Fall 2013
Volume 19, Issue 6 - October, 2013
Yellowknife Community Garden Collective
In this Newsletter:

Garden Cleanup
Trails End Garden building
New Board members needed
Fifth Annual Fall Harvest Fair
Fall cleanup reminder
Donations reminder
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It's fall and cleanup time is here!
Weledeh Site Four garden is having a work bee on Sunday September 29th at 12 pm.The more the merrier (and quicker).
A few of the tasks will be:
1) moving the compost to the city composters
2) clearing out all the plots that have not been dealt with
3) cleaning and organizing the shed and adding a new lock system
4) organizing the irrigation system - colour coding the pipes and putting it away for the winter
With enough volunteers we should be able to get this done just a few short hours. See you Sunday!

You could email Caihla MacCuish to let her know that you will help.
Trails End Community Garden Build this weekend!

A group of neighbours is building a community garden at the corner of Trails End and 43rd St. (Niven Drive)! We are looking for extra hands to come and help us assemble our raised garden beds on Saturday and Sunday September 28 and 29 from 10am-4pm each day. We will provide snacks and warm beverages (if it's cold). Come and learn about our project while helping us get it off the ground (literally!).

For more information contact Jenn:  873.8537
New Board Members needed:
The YCGC Board is looking for a few good members to join our board this fall.Gardening experience and/or knowledge is not required! However, it can be a great way to learn more about gardening. The garden board meets approximately once per month, and a variety of positions are available.

A description of the various roles can be found here.

If you have questions about specific positions, or would like more information about what it entails, please contact
Fifth Annual Fall Harvest Fair-Saturday, September 14, 2013-Northern United Place:
The annual Yellowknife Fall Harvest Fair was held on September 14th, 2013. In the afternoon workshops were held on wild food harvesting and canning, and two slide shows were presented on food production in Mongolia and Greenland. In the evening, over 50 people gathered for a community potluck bringing with them their largest, funniest, and tastiest harvested fruits and vegetables to display for the annual fun competition. 
A big thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers for their energy, enthusiasm and dedication!!  It wouldn't have happened without you!
Special thanks to volunteers Peggy, Rachelle and Christine B. for all of their work organizing the evening activities, to Cat McGurk, Fred Sangris, Mary Kelly, Lone Sorensen and Dave Taylor for their time and energy to prepare, facilitate and present workshops/presentations, and to the following people for their help throughout the day:
Elizabeth, Joyce, Tracey, Nick, Mikaela, Caihla, Jeremy, Jackie, Ann, Vicky, Daniel, France, Doug, Tasha and others!!
Thanks everyone for your participation!
Happy Fall days!
Garden Cleanup:
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. 

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. 


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. 

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.

Site Managers:

Woolgar Site 1&2 Dave Taylor 
Old Town Site 3 Christina Vernon  and Ann Peters 
Weledeh Site 4 Caihla MacCuish  and Lara Mountain
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