Garden Station

Sideshow 9!!

Who's Your Muse?

Fri. May 9th, 2014: 5pm - 1AM
Sat. May 10th, 2014: 4pm - 1AM
700 E. 4th St
Dayton Ohio, 45402

The Ninth edition of the Dayton Circus Sideshow is underway! Come down for art, music, food, beer, wine, and good times!!

Featured Beverages:
Warped Wing (Dayton OH) Flyin' Rye IPA
Toxic Brew (Dayton OH) 5th St. Wheat
Yellow Springs Brewery (Yellow Springs OH) Springer American Cream Ale
Yuengling Lager
Barefoot Pinot Grigiot
Barefoot Merlot
Barefoot Pink Moscato

Featured Food Trucks:
Voodoo Taco
Alien Infusions

Garden Station Sunday Market and Harvest Festival!

10/03/2010 - 12:00
10/03/2010 - 15:00

Sunday, October 3rd will be a special day at Garden Station. It’s true that local art and produce are not something new to find here. The space at 4th Street and Wayne Avenue is already home to 13 “urban farmers” throughout the growing season and everywhere you look there are different works of art. There are colorful murals that adorn the 600′ of wall space, sculptures dotted throughout the two acre lot, and whimsical touches such as the wooden man and the toilet planter and even the garden shed itself with its colorful bottle wall.

Volume 4 Pecha Kucha Dayton! GARDEN STATION presenting! :)

06/25/2010 - 19:00
06/25/2010 - 23:00

Friday, June 25, 2010
7:00pm - 11:00pm
811 East 3rd Street

Lining up 8 great speakers to "PK" at Atta Girl Art & Gardens!
Great place for a 20x20 idea-sharing party. $5 (you get beer and a Smales soft pretzel with that) and for $5 more a falafel from CedarLand. Come see the art studios/gardens as they take shape!

rsvp on facebook:!/event.php?eid=101782703207045&index=1

new flier

new flier

figured it out, will print and post in OD today

figured it out, will print and post in OD today

Donation form

matt saved as a png so it resized to fit here :)

so now that we have a fiscal agent if someone wants to make a tax-deductible donation to Garden Station or the Circus they can!

5 easy steps to help Garden Station GROW! :)

1. click on this link
2. print off this form
3. fill it out

Chipper help needed!

09/15/2009 - 09:00
09/15/2009 - 12:00

Lucy is bringing the chipper Tuesday and we need a few helpers @ Garden Station please :)


09/10/2009 - 09:00
09/10/2009 - 09:45

need some helpers please! @ Garden Station :)

Burrito Jam

08/20/2009 - 19:00
08/20/2009 - 22:00

so it's supposed to rain tonight so how about we take burrito jam to c{space and help them set up for ladyfest? i will bring shells/cheese/filling. please bring food/drink to share and/or $ to chip in!

Call for submissions, Wayne underpass murals!

Call for submissions

We are a group of community volunteers focused on downtown beautification, specifically along Wayne Avenue between Third and Fifth Streets. We are looking for local artists to help paint a series of 10 murals under the train overpass at the Fourth Street and Wayne Avenue intersection. This project aims to use art to enliven the overpass and create a more attractive walkway between the Cannery and Oregon Arts District.

GOT DONATION! for garden electric/lighting!!!

The Oregon Arts District is donating $2000 towards getting the power trenched to the back and lights!!!
With the matching anonymous donation we have enough to cover this project and hopefully more!
Jeff has a contact who does electric work for the city who is talking about donating the labor, we hope to meet him in the garden monday or tuesday to see if he is good to go. Jeff did tell him we want the project done by Urban Nights!
SO hopefully we can get this started in the next two weeks and hopefully we can get the city grant for the entryway.

City Employee Picnic in the Garden?

I'm toying with the idea of hosting a City of Dayton employee picnic in the garden. What do you think? Seems like good exposure, and we could maybe invite all 2,200 employees, including groups we'd been wanting to have out in the garden like Police & Fire. I'm thinking maybe September when it's a bit cooler. It would be a carry-in and I'd try to find funding for paper products & drinks.

