Behind the Scenes

We did plenty of behind the scenes work at LAYFP this month to be ready for spring planting.  I’ll give a quick recap of some of the things we’ve been doing.  If you have any questions or want to know about anything we’ve done, be sure to leave us a comment.  We love to hear from you.

Flower Pot Decorating: We want youth groups around the county to paint or to modge podge pots.  After the pots are decorated, we will fill them with soil and a plant that will grow in office lights.  The pots will be distributed to local businesses to bring awareness to the LAYFP.  If you know a youth group who like to decorate pots or if you want a pot for your office, please e-mail Nicole at layouthfoodproject@laymca.org  We give a special thanks to the iCare group at the Family Y who decorated pots last week.

Community Feedback: LAYFP has reached out to the community to get feedback about a new garden site proposal at the County Land on North Mesa next to the tennis courts.  We visited homes in the proposed site location.  We enjoyed talking to you.  We also had three public meetings to let the community members know our plans and to answer their questions.  If we missed you, please leave us a comment.

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Seeking Your Feedback

Los Alamos Youth Food Project Community Garden Initiative

Upcoming community meetings:

Tues., Jan. 29 @ 6pm at the Los Alamos Co-op Market

Wed., Jan. 30 @ 6pm at Pajarito Environmental Education Center

Join us on either of these evenings for a brief 10 minute informational presentation as we share ideas for use of county land near the horse stables on North Mesa, followed by community questions and discussion.

Please take the survey about the county land.  The link is below.  Feel free to share the survey with other Los Alamos residents.
http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=de06438d-e9a5-49e7-9100-4eab71bda0f0

Please click on the following link to read more about the Los Alamos Youth Food Project Community Garden.  LAYFP – cultivating community INFO POSTER

For more information, please find “Los Alamos Youth Food Project” on Facebook or contact Sylvan at sargo@laymca.org or 662.3100 or Nicole at layouthfoodproject@laymca.org or 662.3100.

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SUMMERTIME

SCHOOL’s OUT FOR SUMMER!!!!! We still need LOTS of help this summer with the garden site. Please keep checking back for updates on future events OR respond here if your interested in helping.
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WORK PARTY

Our last work party before school ends this year will be held on Wednesday May 23rd!!

We will meet in room 127 (LAMS) @ 12:40 (please go to parking lot by the solar array if you arrive later in the afternoon).  we will work until we are done constructing the raised beds 🙂

We are going to work on constructing raised beds to plant in this summer.  We will also plant some of our established seedlings in the cold frames that were refurbished by Kiwanis members.

Please come out and join us for our end of year work party.

All your help is GREATLY appreciated!!!

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Materials NEEDED

Hi Everyone, in addition to exterior paints and painting supplies we are in NEED of fencing ideas for the garden.  Please if you have any ideas, expertise, materials, etc to contribute let us know. THANKS!

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Materials NEEDED

Hi Everyone, in addition to exterior paints and painting supplies we are in NEED of fencing ideas for the garden.  Please if you have any ideas, expertise, materials, etc to contribute let us know. THANKS!

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Check out the Essence featuring the LA Youth Food Project

click here to read The Essence of Los Alamos & White Rock

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