As the gardening season comes to a close, the Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for a tremendous season! With winter just around the corner, we haven't much time or warm weather to put everything in order, so one last reminder for gardeners who haven't already done so, to tidy up their plot before the end of season.
As a minimum, you should remove all vegetation and decorations from your plot. It is a great time to dig out all the roots of weeds that may have become established over the summer. You might also consider adding compost or other organic fertilizers at this time.
The water will be shut off at the sites within a few days. The water lines need to be drained and at Weledeh the drip lines will be stored in the shed.
Please look around your garden and cut the grass, pick up the garbage, clean out the shed, dispose of broken tools, let your site manager know about any issues that should be looked into. At site 1 & 2 please empty the compost bins. the pallets will be removed to the dump next week and they need to be emptied first.
Thank you for being part of a great garden season,we look forward to seeing you at the fall harvest fair on Saturday.
Fifth Annual Fall Harvest Fair-Saturday, September 14, 2013-Northern United Place:
Join us in celebrating local food production and in sharing the delights, learningâ€™s, adventures and tastes of this year's garden season. It's time for the annual fall harvest fair, coming up Saturday, September 14 at Northern United Place.
Fair Events Include:
- Wild harvest workshop, A nature walk with Fred Sangris, Harvest more than your garden! - 12 PM-2 PM
- Canning workshop with Dave Taylor, A hands-on workshop on preserving the harvest! - 2 PM-4 PM
- Exploring local food production in Greenland and Mongolia with Lone Sorensen and Mary Kelly - 4 PM-5 PM
- Fall harvest fair competition - bring your funniest, wackiest, biggest veggies, flower arrangements and canning, to be judged by our team of surprise local celebrity judges! - 5 PM-6 PM
- Community potluck supper and fall harvest fair winners announced, The community potluck supper focuses on locally grown and harvested food. Please bring along a dish that includes food that you have harvested or grown locally if you can! This is the perfect time to show off your amazing produce. - 6 PM-9 PM
6 to 8 volunteers are required to help set up tables, chairs and display areas for the fall fair throughout the day. Please contact Christine Barker at 445-5001 if you're able to help out.
The fall fair is a wonderful time to finish off a great gardening season, share success stories, delicious food and ideas on improving things for next year. We hope to see everyone there!
Finally, we would like to remind all gardeners that 25% of produce (from site 1, 2 and 3) must be donated. Funding for the garden sites, as well as affordable access to land are made possible because of this charitable arrangement. Therefore it's extremely important that each gardener upholds their end of the bargain and donates and records a share of their produce. Feel free to follow up your site manager for clarification. There are still at least 10 plots at each of the gardens that have not recorded donations this year.
Donations can be made to the organizations listed on the sheet in the shed.
Donations can be recorded on sheet in the shed or on the web form.