Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AGM and Volunteer Appreciation

Annual General Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation PotluckDate: Friday, 21 November 2014 
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM 
Location: St. Mary's Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy Street

AGM at 6PM & Potluck supper at 6:30PM

Join us as we review the accomplishments of NBCHG and celebrate our wonderful volunteers with a ceremony and potluck.

The AGM is your opportunity as an active member to make decisions about the future of our organization. We will review this past year’s work and achievements and elect our new executive.

The Nominating Committee is looking for persons who have interests or experience in Fund Sourcing, Membership, Workshops or Events to bolster our board. You can submit a nomination in advance by email, or at the AGM. For more information, send an email to info@nbchg.org

We’re also celebrating our amazing volunteers with a potluck supper.

We’d like you to bring a favorite dish to share so that we can raise our glasses (and plates) to people whose hard work have made us into the NBCHG we are today.

Bring a dish to share!

Use healthy local food, if you can!

Remember to label the ingredients in your dishes!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sign up for Maintenance at St. Mary's Community Garden

Hi everyone, 

I have emailed a sign-up sheet to make signing up for various maintenance tasks easy (I hope). If you need detailed directions for a task you sign up for (like compost crew), feel free to contact me.   I tried to make it simple and hope we can fill in the slots quickly. 

Don’t forget this Saturday from 1-4 is our maintenance day for June.  We will carry on rain or shine, come one, come all, invite your friends or family to join in.  Don’t forget to dress for the weather.  And bring drinks and snacks, if the weather if half decent, we can share.   I hope to plant veggies in our community beds, move the compost, and work on weeding the walk ways and turn the compost piles.  It is a good opportunity to meet other garden members and talk with a mentor if you have any questions. 

CLICK HERE to sign up. 

Thanks and see you Saturday,

Carol Muncer
Garden Coordinator 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FROST WARNING, Plant Swap and Marysville Maintenance Day

There is a frost warning for tonight (May 28th.) If you have tomato or pepper plants in please cover them up! A sheet or plastic will protect them from frost, use stakes so whatever you use does not put too much pressure on the new plants. For more information see here.

PLANT SWAP: On Saturday, May 31, 8:00 to noon, Saint Mary's Church is having their annual indoor yard sale, and we gardeners are going to be represented with a plant swap/giveaway table.  
You are definitely going to want to check this event out.  The church's big, beautiful yard sale is always worth going to, and the plant table will give you an additional reason to go. If you have surplus vegetable or flower seedlings, houseplants, etc., please bring them to the church on Friday, May 30, between noon and 6pm, and leave them on the garden table. (Or under it, if it's filled up).  
You might also choose to contribute some plants to the church to sell. Don't forget to water your plants if appropriate, as they might be there for the better part of 24 hours.

MARYSVILLE COMMUNITY GARDEN: You are all invited to come check out Marysville Community Garden (20 McGloin st.) this Saturday from 10am-1pm. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Newsletter and workshop update

Hello everyone,

Please take a look at the Newsletter that our wonderful garden coordinator, Carol Muncer has made. NEWSLETTER

There was some confusion on the dates of our workshops as we had to cancel one. Gluten Freedom was held this week and will not be held next week. Here is the updates schedule:

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

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