Moving The Burke Mountain Garden

Hello fellow gardeners,

November is here––the sky is heavy with rain, the days feel short, and the bounty of summer tomatoes feels so far away. Alas!

Here are a few garden updates for November:


As everyone (hopefully) knows, the garden is being moved this month to a temporary winter location at Collins Road and Highland Drive. You will have access to your beds at this new location, and any plants growing in your beds will be unaffected by the travel––that's the beautiful thing about mobile raised gardens!


Once the garden is moved, you will be able to access your beds in the new location. Because of the construction schedule, there will be limited hours for visiting the garden. The new winter gardening hours will be weekday evenings (Monday to Friday, 5pm - 10pm) and all day Saturday and Sunday. We ask that you stay out of the garden during weekday work hours (9am to 5pm), and in the coming days, while the garden move is underway.


Winter is a time for putting your beds to rest, which means pulling out dead, rotting plants and covering the soil with mulch to protect it from the negative effects (leeching & compaction) of rain. Once the garden has been fully moved, we will come by with a few bales of straw for folks to make use of as mulch. Keep an eye on the Facebook page ( for an update on this front.


Gardening in the rain is hard work! What better way to celebrate the coming of winter than with bright, flavourful soup. Here's a great winter squash soup recipe from Smitten Kitchen ( .

Thanks for everyone's patience and support!


Garden Manager

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