Happy Winter Park City!
I hope you have all been enjoying the amazing winter we are having here in Park City! I wanted to say hello and introduce myself as the new Program Director and Garden Manager for Summit Community Gardens. My name is Colie Belieu and I have been living in Park City for the last 5 years, of which you may have seen me selling ski gear at Christy Sports Deer Valley, working amid the beautiful flowers of Copper Moose Farms or assisting customers at Park City Nursery. I feel honored to take over this role at the Summit Community Gardens and feel it will an amazing year at the gardens!
Although we may find ourselves hunkering in a bit more on these big snow days, your team at Summit Community Gardens is hard at work. We have a very exciting year planned for 2019 at SCG. We have already begun our monthly Adult Education Classes, despite having to reschedule the first High Altitude Gardening 101 class due to our everchanging mountain weather. On the plus side we were able to add an additional offering of the 101 class as well as myriad other classes that parallel the current growing season in our climate. Be sure to take a look on our website to see if there are any classes that interest you for this season! www.summitcommunitygardens.org/classes/
We are really looking forward to our Kids Summer Camps this year and the diversity of curriculums, bringing back our own summer camps featuring educational lessons in our community gardens, as well as in our partnership camps with Recycle Utah, Swaner and Eats. Summer registration will begin soon, so keep on the lookout for an open registration date to save your child’s spot!
On the Events docket for Summit Community Gardens we will be bringing back our staple fundraiser events, Seeds of Change in May and our Harvest “Dig In Dinner” in August. We will also be holding our Second Sundays Events starting in May on Mother’s Day, and continuing through the summer until September, with a big end of the season Harvest Celebration partnered with Basin Rec. Every Second Sunday will have activities, music and fun for the whole family! A summer schedule featuring each Second Sunday event will be posted later in Spring, so stay tuned!
Finally, the community gardens will be expanding this year with great thanks to the award from the Rap Tax Grant. We will be adding more community garden plots, a hops garden and a fruit tree orchard this year, with more opportunities for education and community enjoyment.
Thank you for being an amazing part of our community and we look forward to seeing you at the gardens this year!
Program Director, Garden Manager
Summit Community Gardens