Hello fellow gardeners,
Spring is just around the corner––you can feel it in the damp, frigid air––and that means we can start turning our attention to the business of gardening.
Here are a few very important updates and notices for the upcoming growing season:
We aim aim keep the garden operating for as long as we can in advance of future development, and, at this time, it looks like we're going to get another year of gardening!
We hope you'll stay with us for this growing season!
Returning gardeners are encouraged to complete their Gardener Registration and pay their Garden Fee for 2017. The fee for the upcoming year is $15 per bed.
Click here to REGISTER AND PAY FOR YOUR DUNBAR GARDEN MEMBERSHIP 2017.
****As always, returning gardeners will hold onto the same beds they gardened in 2016.
LEAVING THE GARDEN?
If you do not intend to garden this upcoming growing season, follow this link to automatically un-register and unsubscribe from future garden emails.
Anyone who's visited the garden in the last week will notice that the cottonwood tree in the north end of the garden has been removed. The tree was a great source for leaves for our garden beds, not to mention shade for our gardeners, yet it was prone to failure. A couple months ago, a large section failed, came down and damaged the neighbouring building. The tree was removed to mitigate future risks like these.
GARDEN OPENING 2017
The garden is open year-round, but our official Garden Opening event will take place on the first or second week of April (TBA in the next newsletter). This event is a fun one and not to be missed. We'll have a fresh delivery of local, organic compost for you to mix into your beds for added soil nutrition, as well as art supplies for beautifying your bed placards.
****The Garden Opening also serves as the final deadline for Garden Registration and Payment.
If we haven't received your online form and payment by this time, your beds will be offered to a new gardener. If you wish to pay your Gardener Fees with cash or cheque, the Opening is a great time to deliver this method of payment!
GARDEN TIPS: PLANNING YOUR GARDEN
The West Coast Seeds Garden Guide is now out for 2017, and this digital edition lets you peruse all the wonders of plant and vegetable life from the comfort of your home computer. We're a ways off from direct planting, but this is a little something to whet your green thumb appetite.
Here's to warmer weather!