Record your experiences with gardening, local food and local farms for many years to come through notes recorded on your own Food & Garden Perpetual Calendar!
Download the FULL Food & Garden Perpetual Calendar here:
Download a REFILL of blank monthly note cards for your Food & Garden Perpetual Calendar here:
What is the Food & Garden Perpetual Calendar?
It’s part calendar, part journal, part keepsake! The Food & Garden Perpetual Calendar is a unique way to document your gardening, local foods, and farm experiences, with space to keep notes month-by-month, and year-by-year. Add new monthly note cards as needed each year. Soon you’ll have documented years of experiences to reflect upon and refer back to!
How to build your Calendar?
Each card sized 4.25×5.5″, and laid out as four cards per 8.5×11 page (letter size paper) for at-home printing. Cards are saved sequentially so you will have coordinating content on both the front and back of each card.
PRINTING THE PAGES:
Print on thicker letter paper or card stock, sized 8.5×11. When printing, be sure to select from the setup menu “Letter” or “8.5 x 11”. To ensure that each card prints true-to-size, please be sure to select “Actual” in the print dialog box. If your printer supports automatic duplex mode: In the print dialog box choose “Print on Both Sides” and select “Flip on Long Edge”. If your printer does NOT support automatic duplex mode: In the print dialog box, click more options. Select “Odd Pages Only”. Click print. You’ll see that only the odd pages (front of each card) are printed out. To print the even pages (back of each card), open the paper feeder tray, place the odd numbered pages you just printed, printed side down into the printer tray, ensuring they are still in the same sequence as they were just printed, and close the tray. In the print dialog box, click more options. Select “Even Pages Only” and also choose “Reverse Pages”. This step is important so that the back of each card matches up with the correct front of each card.
CUTTING THE CARDS:
Cut each page evenly into quarters in order to create four 4.25×5.5 inch cards.
ASSEMBLING YOUR CALENDAR:
Arrange your cards with blank monthly note cards behind each corresponding monthly title card. Choose an appropriate container to hold your calendar cards. Some ideas: a simple berry basket (recyclable paper or ceramic), a retro recipe card box, a decorative paper box, or maybe a beautiful antique jewelry box. Don’t forget to add a favorite pen or pencil to take notes with!
ADDING MORE MONTHLY NOTE CARDS:
As the years progress, you will likely run out of space to record your experiences on the included blank monthly note cards! Follow the print instructions above to print a REFILL PACK.
Need help? Email Questions to : Kelly@thelandconnection.org