project I have in mind for another event I cam across these cool ideas for the garden. If nothing else it is something you can do while waiting for spring to come. Something to do for a little fun.
https://balconygardenweb.com/diy-uses-for-old-cds-garden-things-make-from-cds-dvd/#:~:text=%20If%20you%E2%80%99re%20searching%20for%20Things%20to%20Make,door%20or%20wall.%20It%E2%80%99s%20just%20a...%20More%20

Old and scratched CDs and DVDs are easy to find, you can make them useful again in your garden with these 17 DIY projects.

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and joined us for the Soil Workshop on Saturday! We had a great turn out and w...
11/10/2020

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and joined us for the Soil Workshop on Saturday! We had a great turn out and were happy to see so many of your faces. If you missed it do not fret, attached you can find the handouts from the speakers, and we will be hosting more workshops in the following months. Stay tuned for more information about the next monthly garden workshop happening in January!

Composting with Worms:https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/.../pdf/em9034.pdf

#soil #gardening #gardentips #workshop #vermiculture #communitygarden

United Communities AmeriCorps

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and joined us for the Soil Workshop on Saturday! We had a great turn out and were happy to see so many of your faces. If you missed it do not fret, attached you can find the handouts from the speakers, and we will be hosting more workshops in the following months. Stay tuned for more information about the next monthly garden workshop happening in January!

Composting with Worms:https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9034.pdf

#soil #gardening #gardentips #workshop #vermiculture #communitygarden

Blue Zones Project - Umpqua First United Methodist Church of Roseburg West Side Community Garden The Service Gardens Roseburg HealTerra United Communities AmeriCorps

🌱 Time for the weekly garden tip 🌱Now that it is November it is the perfect time to plant those bulbs! It may seem like ...
11/03/2020
What to Do in the Garden in November

🌱 Time for the weekly garden tip 🌱
Now that it is November it is the perfect time to plant those bulbs! It may seem like the winter season means no more gardening, however, we are in the perfect place for a winter garden.

Here is a checklist to ensure your garden is ready for the winter season!
- Rake or collect leaves to use in making leaf mold, mulch, or compost.
- Add organic matter to flower borders and other garden beds.
- Cover your compost pile so that the rain does not leach out its nutrients.
- Sow a cover crop in the vegetable garden
- Sow wildflower seeds in that out-of-the-way area of the yard where the hose does not reach. The seeds will not have to deal with a hot, pounding sun right away. When they do sprout in spring, there will be plenty of rain and moderate temperatures for them to thrive in, unaided.
- Plant flower bulbs
- Practice sound snail and slug control.

Learn regional gardening tips for what to do in November, whether it is planting bulbs, tending vegetables, or preparing for winter and the holidays.

Our very own vermiculture bed! A big thank you to HealTerra for donating worms so we could start composting with worms a...
10/27/2020

Our very own vermiculture bed! A big thank you to HealTerra for donating worms so we could start composting with worms at Umpqua Dairy Community Garden!

If you are curious about how to start your own vermiculture bed or the benefits of creating one, come to the Soil Workshop on Saturday, November 7th at 3:30pm! Hosted with West Side Community Garden at First United Methodist Church of Roseburg, we will have Elena from HealTerra teach us all about vermiculture and how to improve your soil.
#vermiculture #soil #gardening #worms #communitygarden
Blue Zones Project - Umpqua UCVEG Umpqua Community Veg Education Group United Communities AmeriCorps

Thank you to those who stopped by the bulb exchange this weekend!#growagarden #Bulb #getoutside #growyourownfood #foodis...
10/26/2020

Thank you to those who stopped by the bulb exchange this weekend!

#growagarden #Bulb #getoutside #growyourownfood #foodislife #plantbased #plantslant #eatmoreplants #eatyourveggies

Blue Zones Project - Umpqua Umpqua Health United Communities AmeriCorps

Hello all! There is a sustained frost advisory over the next few days. Here are some tips and resources for frost prepar...
10/21/2020

Hello all! There is a sustained frost advisory over the next few days. Here are some tips and resources for frost preparedness....

