Garden Workshop

Transform your garden into an oasis of healing! Whether you seek a quiet place to relax or a tranquil space for prayer or meditation a healing garden can help to promote a sacred space or peace garden. Check out this one day event Saturday March 12, 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1107 Main Street West, Hamilton. To register call 905 527-0877. Cost 25.00 snacks and refreshments provided. Proceeds in support of the Healing Garden at Grace Lutheran Church. Interested? View poster below.

Bartonville Community Garden Season Wrap up

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!

Welcome Back Kids

Summer is about over when kids head back to school and return to the Kids in the Kitchen and Garden at Grace Lutheran Church. Excited kids were welcomed back on September 17. We visited with Toby, caught up on the summer,  made seed balls, picked tomatoes and beans and enjoyed a fresh local vegetable and fruit snack before heading back inside to class.

Working in the Teaching Garden

What a fabulous day on May 9 we had! Wonderful permaculture gardening information by Shawn followed by a half day working in the new permaculture teaching garden generously sponsored by a grant from RTO.  Interested? Join in next Saturday, May 16 followed by a garden style BBQ. Email acer_grisium@hotmail.com for your reservation.

Sprouting Seeds and Snacks

April 23 school children visited Grace Lutheran Church to learn how to sprout seeds indoors for the permaculture teaching garden, in progress.  Messy? Yes, but enjoyed by all. This was followed with  fresh baked pita flat bread chips and home made tomatoe and  vegetable salsa. Did you know that salsa means sauce? The best part? The healthy samples! Great time enjoyed by all!