Friday, March 28, 2014

March 23 - Spring Has Arrived!!

A brief break from the garden on March 16 due to cold rainy weather ........... but the 23rd was a most productive day

Hedges were trimmed

Bed 3 was planted with Sparkler White Top and French Breakfast radishes, some Arugula and two rows of Alderman peas - trellis for peas will be added after germination

the first of our new signs added to the garden

the mini-greenhouse was covered with plastic and added to Bed 3 to warm the soil and keep excessive rain from rotting our peas
looking good

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 9 Back to the Garden

Good to see everyone at the garden on Sunday - and wonderful to be greeted by the sun .......  our main focus was to weed and clean ......... the garden was in fairly good shape after winter, but time to rake away leaves and catch those first weeds of the season before they go to seed

 We agreed it was time to relocate the flower bed in prep for a new veggie bed - perennials will move to Bed 14.

All Purple Sprouting Broccoli was totally eaten by rodents - but the garlic managed to survive

Our youngest garden volunteer gets ready to dig in

Some new cold frames - great for spinach in March and Peppers in the summer

The garden is now looking tidy and waiting for our first plantings - potatoes and peas - before the end of March

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Interested in Volunteering? First Meet Up March 9th

Join other like-minded people and grow good food together!

Volunteers Wanted
There are a number of community gardens in Vancouver, but most have either closed or long wait lists.
Spring is in the air, and if you long to get your hands in the earth, we are seeking people interested in organic gardening (experienced or not) to help plan, plant, weed, maintain and harvest our communal garden. All plots are shared, as is the work load. Those that contribute to the garden share in the harvest.

We meet Sunday mornings, 10 until noon, rain or shine at the garden, so drop in when you can. Our first meet up of the year will be Sunday, March 9th.

Cambie Square Communal Garden
The Cambie Square Communal Garden is a communally-run demonstration garden, located across from Vancouver City Hall, whose volunteers have a keen interest in food, gardening, biodiversity, and sustainable systems.  Volunteers gather to socialize, share skills, and support each other while growing together.

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