Our mission includes finding ways to connect with and educate the citizens of Yreka about gardening in our area. To that end we conduct gardening how-to workshops. Some workshops are targeted towards the gardeners at YCG, while others are focused on encouraging others to start or expand their own backyard gardens.
Past workshops have covered basic drip irrigation, harvesting for peak production, composting, and how to get started gardening in Siskiyou County. Due to the generous support of our volunteer presenters, we hope to continue this program in 2011. Check our blog for dates and topics.
Outreach is another focus of our efforts. Youth groups, including 4-H, Girl Scouts, church groups, and others have been folded into our garden in various ways. The CCC’s, Deadwood Conservation Camp, College of the Siskiyous art classes, and resource center summer campers have benefited and contributed to the success of our community outreach program. If your group would like to be part of the fun, contact us.
Other opportunities for the public to engage with us and participate include stopping by for a tour or volunteering for a work party. Usually there are gardeners working in the afternoons and most weekend days during the growing season (May to September). Potluck meals, fund raising and other celebrations are part of our community outreach at the garden. Our garden is fenced and locked to prevent deer browsing and vandalism as it is part of the Yreka High School facilities.