Saturday, April 20, 2013

St. Mary's Garden Clean up and Potluck TODAY

It is on! The rain is supposed to clear up a bit this afternoon. We have lots planned for indoors in case it is too wet. Bring seeds for the seed swap and something for the potluck. Everyone is welcome, bring friends! See you there!
2-5pm, 780 McEvoy st. (if it's too wet we'll be in the church beside the garden)
Facebook event page click here

Supplies will be there for sign painting so come ready to make yourself a sign for your plot. We will also have a table set up for a seed swap, please bring along any extra seeds you would like to donate. - seed swap is open to all whether you bring seeds or not. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Healthy Soil and Composting with Mike Carr

Here is the link to the video and information from this past workshop with Mike Carr of Jemseg River Farm.

Mike Carr – Mike Carr is an organic farmer at Jemseg River Farm. The farm’s mission statement includes a strong educational component and they see themselves as an incubator for future farmers. An experienced university educator ( specifically in leadership studies program) Mike offers training in areas such as soils, crop planning, weed control, pest management, composting, harvesting practices, marketing, and sales.

Extending Your Garden Season with Elizabeth Crawford

Another great workshop hosted by NBCHG. 

If you were unable to attend last weeks workshops or any of our workshop information and videos are posted on the website. See here for full hand out and link to the video(coming soon.) 

From the handout: 

"GROWING SEASON: Fredericton Zone 4b -5: May 22nd to Sept 22nd
Outdoor growing season: 4 months = approximately 17- 20 weeks = 120-140 days 
Cool, warm, cold – each range of vegetables can thrive in its climate conditions, some overlap between the seasons, 
most often the cool season veggies are very adaptable. Match vegetables with the time of year when they grow best."