Those eagerly waiting for spring, those who love to eat, those who are serious of the environment and garden lovers of all kind gathered Saturday February 6 at McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road for the popular annual seed and garden exchange. Lots of people just kept coming into the lovely glass ceiling atrium to enjoy the event. Great seed, garden and food prep information, lots of fresh grown food, seminars, kids activity corner and the ever popular seed exchange attracted people and kids of all ages. What a fabulous event! We answered questions, distributed material and had a grand time. Did not get to the event this year? Not too early to add to your next year calendar! See you there!
To say it has been a grand gardening year is indeed an understatement. It has been the best year to date with lots of abundant produce for our food programs and for sharing with our neighbours and food banks. The most fantastic kale, several varieties of chard, fabulous blight free varieties of orange, yellow and red tomatoes, great cabbage, herbs, garlic and zucchini. All in all a fabulous year enjoyed by the volunteer gardeners, plot holders and summer interns. We are busy planning for the next season and it begins with Seedy Saturday February 6, 2016 at the McMaster Innovation Park. Look for us, we hope to see you there!
Bartonville Neighbourhood Community Garden and Urban Orchard enjoy the benefits of a long hot summer. Fruits and vegetables are abundant and used in our summer food program. Perhaps you visited or ate with us! Excess produce is donated to local food programs for kids and families. Harvest of squash and apples has begun. Want to help? Call 905 549 5550, Faith Lutheran Church, or email email@example.com. All welcome!
Good weather on April 25 sends gardeners out to the garden and church gardeners are no exception with time spent on Saturday renovating the front garden bed at Grace Lutheran Church. What a great spot for contemplation on such a lovely day!
Interested Bartonville Neighbourhood Community Garden people gathered at Faith Lutheran Church on April 18, enjoyed a light lunch and welcomed Permaculture speaker Shawn McCarty. While mixing food with fun and fundamentals we were engaged to strengthen the connection between earth and food production through permaculture. Interested? Up coming Workshops
May 9 and May 16, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Introduction to Permaculture cost $30.00 each or $50.00 for two workshops. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org subsidies are available.
May 9: Natures Patterns
May 16: Ecological Design
Where: Grace Lutheran Church, 1107 Main Street West, Hamilton 905 527-0877 or email@example.com
Six volunteers on February 28 were available at Seedy Saturday to offer information on the Good Food Box, Permaculture Teaching Gardens, Hot Lunch Club, Cooking Classes and Community Gardens. Experts were able to answer questions on the subject of nutrition and food preparation and what to plant in your garden and when. We ran out of handouts, the visitors just kept coming and it was a fabulous event open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. See you next year!