Volunteer Appreciation Potluck

Hello community gardens members and supporters. You are cordially invited to attend the Nanaimo Community Gardens Society.

We would love to see you there so that we can thank you in person for the work you have done for our community. Before we get started on planning another busy growing season, we want to take time to reflect on 2014 and those who made it so successful.

This event will be held on Wednesday November 26, from 5:30-7:30pm at Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community, #312 – 347 Seventh Street, Nanaimo.

There will be a vegetarian potluck at 6pm and plenty of time to chat with fellow volunteers and supporters. While there will be no formal ceremony, but we will have door prizes.

Come join us to meet board members, hear the latest news from Community Gardens, enjoy good food and meet your fellow volunteers. Bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Call Lee at 250-816-4769 for more information.

Gleaning is Starting!

Become a gleaner for 2014!
Volunteer gleaners must be willing to attend one brief orientation and safety session, and join as a member of the Nanaimo Community Gardens Society and Nanaimo Foodshare Society. Once registered, gleaners will be assigned to Pick Teams and invited on organized picks throughout the season. Orientations are about 45 minutes in length. We will meet in the gazebo at the Pine St Community Garden located behind the Foodshare Centre at 271 Pine St. Children are welcome to play in the garden while you attend. Dogs must be leashed. Orientations have been scheduled for the following 5 dates in 2014:

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Spring Work Parties at all three sites

Greenhouse Work Parties – Wednesdays Join us at the Greenhouse every Wednesday and to make soil, plant seeds, transplant seedlings and care for plants. This is where the naturally-raised seedlings are grown for our plant sales. This time of year is especially busy with lots of seedlings requiring transplanting. We would love to have you help out and contribute to the operations of our Greenhouse site. Those of you who wish to learn how to start plants at home for your own gardens or who have always wanted to learn about greenhouse growing will find this a valuable experience.

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Greenhouse update

2014 is the last year we will be operating in our present greenhouse, but we are working hard and negotiating with local authorities to set up another site so we can continue to offer seedlings to the community in 2015.