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 to 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 growing season at the garden!
We hope you'll stay with us for the 2017 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 HASTINGS NORTH GARDEN MEMBERSHIP 2017.
****As always, returning gardeners will hold onto the same beds they gardened in 2016.
LEAVING THE GARDEN?
There is a lot of interest in growing space at the Hastings Garden, and the wait list is only getting longer! If you do not intend to garden this upcoming growing season, follow this link to automatically un-register and unsubscribe from future garden emails.
GARDEN OPENING 2017
The garden is open year-round, but our official Garden Opening event will take place on the first or second weekend 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.
Similar to last year, we will have a local partner with us selling seeds and starts, and answering questions about what to grow when.
****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.
Hope to see you soon,