Summer Planting, Potato pots and Drip

  • July 12, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Come and help Judy with some summer planting in her large backyard garden space in downtown Campbell.  Juli Idleman will talk about different methods of planting potatoes and we get some started in pots and other places in the garden. In addition well will be doing some soil conditioning and and adding more life to Judy's garden.   After our work we will all join together again in another delicious pot luck with a Greek Theme.   Judy will be making a Greek salad direct from her garden.  We will also be having Dolmas using the grape leaves from Jon's garden.  Others can bring their own delicious creations to go along with our theme.

Judy has a row of planter boxes with tomatoes, squash and cucumbers happily growing.   We will be planting some new things to fill up the boxes.

We will have a demo and learn about the best ways of planting potatoes in pots.

After adding the new delicious things we will then take off the sprayer heads, install drip hubs and string drip lines to all of the new plantings.

What to bring
For this event, please bring any of the following:

  • Gardening tools: gloves, a shovel, spading fork, trowel, weeding tools
  • Potluck item to go with our Greek theme: that either contains something that you have picked from your yard, something that you would like in the future to come from your yard, or something that you have made.
  • Crop Sharing item(s): Food items you have harvested from your yard to exchange with other members (if you have any)
  • Some good positive energy



1) A bit of work

As people arrive we will all participate in a group working activity in the hosts location.

2) Demo and instruction

During the work portion we will have a short break out period to present some new material and gain some farming/gardening knowledge.

3) Pot Luck and Socializing

Finally we will all spend some time to socialize and eat the wonderful food from our gardens. During the pot luck we will have time to discuss the following:

  • Q & A about gardening/ farming. Anyone can ask anything about a gardening or farming topic for others in the group to give their insights.
  • News and updates from our members: each member share progress on urban farming projects.
  • Future MeetUps, Volunteers for future hosts, Ongoing discussion on our Urban Farmers coop group.
  • Crop Sharing-- Everyone that has harvested something from your yard please bring it and exchange it. Take what you DID NOT bring.


About Urban Farmers Cooperative
The Urban Farmers Cooperative events are working/learning sessions where we all pitch in on a project at the host's location. Here is what we do:

  • We meet to help out a fellow host farmer
  • We do some work, exchange ideas, and learn something at the same time
  • We bring food from our gardens and share all the wonderful foods we are raising
  • After the meeting we all take home something that we did not bring

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  • Dave N.

    Great meetup, and learned a lot. Juli & Guy, thanks for the growing tips, and for the seed potatoes. Thanks, Judy, for sharing your garden. Also hope to try sweet potatoes next year, which might be a good topic for the group.

    July 14

  • Judy P.

    Great time

    July 12

  • Judy P.

    Thanks for a wonderful meetup! My garden is so happy, and I learned so much..

    2 · July 12

    • Annie

      I'm looking forward to seeing your potatoes grow!

      2 · July 12

  • Annie

    Thanks to Judy for hosting and sharing her beautiful back yard with us. And, thanks to Juli for sharing her potato growing expertise. I look forward to seeing you both again.

    1 · July 12

  • Sg

    This meetup was great! I learned so much from it. Looking forward to the next meetup. :-)

    1 · July 12

    • Annie

      Enjoyed meeting you and Sara. Hope to see you again soon.

      July 12

  • Vivian

    Nice meeting everyone! I learned so much.
    Thanks for taking some of my tomatoes. Got some great recipes and recipe ideas.

    Thanks for everything. See you soon.

    1 · July 12

    • Annie

      It was a pleasure meeting you. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

      July 12

  • Jon B.

    Fun, informative and very delicious! Thanks Judy for hosting this and opening your yard to us. Juli's information was excellent and very helpful. All of the food was delicious. Thanks to all who came, helped and brought their wonderful food. Looking forward to seeing you again!

    4 · July 12

  • Ritu aka R.

    Dear friends, having to cancel. I woke up with cold like symptoms and might be best to stay away. See you next time..

    July 12

  • Jon B.

    Here is the physical address to the MeetUp for all those that have RSVP'd YES. Juli will talk about Potato planting and she has extras if you want to take some home to plant. Here are the details.

    101 South 4th Street, Campbell CA

    What to bring:
    Please bring any gardening tools (shovel, spade, trowel etc.) to help Judy with some planting. Please also bring a pot luck item that will go along with our Greek theme. You may also bring things for our crop sharing if you have any.

    Thanks and looking forward to seeing you soon


    July 11

  • Kati

    Is there anything we should know about downtown Campbell traffic / road closure on Sat?

    July 10

    • Judy P.

      Hi Kati, Parking in my area is completely unrestricted. There are some old signs saying "Residents Only" but you can ignore them. There are no permits. See you Saturday! Judy

      1 · July 10

  • Jon B.

    The MeetUp location was just sent out to all those who RSVP'd. Please check the e-mail that is associated with MeetUP for the details. If you did not get it please let me know. I will send it out again on Friday. See you soon!

    1 · July 9

  • martin

    Who wants food grade pickle buckets with lids? I can bring a max of 6 with me. First commenters get 1st priority on the buckets.

    June 26

    • martin

      Eriks Deli on Chocrane has a lot of buckets. They are by the dumpster.

      1 · July 7

    • Mary

      Thanks! I'll check out Eriks Deli. I'm nearby.

      July 7

  • Julianne I.

    I'll be there with lots of seed potatoes to share so you can take them home to plant at your house too.

    July 7

  • Dee

    I would be interested in 1 & if any remain then maybe 2.
    Antonio, I will bring back the one with the plums -----Yuuuummmmm!!!! Yuuuuummmmm!!!!! All gone........

    July 7

    • Ritu aka R.

      Hi Dee, I would like 1 dozen eggs too. Looking forward to see you. Thanks!

      July 7

    • Antonio

      If you are bringing eggs I will take two dozens please .

      July 7

  • Elizabeth

    Hi everyone! I haven't been this MeetUp in a while. For the July 12th event can I bring my daughter? She's learning how to garden and has her own tools :)

    3 · July 5

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