Monday, March 30, 2009

workshop update

Thank you to everyone to came to our workshop last Sunday, it was so nice to see so many folks who would like to grow their own food! We look forward to seeing you at the gardens over the season!

corine in action

interactive garden planning

the square foot plan

As soon as I can figure out how to upload the presentation, I will so that it's available!

We will be meeting at the garden next Sunday at 10am to begin putting some seeds into the ground, and to plan the rest of the beds that we didn't make it to during the workshop. Come join us!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plan-A-Garden Workshop

City Square Communal Garden
Plan-A-Garden Workshop

When: 1 pm – 4 pm, Sunday, March 29, 2009
Where: SPEC Building, 2150 Maple Street

This workshop will give participants the tools they need to successfully plan a food-producing garden. We will learn about

· companion planting,
· vertical gardening,
· square foot gardening and
· crop rotation,

and incorporate this knowledge directly to plan the City Square Communal Garden!

All are welcome, please register by contacting!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

city square - back in action

It's spring and we are very excited about the beginning of a new season! We met the other day to check on the garden after a long hiatus. Our new volunteers Erica and Lawrence helped to weed and straighten out the trellises. erica and zlatko weeding

lawrence happy in the garden
the workshop on organic food gardening at CityFarmer has provided much food for thought ha ha ha (seriously, though - very worth taking!)
cob shed at City Farmer mmmm....cob....

we have updated our work list / wish list for this year:

  • line raised beds with plastic to help prevent rot-lawrence thinks he has some plastic hanging around
  • fill beds with soil and compost - lawrence is checking with his uncle to try to get some from his organic acerage
  • organize a cob-building workshop for a tool shed- vicky is connecting with mudgirls for this.
  • buy compost aerator - $10 from City Farmer
  • find someone who can help us make mosaic stepping stones
  • find a barrel to make a 'vat-o-spuds'
  • make sustainable, waterproof signs and labels
  • construct small wooden blocks to protect sprinklers in beds
  • find material for metal trellises (nylon mesh?)

If you know where to get resources or have any ideas that would help us out, contact