Every Tuesday morning this summer a small, but dedicated group of Nanoose residents has been working faithfully to prepare the NCS Canada150 Community Garden for planting. Once ready, clients and volunteers will plant fall vegetables for a small harvest late in the year. Next Spring we’ll be able to prepare the garden for a bountiful harvest throughout the summer.
On the grounds of the Nanoose Bay Elementary School, the garden has been used by teachers to give their students the experience of planting quick growing vegetables in the Spring and seeing (and eating) the results just before they leave for summer holidays.
Unfortunately, many of the beds were not used by the students and the weeds and grass had grown up not only in the raised beds but in the paths between them. Perennials need staking and/or moving to more appropriate places to encourage growth.
We’ve also had much-appreciated assistance from Brian at Northwest Bay Nursery and some of his wonderful workers.
Now that the majority of weeds are gone from the beds and the paths are clear, it is time to increase the beds by linking some together and to add more raised beds around the circumference of the garden. We will then install landscaping fabric along the paths and cover it with bark.
More hands, the less work. One hour a week is all that is needed – and it’s actually enjoyable! If you are interested in working with us to provide a space for clients to create their own garden and to plant a cooperative space that will result in fresh produce for less able clients – please complete the following form.
For background on the garden and our benefactor, please click HERE.
Come “play” in the garden with us! We’re there on Wednesday mornings at 9am. In doing so, you’ll help provide a space for clients to create their own garden and the cooperative space will result in fresh produce for our less able clients. Please fill out the form below.
[contact-form to=”email@example.com” subject=”Community Garden volunteer”][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Phone number” type=”textarea”][/contact-form]