1. Harvest everything that’s ready!
2. Cover your plants: Bedsheets, drop cloths, blankets and towels make suitable covers for vulnerable plants. Drap loosely to allow for air circulation. Secure to ground with rocks or bricks or stakes to keep the covering from touching the foliage beneath.
3. For a short cold period, low plantings can be covered with mulch, such as straw or leaf mold.
4. Move potted plants to a sheltered site such and protect heavy containers where they stand.
5. Remove the coverings when temperatures rise and the frost advisory passes

More Resources:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/ask-expert/featured/protecting-your-garden-frost

https://www.almanac.com/protecting-your-garden-frost

10/16/2020
Happy #WorldFoodDay!
10/16/2020

Happy #WorldFoodDay!

Happy World Food Day!

#WorldFoodDay is calling for global solidarity to help all populations, especially the most vulnerable, to recover from the crisis, and to make food systems more resilient and robust so they can withstand increasing volatility and climate shocks, deliver affordable and sustainable healthy diets for all, and decent livelihoods for food system workers.

World Food Day marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945. This year the theme is "Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”

In the wake of COVID-19, this marks an important day to focus on the future of our food systems. This pandemic could add between 83-132 million people globally who suffer from hunger. We must continue to address the need to provide access to safe and nutritious food, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities, who are hit hardest by the pandemic and economic shocks as a crucial part of how we must rebuild and change our food systems.

In our efforts to address the need for more sustainable and resilient food systems, for the community and the environment, we are proud of the Roseburg community gardens which work to do our part in creating local access to healthy, affordable food. Check out the images below of the homegrown food! For those interested in getting involved with the gardens, please contact [email protected] and follow The Service Gardens Roseburg for updates and how to get involved.

Please join us for a workshop all about soil at First United Methodist Church of Roseburg on Saturday, November 7th!  We...
10/13/2020

Please join us for a workshop all about soil at First United Methodist Church of Roseburg on Saturday, November 7th!

We will have guest speaker Elena from HealTerra who has generously donated worms for our new vermiculture bed at Umpqua Dairy Community Garden!

And we will have special guest Scott McKain to teach us about soil health and composition. We hope to see you there, remember to wear a mask and social distance!

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

A special thanks to our partners and sponsors: Blue Zones Project - Umpqua UCVEG Umpqua Community Veg Education Group Umpqua Health First United Methodist Church of Roseburg South East Roseburg Voice In Community Enhancement

Wow! Check out this article about the Gateway Community Garden grand opening! #InTheNewshttps://kpic.com/news/local/gate...
10/08/2020
Gateway Community Garden opens in downtown Roseburg

Wow! Check out this article about the Gateway Community Garden grand opening! #InTheNews

https://kpic.com/news/local/gateway-community-garden-opens-in-downtown-roseburg

We are very proud of this accomplishment and would like to thank those who helped make this happen: Blue Zones Project - Umpqua Boy Scouts of America CHI Mercy Health Mercy Medical Center City of Roseburg Government Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation The Ford Family Foundation NeighborWorks America Roseburg Senior Center Kiwanis International Rotary International UCVEG Umpqua Community Veg Education Group

Roseburg is home to a rich agriculture and gardening community. Organizations such as UC-VEG and Blue Zones Project are working to better support and expand community gardens and garden-based education in the Umpqua Valley. Currently, there are several community gardens in Roseburg serving neighborh...

The Service Gardens Roseburg
10/06/2020

The Service Gardens Roseburg

If you missed the Winter Garden Workshop on Saturday do not fear--there will be more to come! In November we will be hos...
10/06/2020

If you missed the Winter Garden Workshop on Saturday do not fear--there will be more to come! In November we will be hosting a Vermiculture workshop given by Elena from HealTerra (dates to come). If you want more information about winter gardening check out these handouts for tips!

The Gateway Community Garden is officially open! Saturday's event was a success and we owe a big thank you to everyone w...
10/05/2020

The Gateway Community Garden is officially open! Saturday's event was a success and we owe a big thank you to everyone who came, and to all of our sponsors and funders for making this possible. There are still plots available, if you want to sign up or learn more please contact [email protected].

