Another growing season is coming to a close, and it’s time to think about cleaning up the garden for the winter. We need to harvest any remaining vegetables, pull plants out of the garden, compost them, and prepare the soil for the winter. We’ve had some challenges this year due to drought and hot temperatures, but thanks to your help, we’ve had a pretty great year.
Note to students: This will be your last opportunity of the year to earn community service hours in the garden.
This year, we are going to dispense with our usual pot luck lunch in order to concentrate on getting all of the work done. And, instead of just one day, we are going to do cleanup work on two successive Saturdays. We will not have access to the carriage house this year for the washroom or hand cleaning. Please join us at Parkview Neighbourhood Garden for a Fall Garden Clean-up. We need your help to prepare the garden for winter.
Date – Saturday, October 22nd, and Saturday, October 29
Time – 10:00 to 12:30 (or later)
Location – Parkview Neighbourhood Garden (134 Parkview Ave., beside MacKenzie House)
If you wish, you may bring snacks or a lunch if you want to stay a littler longer.
Please dress for the weather, bring gardening gloves if you have them, and wear boots or old shoes. We will supply the gardening tools. We also need your leaves and lawn clippings, if you have them. We’ll use them to make a blanket over the garden, and till into the soil to enrich it. Families are welcome. This is typically a fun day, and a nice way to enjoy the fall weather before winter sets in. Once again this year we will be donating our leftover produce to the Community Share Food Bank, so that nothing goes to waste. We’ll need to harvest all the remaining produce for this worthy organization to pick up.
We hope to see all of you on the 22nd and/or the 29th!
Parkview Neighbourhood Garden