Monday, April 28, 2014

Special Cross Canada Speakers' Tour

St. Mary's Maintenance Day, Seed Library and Sign Painting!

Gardeners: this is a reminder about our first Maintenance Day next Saturday, May 3rd from 1-4pm. St. Mary's Community Garden, 780 McEvoy st. All are welcome to attend! 

Do come to it. There are spring preparations to be made before planting time.
It might very well be too wet to work in the garden, though. Even if we can't,  we are going to have other planned activities indoors, as follows: 

The Seed Library. Come check us out. We have vegetables you can plant with the intention of returning some of their seeds to us, and this is the Seed Library proper. Please note, though, that we also have seeds that can be just planted, harvested and eaten. These are the seeds that would be hard to save, e.g. carrot, which is a biennial.  

A chance to plant seeds in peat pots and bring them home for later placing in your garden.  We're hoping that lots of children get involved with this.  If you have a sunny window and are itching to plant something, this is for you. It certainly is way too early now to direct-seed anything outdoors.

Sign painting. If you haven't yet painted a sign to personalize your plot, this is your chance.  

We hope to see lots and lots of people on May 3rd, rain or shine. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tonight's workshops CANCELLED

Hello Everyone, 

It's messy out there and many people have been affected by floods and so we must re-schedule tonight's Cooking Local Workshop.

Yogurt - A Very Cultured Affair:  To be announced
Barley - More Than Just Soup: Wednesday April 23rd 
Gluten Freedom: Wednesday April 30th

Thank you
NBCHG Communication Team

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Calling all volunteers!

VOLUNTEER: GARDEN FEST 2014 Planning committee

This summer's 3rd Annual Garden Fest needs a special planning committee. The Saint Mary's Events Committee has scheduled the event for August 16, rain date August 23, and it will probably be held in Marysville.  
For those unlucky enough to have missed out on Garden Fest in the past, it's an outdoor musical festival, held for the last two years at St. Mary's Community Garden: a celebration of garden and community, featuring local performers.  A warm, cheerful celebration is what it's been, and we think we should continue the tradition.

If you would like to make yourself available for several meetings and a few hours of work between now and mid-August, contact Madeleine 


We need mentors to help and guide those in our group with limited or no experience with gardens.  We are planning to have mentorship days (four Sunday afternoons in May and June), and we also suggest that our volunteers wear their special identification (we are looking at getting pins or bandanas) whenever they are in the garden so people will know to come and ask questions.  If you have an area of specialty (e.g. square foot gardening, growing herbs...) or experience please let us know.

If you would like to be a mentor, contact Carol Muncer