News, Pictures and Fun from the Oliver Community Garden Society

Fall Clean-up

The weather is changing, and the anticipated shut off of the water in the Gardens is October 6th, but possibly before that date. The work party for the winter clean-up is scheduled for Saturday  October 14th at 10:00am.

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August Update

A recent clean-up has the gardens looking pretty good as the summer winds down. Most of the beds will need boards replaced for next season. If you have a little time between now and the fall clean-up, there is a bed at the south end that was spoken for, but never planted. A little time weeding now will make the fall clean-up go faster.

We need a concerted effort to find new gardeners for next season. Talk to your friends and neighbours.

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When to plant?

I grew up in the South Okanagan knowing that May 24th was the safe planting date for things like tomatoes. A friend reminded me today of another piece of local wisdom……….don’t plant if there is still snow on Mt. Kobau.

May 15th – 6:30 pm Spring Clean-up at the Gardens. Bring a friend!

The Oliver Community Garden Society will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 8th at 6:30 pm at the Quail’s Nest Art Studio, 5840 Airport Street, Oliver BC (near the Senior’s Centre).

All are welcome! Whether you are interested in gardening with us or just learning more about who and where we are, please come on out and bring a friend. We are looking for new members to help the gardens grow and thrive and connect with our community.

Our agenda will include our annual fundraiser, the Bloomin’ Plant Sale held in May, Spring and Fall work bees, and workshops.

Heather

New members are needed to keep the Oliver Community Gardens going. For a small fee, you can rent a raised garden bed with automatic irrigation. The current board is mostly long serving volunteers who are not actively gardening on the site. New blood is needed.

Being on the board does not have to be a huge time commitment. More members, less work per person.

Put your name forward for an executive position, or volunteer for a specific task.

  • person to meet new gardeners on site and assign rental beds
  • person to be liaison with the Oliver Community Arts council
  • person to coordinate weekly harvest and delivery to the Oliver Food Bank
  • person to organize annual plant sale fundraiser

For information contact Heather at   olivercommunitygarden@yahoo.com

AGM coming up in early May.