YPN Community Gardens
YPN Community Gardens
Spring is in the air and we’re looking forward togetting out on site (when it’s not raining or snowing..). We have plots available for lease – $30 for the year – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Everyone welcome to join, so tell your neighbours and friends!
Also please mark your calendars for the following Vounteer Days where we will be following our planting schedule for the foodbank plots. As the maintenance of these plots are all done by volunteers we hope to see you out – even if you only have a few miuntes, we would love to see you! The Volunteer Days are also it’s a chance to help share your gardening expertise with the other gardeners – or learn from other gardeners!
Jenn & Andre
Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Despite a substantial harvest of home grown food from her small backyard garden, Courtney Simpson eagerly selected a sunny plot at the South End Garden when it opened last year.
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And just an FYI…there are still plots available for lease, $30 per year, email email@example.com if you’re interested!
Thank you to all who came out a couple Saturday’s ago. It was nice to see so much progress. I wanted to share with you some plans for the south end garden.
1) We want to start a regular volunteer work days at 4 on Wednesdays (gets dark at 5:45). Come any Wednesday you can make. Our goals are to finish the last beds and pretty up the site.
2) We are looking to do a grand opening BBQ on Friday March 2nd at 3pm. Start spreading the news, everyone welcome. Hoping to have members of the neighborhood in attendance.
3) We are still renting beds for $30 a year. If you talk to someone who might be interested please have them e-mail me. Alternatively the sign-up sheets will be available on Wednesdays.
Courtney is looking at what to plant for the food bank beds and we will discuss the plan for those beds next week at the Wednesday meeting/work day. Rob I think we need more soil and bark mulch so we should discuss the best way to get that.
Let me know if any more ideas or questions and hopefully see some of you this Wednesday.
Hello friends of the North and South Community Gardens!
I wanted to extend an invitation to you to help get the south end garden ready for winter. This coming Tuesday October 25th we are looking to assemble at the corner or Irwin and Needham at 3:30. There is some work to be done with the last of the harvesting and we also plan to build a compost bin. For those interested in being a part of the gardens for the 2012 growing year we will also discuss our next steps as a community garden.
Hope to see you there.
There’s still time to plant a garden this summer! And there are some beds still available at the South End Community Garden!
For the cost of only $30, you can rent one of these beds until Feb 2012. (in other words it will pay for itself many times over, especially if you like winter vegetables…:)
Contact the YPN to find out how:
Thanks to the Canucks’ last two games, the Open House for the South End YPN Community Garden has been rescheduled to Tuesday June 21nd 5-7pm.
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, June 15th from 5 – 7pm there is a ‘planting’ b-b-q at 256 Needham (behind R-U Computing) to start the growing of the community garden. Everyone is welcome – garden is open to all.
Nanaimo Young Professionals who are working so hard to get these community gardens going and bring people together are looking for ways to raise money. Please go to www.refresheverything.ca and click on the $25,000 and then go to ‘revitalize abandoned gas stations to turn them into community gardens…and ‘vote’
The winner is the one with the most votes and already in a week, they have gone from 53rd place to 26th. Please take a minute to help them out.
But not so great news on May 16.
Someone went into the green house and took all the vegetable plants Madilynn had started. She had about 40 pepper plants, 6 big tomato plants, 6 cucumbers and melons and 6 goji berries and even her gloves!