NEWS: Photos from garden building day 2011

16 Apr

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


EVENT: Community Planting Day 2011

7 May

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!

EVENT: Raised Bed Building 2011

7 May

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.