April 27th Workday is a Go! – (Come learn about cold frames, too!)

The weather looks relatively good tomorrow, so we will be meeting to finish up tasks around the garden. Here is the agenda:

 9:30. Assemble in church undercroft (south side of church off 12 St NW)
to pick up bed deposit/rental receipts (and pay these if not paid already), pick up name label, and have a task assigned
10:00 Work time (bottled water will be provided)
12:15 Refreshments: sandwiches, juice, tea, coffee
13:00 Continue with tasks
14:30 Wrap up, tidy undercroft
We hope you can make it! Remember, garden members do have to come to at least one of the workdays in order to keep your bed for next year. If you can’t make it, you need to send someone in your place. If you have already attended last week’s workday, you are more than welcome to come tomorrow as well.
As a bonus, one of our gardeners will be telling us about the cold frame that she built for her bed, and how it has really helped extend her garden season. This will be a great opportunity to check it and ask questions, don’t miss it!

April 20 Workday a Success – Thank You, Everyone!

Despite the chilly weather and grey skies, we had a great turnout on our first workday of 2013. We moved 4 cubic yards of compost into the beds, set up our water barrels, and got a good start on come construction projects.

Thank you to some of our St. Barnabas friends who provided treats to go with our tea & coffee.

Our next workday is coming up quickly. It will be this Saturday, April 27th. The committee will send out another email letting you know what’s on the agenda. Please remember that you do need to attend at least one workday as part of your garden membership, or you need to send someone in your place.

See you this Saturday!Apr20BuildDay

Saving Seeds for the Future

Our friends in the Community Gardens Resource Network have a special event this Friday. Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds will be speaking about saving our seeds. This is an incredibly valuable skill that not only saves us money as gardeners, but helps built a bank of genetic diversity for future generations. Not to be missed!