Work Parties at Pine St Community Garden and Beban Learning Garden
The weather is getting warmer and volunteers at the two Community Garden sites are busy preparing garden beds and planting crops for summer and fall. New volunteers are always welcome. If you think you might be interested in seeing what’s going on and joining in the fun, drop by during one of the work parties.
The Pine St Community Garden is located in the downtown area and within walking distance of the bus exchange. Work parties are held every Wednesday from 11am to 4pm with a lunch break at 1pm. This garden is an oasis hidden behind the Foodshare Centre at 271 Pine St.
The Beban Learning Garden is located within Beban Park and has just recently become open to the public. The Co-Op Greenhouse is located at this site, along with many raised beds for gardening. Volunteers work at the garden beds growing food and in the greenhouse, starting plants for sales. To participate in work parties at this location, please stop by the work parties on Wednesdays between 10am and noon. For more information, please contact the Greenhouse Coordinator at greenhouse@nanaimocommunitygar
Pine Street Community Garden — 271 Pine St near downtown (behind the Foodshare Centre)
Come work together to grow vegetables and fruit in this unique organic community garden. Everyone is welcome. All year round, gardeners and their families exchange a wealth of knowledge, gain food skills, share fresh produce, and find friendship and community at the Pine Street Community Garden. No experience is necessary. The Pine Street Community Garden is communally operated and there are no individual allotments for rent. Instead, all volunteers share in the harvest on Wednesday work party days.
Come out to one of our Wednesday Work Parties from 11am-4pm, where volunteers gather to garden all year round. There is always something to do – mulching, digging, composting, harvesting, watering etc. There is something for every experience level and all ability levels. Work parties may be canceled in very heavy rains or snow.
Do you have mulching or composting materials to donate? We would love to have the following materials – bagged autumn leaves, soiled hay bales and truckloads of manure. Help us enrich our soil and put vegetable beds to bed under a warm layer of mulch. If you have any of these materials call 250-816-4769 or contact us at email@example.com.