Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: St. Mary's Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy Street
AGM at 6PM & Potluck supper at 6:30PM
Join us as we review the accomplishments of NBCHG and celebrate our wonderful volunteers with a ceremony and potluck.
The AGM is your opportunity as an active member to make decisions about the future of our organization. We will review this past year’s work and achievements and elect our new executive.
The Nominating Committee is looking for persons who have interests or experience in Fund Sourcing, Membership, Workshops or Events to bolster our board. You can submit a nomination in advance by email, or at the AGM. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re also celebrating our amazing volunteers with a potluck supper.
We’d like you to bring a favorite dish to share so that we can raise our glasses (and plates) to people whose hard work have made us into the NBCHG we are today.
Bring a dish to share!
Use healthy local food, if you can!
Remember to label the ingredients in your dishes!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The first thing is to clear out the past year’s waste – especially after all the rot, fungus and blight problems we have had this year – These MUST GO ( and not even into the compost – they are to be put in the trash), as you do NOT want to infect next year’s growth. Clear around perennials and clear under trees. Plants and weeds without disease go into the compost.
Secondly dig in any or all of the following amendments (mixed together):
Well rotted manure – preferably horse, chicken or cow and/ or Leaves and Compost from your hot compost bin/pile
CHECK pH (you can get a test from the co-op or skip this step):
Add Sulphur or Lime – if you find your pH is too low or too high ( acid or alkaline )
NOTE: If you are not putting in a green cover crop (see below) until the spring or have left it a bit too late to plant now (start in early Fall), leave enough of the above amendments to layer on top of the bed especially if not completely rotted yet. Frost and snow break down the last few strands, leaves etc., so that it is ready for the next spring.
Layering on top is important as it will stop any weeds from growing, will help cut down the ultimate deep freezing of the soil and will create worm space. Worms are vitally important.
Suggested layers :
Direct onto the ground – newspaper in strips- try to use non-shiny, non -coloured paper as far as possible – worms can be affected by the chemicals in highly coloured papers. Make sure that all the soil is covered.
Next layer –leaves, compost and manure – I tend to mix the whole lot up (if and when I have it) as you are going to have to mix it all when you dig it in, in the spring. If you can lay your hands on enough, make it at least 6 inches deep, and make sure you cover the paper completely.
Finally a layer of wetted leaves( so they don’t blow away) or even a layer of horticultural fleece.
GREEN COVER CROPS:
If you went the green cover crop route, and you want to dig it in now, dig it in to a depth of 5-6 inches deep and then layer on top of it. If you want to leave it over winter and there are few fall planted green manures that will last the blast of 25 below, then just cover it over with something like straw. Don’t use hay – there are too many weeds and seeds in it , especially this year.
Green Cover crops: Winter wheat or rye, Buckwheat - A quickly maturing plant, buckwheat bushes out fast and produces a prodigious amount of biomass, creating a ground canopy that chokes out weeds (which rob other crops of nutrition).
Check out our website for more information: http://www.nbchg.org/category/gardening-tips/preparing-for-winter/#sthash.nlYUYXIT.dpbs
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Every Saturday from 10am -1pm Heather will be up in the garden to lead our maintenance days. We will need lots of help keeping the Market Garden growing as well as laying down the rest of the cardboard and wood chips. Please attend a maintenance day.
You can now find us at the Northside Market every Saturday from 10am- 4pm. Stop by our booth, support NB Community Harvest Gardens and take home some fresh veggies. All vegetables are by donation.
If you have extra produce from your plot to donate that would otherwise go to waste you can leave it for pickup Saturday mornings under the picnic table.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Click here for more information on cucumber beetles
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
If you want to move compost please move it directly onto the Market Garden plot or into your own plot, not the ready to use bin. This year our Market garden is set up in 2 ft rows. We are experimenting with a technique called SPIN (Small plot intensive) Gardening. If you are up in the garden and looking for work to do cardboard/ woodchips need to be put on the paths and the market plot needs compost worked into the 2 ft rows.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
- General update
- soil amendments
- Market plot volunteers/planning committee
- Child discovery plot
- Maintenance days
- Add more days?
