Sharing Garden Update – May 2015

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The garden after two work parties. Shed is almost completed. The garden beds are waiting for dirt!

herb spiral

The herb spiral. Constructed from a load of donated bricks (thank you Lauren Gorgounis) and awaiting a load of dirt – this spiral will be planted with herbs.

So far there have been two well-attended work parties at the Sharing Garden. the garden beds have been built and are waiting to be levelled and filled with dirt. The herb spiral is complete. The shed is coming together. Many loads of mulch have been spread and the blackberry bushes removed. Everyone can volunteer – we have jobs for all ages. If you aren’t feeling physically strong, stop by and drop off some food or drinks for the workers, or take photos, or just drop by and chat and donate your gardening know-how. We will shortly be needing people to help with planting and watering. Kids are especially welcome – they really seem to enjoy working (and playing with their friends). The next work party is Saturday May 23rd from 9:30 – 4:00 pm (stop by when you can, no need to stay for the full day). Future dates are June 13, July 11 and August 15th.

For more info, or to volunteer contact blueridgesharinggarden [at] gmail [dot] com or join our Facebook group. We are looking for donations of: food/drinks (on work party days), pavers and bricks, garden soil (lots – like we’re talking about 50 yards worth), garden tools, wood (only non-treated lumber) and bird feeders/houses. If you put your email onto the Sharing Garden contact list and haven’t heard back – please email us (some addresses have bounced back to us).

Thank you to everyone who has made the Sharing Garden possible. In no particular order: Miura Property Services, Lynn Valley Lions, North Shore Rotary Club, Ruth Hanson, Colin Hall, Courtenay Fraitzl, District of North Vancouver, Cultivate Projects, Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver Coastal Health, Blueridge Community Association, Burley Brothers, Colleen Mah and most importantly – all of the volunteers who have come out to work at the site (and donate materials).

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