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The weather is warming up so don’t miss our special seedlings sales days and hours this month!   Wed May 12          10:00 – 4:00 Fri    May 14          10:00 – 12:00 Mon May17           10:00 – 12:00 Wed May 19          [Continue]

Virtual AGM May 26, 2021

Each year in spring, Community Gardens holds it’s Annual General Meeting to get ready for the growing season ahead. This year the AGM will be held online on Wednesday May 26th at 7pm. It will includes presentation of the 2020 year end reports on the gardens, the review and  approval of the 2020 financials  and [Continue]

Gleaning Program 2021

As with the 2020 season, the Gleaning Program will go ahead this year but in an altered fashion to accommodate physical distancing.   Returning Gleaners All gleaners who have attended an orientation within the past 4 years and wish to join the 2021 season are asked to sign up without attending the full orientation again. [Continue]

Lead Well donation from Island Savings

Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union recognizes employees for their leadership in the community through the Lead Well program. Employees receive a $500 donation to a charity of their choice. The donation we received represented the award given to Lindsay Grill for her outstanding contributions to the community. Lindsay attended one of [Continue]

Work Parties

Do you wanted to volunteer at one of the Nanaimo Community Gardens Society sites? There are no rental plots, instead we garden together doing whatever is needed depending on the site and the time of year. At the Beban Learning Garden work parties are held Wednesdays between 10am and 12pm. This garden is located beside [Continue]

Growing Food Course

Do you want to grow your own food? Improve your food security? Or make your garden more productive? Then the Growing Organic Food course is for you! Canadian Organic Growers is offering the Growing Organic Food course. In this 11 week in-class and hands-on course students will learn about soil health, water management, propagating plants, [Continue]

Fruit Trees Donated by Island Savings

Representatives Jenna Sutherland and Tammie Muir from Island Savings were on hand at a recent tree planting work party at the Beban Learning Gardens to present a cheque to Nanaimo Community Gardens Society. The cheque for $1,500 will to go towards the purchase of fruit trees for the site. The planting of young fruit trees, [Continue]

Bee Time!

We took some time recently to take out the old tubes of mason bee cocoons and replace them with fresh, new paper tubes. These tubes are where the new female mason bees will lay their eggs, fully provisioned with pollen. These eggs will hatch and the larvae will eat and grow until they are large [Continue]

Happy First Day of Spring 2019!

Beban Learning Gardens will begin selling starterplants on Wed., March 20, directly from ourgreenhouse in Beban Park, beside the golf course. Every Wednesday from 10 to noon, from now until June, you can come and buy vegie, herb, and beneficial and edible flower starter plants, grown as organically as we know how, right on our [Continue]