How to Start a Community Garden

Organized by Wasatch Community Gardens 


Planning your community garden

What is a community garden?

Solar Cooking and Drying Worskhop

Presented by Julie Nelson and Jonathan Krausert


Why Cook or Dry Food with the Sun

Local Farmers Markets

Bountiful Farmers Market

100 S 100 E

Thursdays 4 pm – 7 pm




Murray Park Farmers Market

5025 S State Street

Fridays and Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm

 Gardening Resources

Seed Catalogs

1)   Seed Savers Exchange: Heirlooms 1-563-382-5990 www.seedsavers.org

2)   Johnny’s: Early varieties & salad greens 1-877-564-6697 www.johnnyseeds.com

My Favorite Seed Varieties:

*information  provided by Jane Jensen


Lettuce for summer heat: Nevada, Sierra (all Batavian & Summer Crisp Types) [Harvest Quickly in summer] Red Sails, Green Ice, Winter Density, Troutback (a.ka. Freckles, Forrellenschluss) Cimarron, Oakleaf Types, Black Seeded Simpson, Anuenue


Organic Vegetable Seed Starting 

Choosing Seeds

Before you order seeds in the early spring, draw up a quick map of your garden space on graph paper. Use the spacing guidelines for each type of plant, which can be found in reference books or on the seed packet itself. Then sketch the arrangement of the vegetables and herbs that you’d like to grow. This will help you visualize how many different types of plants you can fit in your space and decide which seeds you would like to order.


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