On November 18th we presented our very first “Virtual Make ‘N Take”.
During the last General Meeting of 2020 the NGAC will took us back to the sensational 70’s with a fun & simple step by step Macrame Plant Hanger tutorial!
If you missed the meeting, never fear! The recording is posted on our You Tube Channel and other video links below.
So go get some cording, heavy twine or sturdy yarn, really any medium gauge rope material will work… even strips of a t-shirt can be used for this project!
Add scissors, tape measure and you are all set. Can you dig it?
Winter Garden Resource Links:
Old Farmer’s Almanac
Frost dates for Sacramento.
The ultimate home and garden design ideas, landscaping and edible gardening tips.
Knowledge base of 3,507 garden terms compiled by gardeners and farmers from around the world.
Improving your soil with a green cover crop.
Green Acres Nursery
One of our favorite nursery & supplies retailers
Onions, Leeks, Shallots — oh my!
September’s monthly meeting showcased a cooking demonstration. Members learned the art of home canning and won jars of homegrown, homemade, Fresno Pepper Jelly.
View presentation on our YouTube Channel.
Natomas Garden & Arts Club member Tom Hawkins, a Master Gardener, gave a zoom presentation at our Wednesday July 29th NGAC Members meeting on Vermiculture, or Worm Composting.
View the video of that Zoom Meeting here: Vermiculture
Need more resources?
#NGAC recommends: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
The NGAC received a grant in 2019 to create a pollinator garden at the Garden Valley Elementary School in Sacramento. Working with school administrators, faculty and students, NGAC members transformed an area of the school into a beautiful garden that will attract butterflies and other pollinators.
NINOS COMMUNITY GARDEN
The NGAC obtained a garden plot in the City of Sacramento’s Niños Community Garden in mid-2018. Four NGAC members also have their own garden plots there.
The vast majority of the harvested crops are donated to the River City Food Bank in the name of the Club. In the winter and spring of 2019, the Club donated 116 pounds of beets, carrots, peas, radishes, lettuce, turnips, leeks and onions. For the summer of 2019, the Club donated over 700 pounds of zucchini, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, eggplant and a few other crops.
Bell Beans were planted in the plot this winter (2019-20). The plants will be chopped up and incorporated into the soil to add both organic matter and nitrogen. The club has also participated in the garden cleanup days in 2019 and 2020.