Burrito Jam @ Garden Station

07/02/2009 - 19:00
07/02/2009 - 22:00

remember burrito jam tonight. might have some benches to paint as well :)
bring food/drink to share and or $ to chip in and instruments to jam on

bottle wall site

bottle wall site

as we are getting ready to do the first section of bottle wall for the shed i thought i would look around online and see what else was out there and found this site with lots of different examples including zagar in philly :)

this is my favorite image there ;)

as we are getting ready to do the first section of bottle wall for the shed i thought i would look around online and see what else was out there and found this site with lots of different examples including zagar in philly :)

this is my favorite image there ;)

Mini Mudding Madness! GS work day!

06/20/2009 - 09:00
06/20/2009 - 12:00

have had requests for more mud so we will plan on teaching the 2nd coat this Saturday for work day! be prepared to get dirty, you may want heavy duty plastic gloves and/or safety glasses if you have them

Muddy Burrito Jam :)

06/18/2009 - 17:00

come early before burrito jam at 5 to help mud the shed and learn how to make the mix for the second coat. bring empty pop cans if you can and prepare to get dirty from 5-8 or so.
Burrito Jam starts @ 7pm, bring $1 to chip in and/or food/drink to share and instruments to jam on!

State of the Garden Address 6/09

Hello gardeners, We've had a great kick off to our season! :)

We started off in April with a small gathering for Earth Day which included a tree planting and electric car display and information from the Greater Dayton Electric Vehicle Association (907 West Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio 45402 (937) 248-5957. David Lyttle, president).
On the weekend of April 25th we hosted Gem City Jam.
Our newly installed electric made it much easier than Harvest Fest last fall!

Garden To Be Done list

I had intended to keep posting current jobs to be done so even if you couldn't be there on a work day you know what you could help with at the Garden! here's what is current, a state of the garden address is coming soon...

To Be Done!

ANYONE can always weed the beds (carefully) or the sidewalk, water beds and planters and mow the lawn!

other current projects:
paint benches
paint planters (have to get primer first)
paint the paint box
make trash cans with lids (Ed is making a prototype)
make more barrel planters

Tai chi in the garden

If you drive by in the morning, you might notice a guy doing tai chi. That's Gene, who hangs out in pacchia. Saw him yesterday at the grocery store & says he hasn't been teaching it lately b/c he's do busy with his work in psychotherapy, but I think he's open to others joining him...says he's usually there around 815 Mondays and some other days

Wayne Avenue Clean Up Day!

06/20/2009 - 16:30
06/20/2009 - 21:30

the Wayne Avenue Corridor Committee (WACC) and Garden Station will be hosting a Clean up day of Wayne Avenue on Saturday, June 20th at 4:30pm.
We would like to have refreshments, a bonfire and hopefully a band following the clean up.
anyone have a band that would be interested and is there anyone who would be able to run sound?

Mudding weekend!

05/30/2009 - 08:00
05/31/2009 - 20:00

weather permitting we will be working on mudding the straw bale shed all weekend!

Vollis Simpson's Whirligigs

YouTube Feed:

saw some of this guy's stuff at the visionary art museum in baltimore.
THIS is what i would love to see at the garden! but very colorful and with lots of different sounds too!

More Mud!

05/19/2009 - 16:00
05/19/2009 - 17:00

did you miss Monday's Shed Mudding? More Mudding Tuesday @ 4pm @ Garden Station with K12 kids! join us!

Burrito Jam @ Garden Station

05/21/2009 - 18:30
05/21/2009 - 21:30

come out to burrito jam this Thursday @ Garden Station and crash our Wayne corridor meeting!
The Young Creative Summit produced 4 main projects, one being the Wayne Avenue Corridor between 3rd and 5th. Since GS is a big part of that area and probably the space with the most potential i went to the Action meeting and ended up vice-chair of the project...
If you have some ideas for that area please come share!
as always please bring food to share or $1 to donate and instruments to jam on!

Mudding "workshop"

05/18/2009 - 17:00
05/18/2009 - 20:00

so we have to finish lashing the bale walls and mudding them. There are 4 different coats with different "recipes". We will go over the first 2 coats, how to mix and apply them on Monday so that once you have learned those you can work on mudding the shed when ever you have a chance. I am still trying to get a hold of some of the workshop participants to see what time is best to have everyone there for the mud part of the "workshop", until everyone is there we will do some lashing.

Garden Station Work Day!

05/02/2009 - 09:00
05/02/2009 - 12:00

our regular work day.
need to mow, make veggie beds, prepare and level shed site, weed along 4th and turn soil for sunflower planting along the fence.
see you in the garden!

