Launch Party – June 23rd

Big thanks to everyone that attended the official launch party of the Common Ground Community Garden.  In attendance and making speeches were representatives from all the groups that made the garden possible.  We heard from Encana, who were very generous with a donation that allowed the garden to be built, from the city who donate the soil and mulch for the garden, the Library Foundation who arranged all of the foundation and from Lorisa who spoke for the Garden Society and all the gardeners.

The library arranged games and events for all of the children in attendance and they were very entertained with rock and water jug painting, pinatas, and jelly bean races.  Sarah entertained with her guitar during story time in the reading area and snacks and refreshments were enjoyed by all.  Below are some pictures.  If you would like to have your pictures from the event included, please send them in.

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Garden Angel Schedule

The Garden Angel Schedule has been added to the Google Calendar on the sidebar.  To open up the calendar, click on the + Google button in the lower right corner of the calendar.  E-mail reminders have been set up for the first few people scheduled.  Please let me know if this is not working.

June 6th Meeting Minutes

Our meeting began at 7 pm on June 6th.

The watering situation was addressed and the following solutions have been implemented:

  1. The hose bibs in the shrubbery will be turned on during library hours for watering.
  2. The garden angel will keep the rain barrels full for after hour watering – this is important on the weekends especially, as the library will be closed on Sundays.
  3. Garden angels will also make sure the shrubbery along the side of the library and the grass in the seating area is watered.
  4. If you are going away on vacation please post a “PLEASE WATER” sign on your plot so that the garden angel can water your plants.

Most of our meeting focused on the “grand opening and dedication” of our garden – on Saturday, June 23, at 1 pm.

This will be attended by Encana officials, as well as our mayor, alderman and MLA.

We will be making milk jug watering cans – these can be dropped off at Lisa’s house, 103 Sinclair Cres.

These are the possible activities and the people taking responsibility for them:

  • Sign painting: Jan
  • Pinata: Darcy and Rob
  • Bocci Balls and Badminton: Chris and Nicole
  • Rock Painting: Sarah
  • Jelly Bean Race: Chris and Nicole

While the formalities will start at 1 pm, the rest of the afternoon will be more informal.  Feel free to bring squares, fruit etc.

A meeting has been called for Thursday, June 14th to finalize plans for this event.

Planting Day – June 2

Many people came out to plant seeds and seedlings this weekend.  The gathering area beds were completed and will be used as communal herb, flower, and strawberry beds this year.  Another great team effort by folks moving soil, mulch, constructing beds, filling water barrels, and enjoying the slightly cooler temperatures.