Highlights from the Gateway Community Garden event! Thank you to everyone who came and showed your support, the event was a big success. There are still plots available, if you want to sign up or learn more please contact [email protected]. Follow The Service Gardens Roseburg to keep up with updates on the gardens and garden events!

And another big thank you to all of our sponsors and partners who helped make this possible: Blue Zones Project - Umpqua Roseburg Senior Center @chi mercy medical center Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Ford Family Foundation Rotary International Kiwanis International City of Roseburg Government

UCVEG Umpqua Community Veg Education Group
10/02/2020

UCVEG Umpqua Community Veg Education Group

Getting ready for the Gateway Community Garden grand opening tomorrow! We are putting the finishing touches on the garden so it is ready to welcome you all in. We hope to see you there Saturday, October 3rd from 10-1! More details can be found on our events page. Hope to see you there :)

If you have any questions please reach out to [email protected] and check out the garden's page The Service Gardens Roseburg. Remember to wear a mask and social distance!

Please join us to celebrate the opening of Gateway Community Garden! For any questions or more details message us or ump...
09/22/2020

Please join us to celebrate the opening of Gateway Community Garden! For any questions or more details message us or [email protected]. Hope to see you there!

The Service Gardens Roseburg's cover photo
09/10/2020

The Service Gardens Roseburg's cover photo

According to our Oregon Extension program,  many things can be planted in your vegetable garden now. We are in a "Wester...
05/17/2020
May Garden Calendar

According to our Oregon Extension program, many things can be planted in your vegetable garden now.

We are in a "Western Valley" and can be planting: "Snap and lima beans, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, slicing and pickling cucumbers, dill, eggplant, kale, peppers, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and watermelon."

Check out the rest of their May Gardening Calendar here:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/may-garden-calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of May.

04/15/2020

Just a heads up!


Territorial Seed temporarily suspending orders due to unprecedented seed demand



Dear valued customer:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for our seed products. Many Americans are cocooning at home—understandably motivated to be self-reliant for as much of their own fresh food as possible. With stay-at-home orders, the itch to get outside is quickly changing backyard landscapes into not only vegetable gardens, but also spirit-lifting flowers for decorating. Gardening for food and pleasure is so important in these chaotic times.

In order to keep you best informed I want to alert you to the fact that due to this surge in seed orders we are currently behind our normal shipping turnaround time. I would like you to know everyone at Territorial Seed understands how essential and important your order is, and we are committed to getting your order on its way. The safety of our crew is of the utmost importance to our family-owned company, and we have numerous new safe work practices that reflect the current situation. Three weeks ago, we closed our company store in Cottage Grove, and two weeks ago discontinued taking phone orders in our call center. We reassigned many of those staff members to shipping and seed filling departments in an effort to keep pace.

These efforts have been successful in preventing further delays, but the order surge is still on and we have not been able to substantially lower our shipping turnaround times. We are now approaching a critical point in the planting season as it pertains to northern latitude gardeners getting transplants started in advance of their last frost date. So, given the date sensitivity we will take the extraordinary action of not accepting any more orders at this time, and concentrate on clearing all existing seed orders to ensure their timely delivery.

We expect to begin accepting orders again in approximately 2 weeks, which will be in plenty of time for the main gardening season for all direct-sown seed crops. We understand seed selection has been thin lately, but we should have many more seed varieties restocked and available online as our seed packaging department is now running two shifts. Please know we will not be able to have every seed variety available by then, but we will concentrate on the most popular, and time appropriate seed varieties first.

My wife Julie and I have been in the seed business for 35 years and have never experienced anything comparable to this. We understand you have a choice in seed providers, and we thank you for the trust you have placed in our company. Please know we are putting all our resources towards meeting our commitments and getting your order on its way as quickly and safely as possible. All of us at Territorial thank you for your patience.

