This will be our 4th growing season.
Once we can find the gardens after the winter we have had
we hope to expand with fruit bearing trees and shrubs.
Many volunteers will be required to make this happen.
If you would like to join our team please let us know.
In the spring of 2011 Danielle (our designer) synthesized the information gathered from the first three workshops she organized and came up with a final Site Design, Analysis and Work Plan for the garden and her university thesis.
Upon recommendation from a review panel of professional landscape architects, she submitted the project to the American Association of Landscape Architecture’s Annual Student Design Competition.
Newtonbrook United Church (NUC) – The Taiwanese United Church in Toronto (TUCT) are pleased to inform you of an exciting new project in your neighbourhood. The Green Team at NUC is leading the conversion of the church’s south lawn into Newtonbrook’s new community garden. Our goal is to get to know our neighbours and for our neighbours to get to know us by creating a garden and meeting place of which the neighbourhood dwellers will be proud.
Features of the garden will include: flowers for all to enjoy including pollinators, raised planting beds, fruit trees, a meeting area, and spaces for education and meditation.
Most of the organically grown food will help supply the Wednesday NUC-TUCT Drop-Inn program with fresh nutritious produce. The balance of the food will be shared with our local food bank and our volunteers.
To achieve these plans, a series of fun interactive workshops will take place.
We are always looking for volunteers of all ages and experience levels to help with the ongoing gardening chores.
Please contact us if you would like to join our team
Saturday May 14, 2011 we started getting the garden prepped for our community Planting Day which was held on Saturday, June 4th . As you can see in some of the photos below everyone was busy at work making raised planting beds, tidying the space, planting raspberry bushes, and using power tools! There are many different volunteer positions with varying degrees of skill needed to make this project a success.
Plus when you’re having fun it isn’t work.
Misa helps drill wooden planks for the raised planting beds. Ya! Power tools.
The ladies carry the heavy stuff.
Together we dig.
Tidying the space and bundling branches.
I don't think she is searching for gold
Surveying our handy work.
Success! A job well done! Ready for Planting Day
What: A fun community planting day. We are hoping to get most of the garden, including the trees, bushes, perennials and raised beds planted on this day. The kids from the 14th Willowdale Scout group will be joining us for most of the day, so we are in need of some green thumbs to show them the ropes! We will meet in the morning and break around noon for a relaxed pot-luck picnic with everyone, so bring your enthusiasm, favorite dish and shovel if you have one!
When: 9:30-3, Saturday June 4 , 2011
Where: South Lawn, Newtonbrook United Church, 53 Cummer Ave. (just north of the Finch Subway)
Who: You, me, everyone is needed to help make our garden grow!
What: We will be meeting in the morning to build the raised beds and prepare the site for planting. Tools and materials will be on site, and Karen will be teaching us all how to build the beds. Coffee and some snacks will be provided, so drop in for as long as you can and bring your enthusiasm!
When: 9:30-12, Saturday May 14th
Where: South Lawn, Newtonbrook United Church, 53 Cummer Ave. (just North of the Finch subway)
Who: You, me, everyone is very welcome to join us build and prepare the site for planting.