Happy fall everyone!! Here is our October newsletter with upcoming events and tips for your autumn garden! If you would like to visit the original link, with an option to opt-in at the bottom, visit:

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“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” -Victoria Erickson

~ Recipe of the Month ~

 
Yellow Squash Medley
   From Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (serves 4)
You will Need:                 
🥄 4 small Yellow Squash
🥄Sea Salt
🥄1 medium Onion, thinly sliced
🥄2 medium Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
🥄2 Tbsp crispy Pine Nuts

🥄1 Tbsp finely chopped Parsley
🥄4 Tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Remove ends from Squash and use food processor to cut them into a julienne.
  • Sprinkle with Sea Salt and let sit about 1 hour.
  • Rinse well and squeeze dry with a tea towel. 
  • Sauté Onion in Olive Oil until golden.
  • Add Squash and Tomatoes and sauté a few minutes more, over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in Pine Nuts and Parsley.

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Fall is here, what should I plant in my garden?? 

 

Brassicas
Fall is the time to plant crops in the brassica family (cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower). Brassicas thrive well when planted next to their aromatic companions onions, garlic and herbs, but be sure to keep them away from members of the solanaceae family (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) as well as strawberries.

Leafy Greens
Finally it’s time to get your leafy greens in! As the weather continues to cool, you can begin with planting your hardy greens in (kale, collards, spinach) then plant your more tender greens (lettuces, bok choy, endive) around daylight savings time. Remember that although leafy greens enjoy the cold temps, they still need protection from frost, especially the more tender varieties. Greens thrive well when planted next to their brassica companions as well as aromatics, such as onions, garlic and herbs.

Peas
You gotta eat your peas!! These lovely pods prefer a trellis to climb with their beautiful and strong tendrils! They make great borders, and the more you pick, the more they produce. But beware- these green beauties do NOT get along with members of the garlic & onion family! (chives, leeks, alliums.

Root Crops
Make some room for the roots, because they love the cold shift! (Carrots, beets, turnips, radishes etc.) Remember to thin your seedlings to give your crops space to grow! Root crops thrive well when planted next to their brassica and leafy greens companions as well as aromatics, such as onions, garlic and herbs.
Perennials
Don’t forget about your perennials! Fall is the best time to get your perennial herbs and flower bulbs planted for a beautiful spring display!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, October 5th 5:30-6:30pm- OM in the Orchard
Join us at the San Miguel Community Garden for free sunset yoga flow event provided by Mint n Honey Yoga. We will plant seeds, practice a beginners flow of yoga and harvest from the beautiful garden. All levels and ages welcome.  

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Saturday, October 6th 10am-2pm- Summerlin Library Fall Festival
Annual festival hosting fun for the entire family. Enjoy live music, food, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a balloon artist, stilt animals, library book sale and plenty of craft vendors for an early holiday shopping spree! At 1pm, Garden Farms will be teaching a lesson on “Planting an Herb Garden”. Free event.

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Saturday, October 27th 2pm-5pm- Spooktacular!
Join us at Natural Grocers in Henderson for this free event that’s fun for the entire family.  Enter at your own risk for a screaming good time as we spellebrate Halloween the Natural Grocers Way: with non-GMO, good4u treats, plus make your own spooky snack mix and more. 

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Volunteer Events!
Interested in joining Garden Farms Foundation in volunteer events? Throughout the season we will be participating in gardening, chef demonstrations, art mural paintings, and much more and we would love your help! Reach out and tell us a little about yourself and how you’d be interested in joining our movement to bring empowerment, food security and garden culture to the people of our community!

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Garden Farms Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to enhancing garden programming in preschools – college campuses, other non-profit agencies, and various underserved communities across the valley. We work to enrich our community with farm-to-table events, educational curriculum, environmental awareness, art integration, nutrition education, farmers markets and more. This, paired with hands-on garden lessons, provides the people of today access to the food security of tomorrow.

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