- Volunteer to lead a maintenance day
- Potluck/ Social gathering/ Plant swap
- Date and location
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Our compost bins are ready to use. Please add all garden waste (no compost from home!) into the bin on the left. If you are up in the garden and would like to do some general maintenance we are trying to get all the compost in front of the bins moved into the left side bin.
Friday, May 30, 2014
After the yard sale you can head up to Marysville Community Garden for our Open Garden Day from 10am-1pm.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This weekend we are having an open garden day! Bring your friends and come work on the community plots or pathways. Hope to see you all there!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
*Click on the pictures to see them larger.
Step 1: Dig, dig, dig! Make your pathway level with the ground. Pathways should be 2 feet wide, garden beds should be 4 feet wide (we use string for a guide.)
Step 3: Pile on the wood chips
Step 4 (optional): Box in your plots. Make sure you do them to size (4ftx8ft or 4ftx16ft) use untreated lumber. Cedar or hemlock is ideal for outdoor use. If interested in a workshop on this please let me know at email@example.com and we will see about setting one up asap. Approx. cost is $30.
What NOT to do:
- Do not lay down just wood chips without cardboard
- Do not lay down cardboard and wood chips onto raised area, dig to make it level with ground
- Do not fold edges of cardboard up
This is not an official maintenance day but I will be up in the garden today (Saturday, May 17th) from 10am-1pm to mark out plots, put down wood chips and work on the community plot. Feel free to stop in and join! We have a white board in the shed now, it has information on what general maintenance needs to be done around the garden. If you come up on your own and want to work grab a job off that board.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
There were more out who did not make it into the picture. Huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out on this rainy Saturday. (click on the picture to enlarge)
If you have any questions about where your plot is or orientations please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 292-7646.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
We will also be holding orientations for new members. If you are on the waitlist you DO have a plot. Please attend orientation this Saturday, orientations will start at 9:45am. If you cannot make this time please contact me and we can arrange another time. You will not be assigned your plot number until you complete an in garden orientation.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Just wanted to confirm that tonight's "Healthy Soil, Less Toil" gardening workshop is still on, despite the recent snowfall.
Our presenter, Alison Juta will show you how good soil is more than just dirt!
Come join us tonight, Thursday, March 20th at 7PM at St. Mary's Anglican Church - 780 McEvoy Street in Fredericton.
Cost of the workshop is $10 for non-members or included in your 2014 NBCHG membership.
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
"Healthy Soil, Less Toil"
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
7:00PM - 8:30PM
St. Mary's Anglican Church
Presenter: Alison Juta
Good soil is more than just dirt - learn how to improve your soil...naturally!
Cost: $10 non-members or included with $10 yearly NBCHG membership
Bring a friend!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Container and Vertical Gardening
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
7:00PM - 8:30PM
St. Mary's Anglican Church
Presenter: Alison Juta
Live in an apartment with limited access to land? Learn creative ways to grow fresh veggies in containers and up walls & balconies.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
We have been watching the weather and it looks like we are good for our event today. The roads are clear and the storm is not supposed to hit until later on.
Seed Library + Potluck
Feb 15th, 5-7pm
780 McEvoy st. Fredericton, NB
Come and join us on Feb 15, 5-7pm, (snow date Feb 23) at St Mary’s Church, 780 McEvoy St. Bring something for the pot luck (include ingredient list for allergies), and help us celebrate the opening of the library. Join the library, borrow some seeds.