Tom Johns
President, Territorial Seed Company

10 Reasons You Need a Garden - The Grow Network
02/05/2020
10 Reasons You Need a Garden - The Grow Network

10 Reasons You Need a Garden - The Grow Network

Gardening isn’t just a hobby for old people and eccentrics: It’s a skill everyone should practice. Here are 10 reasons you need a garden. (Yes, you!)

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Roseburg, OR
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Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
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Reposting this, as it didn't seem to work the first time. Found a little, dead bird on the walkway in the garden today. I could see it's foot had become tangled in the strings from the plastic sheeting in the walkway 😞. I had to cut it out, then buried it along the fence by the artichokes. In addition to being a hazard for wild creatures, that sheeting is a trip hazard to human creatures. As it wears out, could we consider replacing it with an alternative, maybe an herb ground cover? 🐦💙
Found a little, dead bird today on one of the walkways in the community garden 😞 It was evident that it's foot had become tangled in the strings from the plastic sheeting in the walkway, probably when it landed to eat weed seeds. I had to cut it's leg out of the strings, then buried it back by the artichokes in the community bed along the fence. Along with being a hazard to wild creatures, that sheeting is also a trip hazard to human creatures. As it wears, can we consider replacing it with herb ground cover, or some other alternate? 🐦❤️
We are headed to the garden this morning. We are taking this Covid-19 pandemic seriously, having at least a rudimentary understanding of science, and will be respecting social distancing. Looking forward to digging in the dirt 🎍👨‍🌾👩‍🌾
MLK JR Day event at Winchester Elementary School!! Please come help out!! We will be construction garden beds, vertical walls, tilling and mending soil. This is a great activity to come get your hands dirty, work hard, but have a great time with the community and families of Winchester. Anyone is welcome who wants to get involved! This event is a great way to get families involved in healthy, outdoor activities that will further students education. This garden will dramatically increase the students’ education at Winchester, both in the garden education program but also in the ever day classroom. Teach will be allowed and encouraged to use the outdoor class room at all times. In addition, the healthy, sustainable food grown in the garden will be for the students to eat. This event is be based strongly on community involvement. Therefore, the students and staff at Winchester greatly appreciate any community help! There are been many local businesses that are donating money or items to help make this happen. ***If you come to volunteer, feel free to bring tools you might find useful, we will have tools but depending on the amount of volunteers we may need more!
We have space available if you want a place to grow your winter crops.
Ok, it’s that time of the year if you turn your back on your squash plants when you return they might have grown two feet or morphed into some scary looking creature. I am starting a contest for the largest piece of produce and the ugliest. No prize s, just good fun. Disclaimer: I value food and plants and I do realize just because a piece of produce is called ugly doesn’t mean I don’t value all its glory and all it has to offer and I am grateful for it. If you have think you have a contestant, let’s put them on top of the soil in the plot nearest the front gate that didn’t get rented this season. I’ll figure a way to vote on here or in a ballot box. I’ll start off by telling you the competition is already hard to beat. Post your photos here so we can see the candidates. I’ll start this rolling by posting a photo of my beauty that I’m growing.
The Lock thief has struck again! We need to be mindful when at the garden and lock the lock on the fencing while we are there so this does not keep happening.
I seem to be finding more positive things about keeping these around. I wonder if they will eat Cucumber Beatles?
Today in the garden, we found our tomato cages and bamboo stakes moved to the back of the garden and a couple of our pastel, plastic coated cages were used in someone else's garden plot. We also noticed that two of our wooden tomato cages are gone and not anywhere to be found. We realized that after we shoveled compost into our garden last weekend, we left all our things in the accessible plot near the front gate. sorry! I'm guessing that when our cages were moved to the back, others thought they were for common use. We did take them back, as we needed every one in order to put our tomatoes in today. Also changed up the two pastel cages someone used in the back accessible plot for a couple wire cages. I bought those cause I like using them! thanks for being good garden mates, everyone.
Have any of you had any experience doing this? We want to try it out.
Berkshire Hathaway thank you for all of your hard work. We truly appreciate you!
A photo memory. Willow and Heath enjoying a treat before they get busy gardening.