Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 Garden Workshops

Garden Workshops have started! Tonight join Alison Juta as she teaches us how to grow food in small spaces. Free Childcare on site. No registration required. $10 non-members FREE to all members. 780 McEvoy st.
If anyone is interested our St. Marys Community Garden Events Committee will be meeting beforehand from 6-7pm at 780 McEvoy st. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact me at, 292-7646 or come to the meeting to learn more!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Potluck + Seed Library TODAY!

Potluck and Seed Library Opening TODAY
Hello everyone,

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 :

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(  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

Tonights workshop CANCELLED

Hi folks - in case you haven't heard, there's a big storm a-brewin' so unfortunately we have decided to cancel this evening's "Beginner's Guide to Buying Seeds" gardening workshop at St. Mary's Anglican Church.

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:

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

Marysville Community Garden Planning Meeting

Come share your ideas about Marysville Community Garden this Friday from 5-6pm. Snacks will be provided. Please join us!
Some topics to discuss:
Water supply
Bulletin Board
and more!

Marysville Community Garden Planning Meeting 2014
February 7th, 2014
Fredericton Food Bank, Community Kitchen
686 Riverside Drive, Fredericton

Monday, February 3, 2014

Welcome to Marysville Community Garden

Marysville is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Gardening season. Click here to apply now!

Hello everyone,

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,


Activity DescriptionDatesTime CommitmentNeed
Membership CommitteeManage membership. Assign plots. Manage garden mentor program. Year roundMonthly meetings TBA. Need! 
Events CommitteeDevelop and coordinate community events. Run events. Year roundMonthly meeting TBA + set up/ clean up during events once or twice a monthNeed!
Maintenance CrewPlan and lead work days. Maintain general areas. Ensure tools are properly cared for.May-OctoberA few days a month, 1-4 hours a timeWe are currently in need of more members to participate with out maintenance crew.
Garden HistorianThis 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.Anytime2+ hours a monthWe need someone to fill this position.
Surplus Produce DistributorsCollect 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 - Octobera couple hours a weekWe need people to fill this position. Looking for 2-6 people
Plant Donation CrewContact local businesses for donations. Collect plants and seeds and supervise their distribution and care. April - August1+ hour/s a monthWe need people to fill this position. Looking for 2-6 people.
Garden MentorPair up with beginner gardeners to offer advice and help them get into gardening. May- October2+ hours a monthWe 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- OctoberAt your leisureNo commitment required!