Events

April and May Work Projects

Fruit Pruning and Maintenance

When: Saturday April 6, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 noon AND Saturday April 13, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 noon
Location: Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, next to 34 Parkview Avenue, John McKenzie House
Your contacts: Joan and Michel

We will be pruning our raspberries and cleaning up our strawberry patch to help this summer’s fruit harvest. You must wear long sleeves, long pants and closed shoes (e.g. rubber boots, running shoes) for this work. Baseball caps are also helpful. If you have gardening gloves, please bring them along otherwise we will provide. We will provide the tools. This project will not be suitable for children but we have other activities such as raking leaves that might interest them, if supervised by parents.

Garden Bed Preparation

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 Noon and Sunday April 28, 2019 from 2 PM – 4 PM
Location: Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, next to 34 Parkview Avenue, John McKenzie House
Your contact: Nan

We will be digging up some new beds and doing general cleanup of large weeds. Please wear rubber boots or closed shoes such as running shoes. If you have heavier gardening gloves please bring them along, otherwise we will provide. We will provide all tools. This activity is best suited for ages 12 yrs+.

Planting Days

When: Saturday May 11 10 AM – 12 noon AND Saturday May 18 10 AM – 12 Noon AND Saturday May 25 10 AM – 12 Noon
Location: Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, next to 34 Parkview Avenue, John McKenzie House

We will be planting our seeds and seedlings over the course of several Saturdays, starting with our cool weather crops such as peas and spinach, and ending with our warm weather crops such as peppers. Ideal activity for new and returning volunteers and also for families with children 4 yrs+. If it is warm out, please bring some drinking water.

Volunteer Work Shifts

The day-to-day maintenance of the garden (weeding, watering, staking, harvesting, etc.) is managed by volunteers working in teams.  The weekly work groups start June 5, 2019 and are as follows:

Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Sundays 9 AM – 11 AM

Sales Days

Harvested vegetables and herbs are sold to the public from a cart in the garden.  The weekly sales times starting mid-June 2019 and ending October 22, 2019 are as follows:

  • Wednesdays >> 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturdays >> 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

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