Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Helping Gardens across the Globe

World Vision is a faith-based (Christian) humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Norma found that World Vision offers opportunities to support the development of gardens in countries around the world. For example for 35 dollars, you can purchase an agricultural pack for a hungry family that includes seeds, tools and training so that they can grow healthy food. Check out the World Vision website or contact Norma at the next meeting for a group donation or for more information.

Planning for 2010

With the days getting shorter, and the wind getting colder - are we thinking about Spring planting already? Sure we are! Our first planning meeting for 2010 was held last week at the City of Pickering. Those in attendance learned from Carolyn about a number of opportunities to help out at the garden - and Garden Angels were born! Individual gardeners can sign up as caretakers (or should we say "worker bees") of one small aspect of the garden: from tending common beds, to making sure extra produce goes to the food bank, to planning events. There is plenty of opportunity to use your skills and talents. If you want to know more about the volunteer jobs available or have an idea for a new job - contact Carolyn. Check out the Garden Angel contact list below.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Phase II

If you haven't been over to Phase II yet to check out the amazing structures and strategies there, it's worth the short trip!