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.
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.
For information contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM coming up in early May.
Your volunteer water tech was out of town for one week, and returned yesterday to find the gardens completely dry, and the batteries in the irrigation timer dead. This is the first time a set of fresh batteries has not lasted a season.
There are fresh batteries now, and an extra cycle programmed to restored the moisture level in the beds. The phone number and e-mail address of the water volunteer are posted in the shed, but not one message was received that there was something wrong.
We had two successful workshops this season and are pleased to offer some more:
On Wednesday May 25th 6 – 7 pm at the Oliver Community Garden our third workshop will be Square Foot Gardening. Come learn how to make the most of planting in a small space with gardener Adam Yorke. Fee of $5 per person.
On Wednesday June 1st 6 – 7 pm at the Oliver Community Garden our fourth workshop will be Companion Planting. Do carrots really love tomatoes? Gardener Adam Yorke answers that question and will teach us some tricks to get the best tasting vegetables. Fee of $5 per person.
For more information or to register email email@example.com or call Heather at 250-485-2575