Category Archives: Spotlight On Volunteers

Winter image of garden

New Season!

Our Leadership team and specialty teams have already begun to prepare for the 2023 season. We will start volunteer work events in April.  Stay tuned for more information.

Leaves spread on garden beds for winter

End of 2022 Season

Our last volunteer event in the garden was October 30, 2022.  We harvested our remaining jerusalem artichokes and prepared our garlic for fall planting.  We ended with a celebration pot…

Dianne McIntyre

Farewell, Dianne McIntyre

On June 17, 2022, we lost a member of the Parkview Neighbourhood Garden. Today, we celebrate Dianne McIntyre’s life and contributions. Her many loving friends will remember Dianne for her…

Gardening in the desert

Gardening in the Desert

By Sushila Tellis, Parkview Neighbourhood Garden Volunteer I watched my dad gardening, planting vegetables from seed, and growing flower plants. You could say what’s so unusual about this? It was…

Keep 2m apart

How the Pandemic Affected PNG

By: Nan Davey The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges to PNG.  To begin with, the 2020 season got a late start.  The stable (our toolshed) was marked with a notice…

Joan Steele

Remembering Joan Steele

By: Nan Davey Two years ago this month, we lost a friend and loyal volunteer to cancer.  Her name was Joan Steele. Joan was an experienced and dependable volunteer.  I…


Soil as Gold (Compost)

 Paul has been hard at work rehabilitating our aging 6 bin compost system, built when the garden was founded, and Michel and Johnny have been regularly feeding and turning food…

Painted stones and plant markers Spring 2021

Can You Spot the Art?

Our volunteers will be hard at work in May, weeding and preparing beds to start the cycle of food production for the vulnerable families we support. Hopefully, lockdown will end…

Volunteer holding empty basket

Remote Volunteering Opportunities

We have some remote volunteer opportunities available.  Due to physical distancing and hygiene requirements, we will not be tracking or signing off on any community service hours this year.   REMOTE:  Arts and…

Food for Butterflies

These monarch butterflies were rescued and fed on milkweed from our garden, They were released back into the wild in September 2020 and should be able to make it back…