Wed. April 26, 2017: We're in Hammonds Plains with Crystal Godfrey

We will be meeting in a different location this month!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

Special Guest Crystal Godfrey


We are invited to visit the Hammonds Plains Area Garden Club this month!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Guest speaker, Crystal Godfrey (Secret Gardens by Crystal), will present Matching Plants to Conditions: addressing specific situations such as wet areas, alpine gardens, condominium and balcony gardening challenges, woodland gardens, trees for small yards, sun vs. shade loving plants, planting for bloom time and year round interest, hedging and privacy, and dealing with deer!

Location Details
Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre, 202 Innovation Drive, Bedford - basically part of the CPA High School.
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Go in the REC Centre entrance, up the stairs, turn left, and enter the first large room on your right down the hall.

It promises to be a fun night!
Please let us know if we need to update your contact information.
thepagc@gmail.com

Wed. Mar. 22, 2017: Special Guest & Stuff Swap


We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Heirloom Plants
& Stuff Swap

Let's swap seeds, books, magazines, and garden-related items as we welcome The Cochrane Family Farm as our special guest! 

7:00pm - 7:30pm 
Social time and swapping. It's a great time to swap seeds or find a new home for new or used garden goodies!

7:30pm - 9:00pm
We're thrilled to have The Cochrane Family Farm here as our special guest! Frank will cover heirloom seeds, a bit of history, their importance, keeping them pure, their long-term benefits, and what is being done to save them. Seed catalogs and a few product samples will be on hand.  Bring your questions!
Please let us know if we need to update your contact information.
thepagc@gmail.com

Call for Farm Stewards at Common Roots Urban Farm

Hello there Garden Club friends,

Common Roots Urban Farm has a few spaces available for Farm Stewards.

Farm Stewards are cornerstone volunteers for the urban farm.  Farm Stewards have one afternoon shift a week on the farm, and do 3 jobs:  They help tend to an area of 'common' beds; encourage and support the gardeners and farmers; and harvest some daily data.

More information is available here: http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/giving-volunteering/volunteering/currently-recruiting-1   (Copied below).

The Common Roots Urban Farm is currently recruiting for Farm Stewards. The Urban Farm is located on the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a three hour shift Tuesday through Sunday, 3 pm - 6 pm, or on Tuesday and Thursday, 5 pm - 8 pm. Approved volunteers will need to attend orientation sessions; the dates of these sessions will be provided once interviewed and screened.

Farm Steward volunteers are able to spend a whole season outside on the farm. This position keeps volunteers physically and socially active while meeting new people and learning & sharing knowledge about urban agriculture, while growing community. Farm Steward volunteers have access to a shared community garden plot and common gardens; volunteers should be able to take home small amounts of fresh herbs, flowers and/or vegetables.

If you have an interest in gardening and would like to be a part of this year's exciting growing season, please contact Dachia Joudrey at 902-473-5421 or dachia.joudrey@nshealth.ca

Thank you!  Happy springtime.  I see the crows starting on their nests.
Thanks for your support.
warmly
jayme
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Jayme Margaret Melrose - Project Coordinator
Common Roots Urban Farm
jayme.melrose@partnersforcare.ca
partnersforcare.ca/urban_farm

Wed. Feb. 22, 2017: Garden Photography

We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

 

Taking Great Garden Photos

Presented by Peter Steeper

We all love to share our love of plants through pictures!

Peter Steeper of Granite Perspectives will be visiting to teach us about how to take great photos in our gardens.

This will include lessons on photo composition, making the most of natural light, and how to achieve sharp images, as well as ideas for interesting and beautiful images of our gardens and plants.

The talk will be general enough to apply to whatever you're using to take photos - from a smart phone to a digital SLR camera.

Visit Peter's page here.


Looking forward to seeing you!
Please let us know if we need to update your contact information.
thepagc@gmail.com

Wed. Jan. 25, 2017: Garden Planning Tea Party


We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

 

Garden Planning Tea Party

7:00pm - 7:30pm
A variety of teas and library gardening books will start off our evening. Bring along your own favourite teas and books to share if you like! :)

7:30pm - 9:00pm 
The later part of our tea party will include a round table discussion about our garden ideas for the coming season followed by a gardening video interlude.

Looking forward to seeing you!
Please let us know if we need to update your contact information.
thepagc@gmail.com