What a great day. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the volunteers who made this day possible. The site is now such a huge improvement over what was there before (blackberries, garbage and bags and bags of dog poop). The neighbourhood is a better place for the Sharing Garden. There was such a sense of community – of how much can be accomplished when many, many people pull together. So many kids came out to help too which was wonderful. One child even said (of spreading mulch) “this is more fun than Minecraft”. Don’t worry if you missed out – there will be more work parties (the next one is Saturday May 2 from 9:30 – 4 – come by when you can) and volunteers are needed for the planting, watering and weeding once the garden is up and running. To volunteer, contact us at blueridgesharinggarden [at] gmail [dot] com.
There are too many people to thank individually, but here is a shout out to:
Colin Hall for the Tim Hortons coffee, donuts, and muffins
Ruth Hanson for the Fruit basket, Bottled water, and Delicious cookies
The girls who brought much needed lemonade and watermelon.
Rotary Club of North Vancouver – who brought lots of volunteers and worked tirelessly all day (and donated $2000)
Cultivate Projects – the non-profit organization that is spearheading this project who organized all of the logistics and really made this garden a reality
Windsor Interact Club – teenagers from Windsor Secondary School who came out to volunteer