September 16, 2018 Update

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What a busy fall already!  We have held 2 work parties and hope to have a couple more in October, dates yet to be announced.

The first, Saturday September 9, about 16 gardeners gathered to work on communal gardens and the compost boxes.  Gardening progressWe planted 7 Haskap berry plants (http://haskapberries.com/haskap/what-is-haskap), 2 Siberian Ginseng trees (not related to the ginseng plant), an apple tree, and a pear tree.  We also started our wooden compost boxes.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know other gardeners and share a few laughs.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday September 16 turned out cold and rainy, and only 4 courageous (crazy?) people braved the weather to work in the garden.  A couple of hours were spent on the compost boxes and planting some donated strawberries in the communal garden.   Glad to get some work done, but it was cold!

This past week was the garden’s first donation of fresh produce to “The Living Edge” market.  We picked about 5 lbs of green beans from our 4′ by 18′ garden plot.  Not bad, when you consider the seeds weren’t even planted until late July!  We are looking for people to help with the Friday morning harvesting and delivery of the veggies from our community garden (just 2 plots) to the Langford site near Veteran’s Parkway and Goldstream Ave.  Please email me if you have time even just once a month to help out, or would like to donate some of your own harvest to this very worthy project.  Find out more here  https://livingedge.ngo/neighbourhood-market/.

One final piece of news – our Annual Pot Luck and General Meeting will be held Saturday October 27, 2018.  All members should have received an invitation via email.  If you haven’t, please email me.

That’s it for now!  You can email us at colwoodgardensociety@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ColwoodGardenSociety/?ref=bookmarks

 

 

 

 

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A New Herb Garden! August 8, 2018

What a glorious summer for our garden vegetables!  Regular watering and hot, sunny days, and our plants are as happy as can be.

Happy plants! Image credit Barbara Sibbald

Have you been to the garden recently?  In July, Gail Hook, one our garden volunteers, directed a group of campers from Juan de Fuca Out and About Summer Camp, in creating a Spiral Herb Garden!

The kids collected stones, built the garden, and then planted several herbs to be used by the Colwood Community Garden Community.

 

Thank you Gail and and campers!!