Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sprucing up the Commons

Last weekend's "Fruits and Berries workshop" was a tonne of fun, and what a great turnout!  With help from the Royal Bank Esquimalt volunteer group and members of the community, we planted about 40 blueberry and raspberry plants around the perimeter of the fence at Anderson Park Community Gardens.  With a little love, attention and a healthy dose of fish entrails (thanks Mark!), the plants are off to a great start.  Who likes jam?! Mmmmm....

The workshop was also a great chance to try out or new compost tea maker; every plant was soaked root-first in the compost tea before planting, in order to provide it with some healthy start-up food.  If you would like to learn more about compost tea and how it can help your garden grow big and strong, send us an email and we will be happy to tell you about it and set up an opportunity to try testing some tea.
Our next exciting workshop is on May 26th where we will be learning about companion planting: how planting certain plants together can reduce predation and pests and help ensure a low-maintenance, bountiful harvest.  Check it out on our Facebook page ( or speak with the helpful staff at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre for more details!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Join us on April 21st!

Get the Most out of your Garden with Square Foot Gardening!

Participants will learn a variety of time-honoured tips and tricks that will transform a small plot of land into a produce producing powerhouse! As our opening workshop for 2012, we will also be co-hosting a spring garden party with Victoria Grow a Row after the workshop from 12:00:30pm-3:00pm. Snacks and Drinks will be available!

To register, contact Esquimalt Parks and Recreation and be sure to 'Join' us on our
Facebook event page. Hope to see you there!