Patsy Walker

  • Watermelon and Balsamic Salad is one of my favorite summer salads!

    Watermelon and Balsamic Salad

    Watermelon is great on the grill, too!  Cut thick ole slabs of watermelon and grill for a couple of minutes on each side! YUM!

    Watermelon and Balsamic Salad

    Ingredients:
    4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
    2 cups watermelon cut in 1/2 inch squares
    1 tablespoons minced red onion
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1 dash black pepper to taste
    24 sprays Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers Balsamic Breeze Vinaigrette Dressing

    Preparation:
    1. In large bowl combine romaine, watermelon, onion, salt and pepper.

    2. Spray with dressing, toss gently and serve.


  • Summer Zucchini Cakes with Creamy Green Chile Sauce

    Date Night Dishes... A fresh startI love this recipe as it is great for a main or side dish and you can use that bounty from your garden or the Farmers' Market for a really fresh meal! It can also be prepared on your outside grill, so no need to heat up the kitchen, unless it's date night ;)

    - Patsy Walker

    The recipe is from "Sheknows.com"

    Serves 2-4

    Ingredients:

    • 1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 2 cups shredded zucchini
    • 1 cup shredded carrots
    • 1/4 cup diced roasted red peppers
    • 1 clove of fresh pressed garlic
    • 2 eggs
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Olive Oil

    Creamy Green Chile Sauce:

    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons of diced green chiles
    • 1 tablespoon of diced fresh cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
    • A sprinkle of smoked paprika

    Directions:

    Read more

  • donated 2016-06-03 14:10:48 -0600

    Support Taylor attending the School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training

    $1,045.00 raised
    GOAL: $1,105.00
    Taylor_in_desert.jpg

    Taylor Henzler
    AmeriCorps Member 2015/2016
    School Garden Coordinator

    Hopes to attend: 
    The School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training
    in Portland, Oregon
    Dates: June 20th - 24th

    June 16, 2016 Update: Fundraising Campaign Closed

    Taylor is headed to Portland for her training!

    Thank you to everyone who donated to make this possible! The Garden Project is able to cover the remaining $60 of expenses, so that Taylor is able to participate in this worthwhile training.

    Thank you so much!!!

     

    Original Post:

    In preparation to join The Garden Project staff after my AmeriCorps term is complete in August, I am excited to have the opportunity to attend a School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training in Portland, Oregon this summer.

    The certification covers topics from the historic context of school gardens to program evaluations. This training will give me the tools and resources necessary to cultivate successful school garden programs throughout La Plata County. This year I focused on Needham Elementary School and in the coming school year I hope to expand our garden programs more effectively at Riverview Elementary, Park Elementary and Miller Middle School.

    To be able to attend, I need to raise the registration fee and travel costs:
    Registration fee: $450
    Travel: $530 (Flying from Durango to Portland, economy seat)
    Lodging/food: $125 (Free lodging with friends and $25/day budgeted for lunch and dinner x 5 days)
    Total: $1,105

    Would you consider making a donation today? The training starts on June 20th and I need to raise the full amount by June 16th in order to attend.

    If 74 people make a $15 donation then I would have enough funds to go! Please support me by making a donation. Thank you so much!

    Thank you for supporting my personal and professional growth, in doing so you are increasing the impact of our programs in our community.

    Taylor

    If you would prefer to send a check please make it out to: The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, PO Box 4434, Durango, CO 81302. In the memo, please write: Taylor Training or Mia Training.

    Donate

  • donated 2016-06-01 14:40:12 -0600

    Support Mia attending Leadership Training

    $1,639.00 raised
    GOAL: $2,406.00
    Mia_w_Turnips-001.jpg

    Mia Carrasco-Songer
    Garden Manager,
    Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
    2013-present

    Hopes to attend: 
    Climbing the Leadership Ladder training through DurangoLearns

    Dates:
    Weekly, June 30th-September 15th

    June 16, 2016 Update: Fundraising Campaign Closed

    Mia will be participating in the leadership training program this summer!

    Thank you to everyone who donated to make this possible! As part of her own professional growth, Mia is able to cover the remaining $767 to participate in this worthwhile training.

    Thank you all so much!!!

     

    Original post:

    As a young leader in our community I want to use my energy, optimism, and knowledge to best serve you and our community through community garden programs. I have applied for a 9-week Leadership Training through DurangoLearns.

    This training will help me strengthen my skills as an engaging, dynamic, and effective leader bringing people together to grow a healthier world, community, and self through the micro-model of community gardens.

    With talks of new potential community gardens at Three Springs and Ignacio, I need the training to become a more effective leader to empower the community to take on these types of projects.

    In order to be able to attend, I need to raise the program fees:

    Program fees: $2673 (10% off)
    Total Cost: $2406
    This training will give me a skill set I will use for the rest of my life and put into practice immediately. But, I can’t attend without your help. Please support me by making a donation.

    Would you consider making a small donation today? The training starts on June 30th and I need to raise the full amount by June 16th in order to reserve my spot.

    If 100 people each give $24 then I would have the funds to attend this training! Thank you.

    Thank you for supporting my personal and professional growth, in doing so you are increasing the impact our programs can have on our community.

    In gratitude,

    Mia

    If you would prefer to send a check please make it out to: The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, PO Box 4434, Durango, CO 81302. In the memo, please write: Mia Training.

     

    Donate

  • donated 2015-10-13 16:49:13 -0600

    Purchase

    From this page you may pay for:
    Event tickets, program fees, workshops, t-shirts and more!

    You should see the item you selected in the box below, on the right hand side.

    Fill out your contact information and proceed to PayPal to check out.

    TIP: You won't have to pay/sign in to PayPal
    Under the PayPal login info it will say "OR Pay with Credit or Debit Card".

     *If you experience any difficulty making a purchase/donation via PayPal we recommend that you 1) Delete your browsing history by clearing cookies and clearing caches - PayPal's security system may not let you into their site if you have too much browsing history. 2) Switch internet browsers to Mozilla Firefox - this seems to work the best with PayPal.

    * Or send us a check for the full amount to:
    The Garden Project, PO Box 4434, Durango, CO 81302
    (If you are paying for a time-sensitive event or program, please email or call us to let us know.)

    If neither of these options work please call: 970-259-3123 or email us at: info@thegardenprojectswcolorado.org

     

    Donate

  • signed up on Newsletter Sign-up 2015-10-12 10:36:51 -0600

    Join The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado

    sign-up.jpg

    Please sign-up here to receive monthly newsletters and updates on events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities! We promise to never share your information with anyone outside of our organization.

    Sign up

Donate on behalf of Patsy Walker:
Donate Volunteer Event Calendar