No fires in the garden today!

There's a warning against outdoor burning b/c of weather conditions:

You Can Do It: 12 Months of Green Living

05/08/2009 - 18:30
05/08/2009 - 20:30

Fri, May 8, 6:30 - 8:30 pm @ Wegerzyn
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station,, for a rousing, informative presentation on green living. Explore the many ways you can make changes in your life and in your community right now. Locally grown refreshments. Reservations requested, walk-ins welcome, call (937) 277-6545 to register. Wegerzyn and Cox Foundation members attend free. General public entrance fee $5.


05/09/2009 - 09:00
05/10/2009 - 17:00

Sat, May 9 - Sun, May 10, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Co-hosted by the Circus Creative Collective and MetroParks. Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station,, guide construction of a straw-bale shed. Includes: site preparation, pounded-tire foundation, framing the structure, building straw-bale walls, and earth plastering. Meet at Garden Station Community Garden, NE corner of Fourth and Wayne Avenues, downtown Dayton. Registration required and limited, call (937) 277-6545 or register online. Lunch included both days. Age: 16Y and

work day @ Garden Station

04/25/2009 - 08:30
04/25/2009 - 12:00

still on for any of you who have energy left
we have lots of trees still to plant! need to get them in the ground yesterday :P
Ed is a madman so we will be there way too early

Burrito Jam @ Garden Station with GCJ set up!

04/23/2009 - 18:00
04/23/2009 - 21:00

Join us @ Garden Station for potluck burritos, bonfire and help us set up for Gem City Jam! Bring food/drink to share!

Earth Day @ Garden Station!

04/22/2009 - 14:00
04/22/2009 - 20:00

Join us @ Garden Station to celebrate Earth Day!
Electric car displays and rides from 2pm-7pm. Tree planting @ 6pm with bonfire to follow. bring drums and instruments!

Gem City Jam @ Garden Station!

04/24/2009 - 17:00
04/25/2009 - 21:00

We are kicking off the Garden Station season by hosting Gem City Jam this upcoming weekend! (4/24 & 25)

Gem City Jam is a fund raiser for Glen Helen Nature Reserve
featuring two days of Music, Art, Film and Skateboarding including over 20 bands on two stages.


04/18/2009 - 09:00
04/18/2009 - 12:00

there's just a week till Gem City Jam!
My tiller is fixed so we will be working on new garden beds, bring a level if u can.
also we need to mow before next Sat so branches need to be picked up especially in the grassland area.
there are a few more pansies to be planted in the flower boxes and we have sweet pea seeds to plant if i remember to soak them tonight.
see you in the garden! :)

Peace To Planet - Rich Lober' (Photo by me)

Peace To Planet - Rich Lober' (Photo by me)

Took this photo a couple days ago, f/22, ISO 100, 1/50 sec in bright daylight. Touched up a bit at the behest of Rich

Took this photo a couple days ago, f/22, ISO 100, 1/50 sec in bright daylight. Touched up a bit at the behest of Rich


there are still a few of you who need to sign up for the Garden Station group (HINT, HINT!) so i will post this to everyone for now!


Well it has been nice enough to be in the garden for a while now. Scarlet has been working on a mural, Rich has put up a new canvas with the symbol for "peace" on it and David has been brainstorming new ways to harass lily and I ;) I have been picking up, weeding and cleaning out the front corner beds. We have crocus blooming and tulips emerging! The wheelbarrow and lawnmower have been put back in the shed too.

State of the Garden address!

Hi people, now that we have a Garden Station group on the forum i will post future garden updates there so please sign up for that group if you wish to continue to receive them! :)

Hello gardeners, It's March and I am itching to get out and play in the dirt again! :)
We have BIG plans for Garden Station this year! last year we pretty much had our hand full just with clearing the lot but with most of that behind us now we can get on to the fun stuff!

Garden Station Guidelines for Artwork

Guidelines for artwork displayed at Garden Station Community Garden

David Kenworthy

Proposals for artwork to display at Garden Station must include dimensions, sketches and/or photos, and a list of materials you plan to use. You may email your proposal to If you would like to present your proposal in person or have any questions, please send us an email or call 626.8013 to make arrangements.

Heather Lea Reid and Etch

Should you be invited to display your work in the garden, please begin installation within 14 days of approval. Please finish installing your work within 14 days of beginning installation. If you require more time, please let us know. (more after the jump...)

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