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    Victoria Street Community Garden

    June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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    Link to Registration Form

    Link to 2019 VSG Welcome Pack

     

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve been meaning to send this email for a bit but have been swamped, apologies. Here are a few updates:
    • Water tanks – Andy has repaired them, and they should start filling with water when it rains on Tuesday! I had the tap on the building open today for those who caught the Facebook message, apologies for not getting it here, but my phone wouldn’t let me send an email to this list while I was out.
    • Beds – there are currently 5 beds remaining for this year if you know someone who still wants one, we’ll keep them available until this upcoming weekend. If you currently have one or two and would like an additional one, let me know
    • Food bank plots – Frances will be needing help maintaining these this year now that Kelly is gone. We have people signed up to weed and water 3 of the 8 food bank plots, if you’re up for looking after one, let me know – if you’re unable to attend the work party days, this might be another way for you to contribute
    • Next work party day – We’re going to get one more in this coming Saturday, and then take a break until later in the summer. It will be from 9-11am this coming Saturday and involve some of the following tasks, come have some fun and meet some other gardeners you may not be familiar with yet!
      • Clean up shed
      • Clean up around shed
      • Finish weeding rows, including fruit bushes
      • Add soil to planters
      • Fix bed Wilf used last year (available this year)
      • Weed, mix in compost, (possibly) seed empty beds
      • Replace wood screws with lag bolts in beds at back
    Thanks, let me know if you have any questions for the time being,
    Kendall

    May, 2019

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and watched some seedlings grow or read a gardening book while it’s rained, thundered or fogged outside. I have a few updates coming into this weekend.
    Roles
    • Isaac Weatherhead has agreed to look after tending the compost this year
    • Rachelle Snelgrove has offered to help as well, and likes the idea of heading up some events or workshops throughout the summer (she helped Shelley set up one on composting last year). So if there’s something you’d like to see happen, send your ideas to this email or get in contact with Rachelle.
    • Food Bank beds – Frances has said that what she really needs help with is weeding and watering the plots during the summer (and some help at harvest time), and thinks the best way is if people adopt a food bank plot to take care of once she’s planted them, so you’d weed and water the food bank plot at the same time you tend your own. We’ll be taking volunteers to tend the plots during registration on Saturday.
    Saturday – registration (9am-12pm) and first work day (10am-12pm)
    • You need to register (and pay) before you confirm and start work on your beds. You can either digitally fill and return to me or print off the registration form I sent last time (attached again), or fill it out Saturday morning. Payment can be done in cash or e-transferred to skkadatz@gmail.com.
    • The idea is that people can register and then tend to their own beds from 9-10am, and then we’ll tackle some of the initial projects for the rest of the morning. These include:
      • Moving bags of compost to all of the beds, spread out and lightly cultivate into empty and food bank beds. There’s one wheelbarrow on site, but maybe bring another one if you have one to make it go quicker
      • Move water bins against church building
      • Plant 5 clematis next to trellis in center
      • Rake/weed pathways
      • Moving and refilling old half-barrels for planting annuals in centre
      • Weed berry beds

    Mat has promised that there will be coffee and timbits on site to help fuel us through the morning, and he’ll be helping to organize the work

    Last note, we still have lots of beds available this year, so spread the word. Frances has put up some posters around town already, and will be putting a few more up, but let people know who you think might be interested.
    Thanks, see you Saturday, let me know if you have any questions,
    Kendall

     

    Hi everyone,

    A meeting was held this past Sunday with a few people who oversaw the garden last year, and a few willing to head up efforts this year. At this point, the team for this year is:
    Coordinators – Mat Rouleau, Kendall Kadatz
    Registration/Fees – Mat Rouleau, Kendall Kadatz
    Maintenance – Andy Kramer
    Food Bank beds – Frances, ??
    Composting – ??
    As you can see, there are still a couple of gaps to be filled, so let Mat or Kendall know if you’re interested in helping to head up Food Bank beds with Frances, or Composting.
    • Registration day and the first work day for the year will be Saturday, May 25. Registration will start at 9am, work day activities will start at 10am, and we’ll aim to end by noon (feel free to bring a snack to share).
    • If you want to register early and plant before May 25, feel free to confirm your plot(s) with Mat or Kendall, fill out the attached registration form, and get your payment into Kendall before you do so.
    • We’ll be purchasing some compost for beds this year, and the current plan is to get 4 bags of compost per bed, and to have it available for May 25, we’ll confirm that as soon as we can.
    • Also, the water bins need a bit of repair, but Andy is away for a few weeks, so he’ll repair them when he gets back and we’ll have to bring our own water until then (we’ll have the tap on during the day on May 25).
    • Currently, it looks like we’ll have between 10-15 beds available beyond what’s been spoken for already, so if you know someone who’s looking for a bed, pass this information on to them and connect them with Mat and Kendall.
    Thanks everyone, I hope your seedlings are taking off for you, see you all in a couple of weeks.
    Kendall

     

     

     

    April, 2019

    Hi Fellow Gardeners!

    With exception to the last couple of days it has been feeling more spring-like. I’m sure some of you have some seedlings going already and before long we’ll be getting ready to plant! So, it’s time to start getting the garden organized for the year.

    While official registration will still be a month away, we do want to get the Garden team organized for this year. We wish everyone to help out in the garden during the season and it takes a small team to keep things organized (you can see some of the roles in our welcome pack). Let me know if you have any interest in being part of this year’s team. We will being setting up a pre-season meeting in late April or early May, in which we can see what’s in store for our garden and the team for the year as well as get to know each other a bit more!

    Many of you expressed interest in carrying over your beds into next year. If you didn’t do this in the fall but wish to now, please respond to this email and we’ll make a note as we get ready for registration. We always try to give last year’s gardeners choice to keep their two primary plots for the following year.

    Looking forward to seeing what this next season brings!

    Raymond,

    Vic Street Garden vicstreetgarden@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi Gardeners!

    It’s been so good to be getting some of the fruit of our labours in the past month! It seems to be a great year for beans, beets and many other things. Each season is a little different as we try new things out and work with the weather – I hope you all have been having some successes :
    I have a few updates for mid August:
    First, a reminder that this Saturday, August 18th we’ll be hosting Master Composter John Castell for a workshop on how to compost and different methods to do so – come and learn how and ask questions. Anyone is welcome! This will take place at the St. Croix Vineyard building beside the garden and will be from 10:30am-12pm. (I’ve attached the poster for more details)
    Second, the following Saturday, August 25th, at 10am we’ll have a Community Garden work party. We have supplies for building a trellis by the south bench which we will start putting together. There’s also some path and bed maintenance that is needed around the garden. If you haven’t had a chance to join in please come out and help keep our garden healthy and beautiful!
    Thanks all for making the garden such a good space. Don’t forget to keep your paths clear and weeded, and please let us know right away if you encounter any issues.
    Happy gardening,
    Raymond

    Details

    Date:
    June 15
    Time:
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Venue

    Victoria Street Garden
    32 Victoria Street
    St. Stephen, NB E3L 2R6 Canada
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    Website:
    www.scvine.com