We are in the process of setting up a webpage including seed library resource information. Keep a look out for it : NBseedlibrary.weebly.com
Hope Seeds is willing to give us a 33% discount on their small seed packets, but we must place one order with one payment. Carol Muncer (your new Garden coordinator!) will be putting the order together. We need to send in the order quickly so people can start their seedlings. You can access the catalogue for hope seeds on line(www.hopeseed.com). She will need the cash and your order in an envelope with your name and contact information by February 24, 2014. You can bring it on Feb 15 (snow date Feb23) to our library opening or drop it off at Carols house, 388 Crocket St, Fredericton. Carols phone number is 450-4813 if you have questions.
Hope to see you soon,
Marysville Garden Coordinator
Thursday, February 13, 2014
For those of you who had your heart set on hearing Shelley Pronk's fabulous presentation on the importance of heriloom varieties and what New Brunswick-hardy plants are best when you're first starting out - don't despair!! Shelley's presentation from last year can still be viewed on our website:http://nbchg.org/?page_id=1652
Next Thursday, February 20th, Alison Juta will be presenting "Jump Start Your Seedlings" workshop which will offer you hands-on beginner basics to starting your own seedlings indoors.
NOTE: All the seed catalogues we were going to hand out tonight will be there for your taking.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Some topics to discuss:
Marysville Community Garden Planning Meeting 2014
February 7th, 2014
Fredericton Food Bank, Community Kitchen
686 Riverside Drive, Fredericton
Monday, February 3, 2014
Marysville is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Gardening season. Click here to apply now!
My name is Madeleine Berrevoets. I have been the garden coordinator at St. Mary's Community Garden for the past 2 years. St. Mary's has some wonderful volunteers who are taking over there and I am coming to volunteer with Marysville.
I have a lot to learn about this garden. Please tell me the good, bad and ugly! I know there are issues with water supply, maintenance and community plots. I want to work with you all to make this a successful, sustainable, community garden.
I know there are lots of wonderful volunteers who helped last year with membership and maintenance among many other things. I hope that most of you will be interested in coming back to volunteer this year and that we will be able to get some new volunteers come on.
There are lots of different volunteer positions available. Below is a list of all volunteer positions, if you have any other ideas please let me know! I am looking for someone who would like to step up and work with me as a garden coordinator. If you would be interested in this please let me know.
Our gardening workshops are starting up next week. They are being held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy st. Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Our first one is "A Beginners Guide to Buying Seeds"
Click the workshop tab above for the complete list.
I look forward to meeting you all,
|Membership Committee||Manage membership. Assign plots. Manage garden mentor program.||Year round||Monthly meetings TBA.||Need!|
|Events Committee||Develop and coordinate community events. Run events.||Year round||Monthly meeting TBA + set up/ clean up during events once or twice a month||Need!|
|Maintenance Crew||Plan and lead work days. Maintain general areas. Ensure tools are properly cared for.||May-October||A few days a month, 1-4 hours a time||We are currently in need of more members to participate with out maintenance crew.|
|Garden Historian||This person will document the activities of the garden through photographs and any newspaper articles about the garden and keep them in a scrap book. This person must be someone who regularly attends events.||Anytime||2+ hours a month||We need someone to fill this position.|
|Surplus Produce Distributors||Collect donated produce from the Garden on a regular basis and deliver to area food banks. Pickups occur Monday-Wednesday-Friday, and Saturday. Must be committed to picking up produce and making deliveries on assigned days.||June - October||a couple hours a week||We need people to fill this position. Looking for 2-6 people|
|Plant Donation Crew||Contact local businesses for donations. Collect plants and seeds and supervise their distribution and care.||April - August||1+ hour/s a month||We need people to fill this position. Looking for 2-6 people.|
|Garden Mentor||Pair up with beginner gardeners to offer advice and help them get into gardening.||May- October||2+ hours a month||We need garden mentors!|
|Garden clean up||Pull some weeds, clean up the garbage, tidy up common areas anytime you're up visiting the garden. Remember to only work on common areas (walkways and community paths)||May- October||At your leisure||No commitment required!|