Chicks Building For Chickens

Construction Skills for Women. Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1st. $150. This two day clinic is intended to develop building skills, teamwork and cooperation. You will meet and connect with other women interested in personal resiliency, building skills and community. The final product of a beautiful Chicken Coop will proudly reside at The O’Hara Commons as an interpretive, educational tool that comfortably houses happy chickens. Meet Scout: I’m Scout Wilkins, and I’ll be your teacher. I’ve been a builder all my life, and have led community projects in multiple locations around North America. My goal is to help you build confidence through understanding and practice. You’ll get comfortable

Membership Drive & Spring Open House

March 26th. 2 PM - 5 PM. At The O'Hara Commons & Sustainability Center. 111 South Fourth Street, Hamilton, MT Join us for our First Annual Membership Drive and Spring Open House. This is our first day to offer membership enrollment. We are celebrating with an Open House. There will be refreshments, tours of the building and grounds, information tables to familiarize you with our current programs and future offerings. Board and committee members will be on hand to discuss our mission, vision, goals and accomplishments. We will have fun children's activities with Dulcie Belanger. Come learn more about The O'Hara Commons & Sustainability Center, enroll in our membership and enjoy an afternoon

Lunch Time Learning | Proper use of Manures | Thursday, March 24th

Every week we are offering an installment in our Lunch Time Learning Series. This Thursday, March 24, join us for a presentation by Katrina Mendrey (Ravalli County Extension Agent). Animal manures are one of our most useful and abundent sources of soil amendments. Different manures have different requirements for composting time, nutritional benefits and points of caution when used on garden soils. Katrina will help us to understand the nuances of manure, aging times and application rates. We will provide a large green salad, utensils and iced tea. You can bring your brown bag lunch or take out. Our goal is to keep the talk to one hour.

Soil Science | Rod Daniel

Tuesday, March 15th. Noon. Have you heard about our Lunch Time Learning Series? We have been scheduling one hour talks during the lunch hour. This week's talk is presented by Rod Daniel. Rod will be speaking about Soil Science For Gardeners. A bit of science but tailored for the gardener. The timing of this talk is intended to help you as you begin to prepare and amend your garden beds for sowing. Join us! Bring your lunch, we will supply warm beverages and fresh cookies. Tuesday, March 15th. Noon until 1 PM. Open to the public.

Rod Daniel | Cover Crops & Green Manures

Saturday, March 12th. Noon Rod Daniel. Cover Crops & Green Manures Cover Crops & Green Manures The O'Hara Commons & Sustainability Center, 111 S 4th Street Hamilton Rod Daniel will spend some time discussing the benefits of utilizing legumes and other soil building plants as cover crops and green manures in the organic garden. He will cover topics from variety selection, sowing times and management of crops. This talk will be followed with a discussion on the Benefits of The Minimum Till Garden on March 26th.

Seed Pathology

Thursday, March 10th. Noon till 1 PM. At The O'Hara Commons & Sustainability Center Join us for an installment in our Lunch Time Learning Series. Ravalli County Extension Agent, Katrina Mendrey, will join us to discuss a bit of science: Seed Pathology. She talk about symptoms, different seed bourne diseases, prevention and answer questions. This is not a topic much discused within the home garden venue, but is certainly one that does affect our gardens.

Curiosity Camps

Our After School Program is continuing through May 26th. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:45 PM until 5:15 PM. We need 24 hours notice for your 7-13 year old child to join us. We provide healthy snacks, experiential learning, outdoor activity and art projects. Our goal is to engage youth in the process of learning science in an environmental context, intersecting with art, natural history and development of practical skills. Inquiry based learning invites children to observe, question, hypothesize, debate, experiment and problems solve all the while developing cooperation and team building skills. We will take a hiatus while families adjust to summer schedules. We will start our Curiosi

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