Friday, October 16, 2015

Plot Number 6: How A Community Garden Began

The Campbellton Community Garden has been a great success over the three years it has been operating. We are planning a book about the garden with photos taken by our two young garden photographers. The book will provide insights about what community gardens are as well as gardening tips and techniques. Stay connected for details. 

"Fresh food is good food,and the freshest food you can get is food you grow yourself. However, not everyone has the space where they live to grow anything. This is where community gardens enter the picture. A community garden is a plot of land, the size will vary, where a number of people come together to grow what they need.
There is often a contract to be signed. The contract sets out the terms under which the garden operates. For example, keeping your site weeded, respecting the other gardeners and using only organic materials are common items in community garden contracts.
One of the greatest challenges in developing a community garden is finding a site that is suitable for this purpose. Ideally, the gardeners would own the land, but a long term lease is the next best arrangement.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Renew Reunion Park Playground: An Aviva Community Fund Project

An Inspire Cooperative project.

The playground in Reunion Park, according to municipal officials, is the most popular playground in the City of Campbellton New Brunswick. Throughout spring, summer and fall, it is common to see parents and children enjoying the structures as the sounds of laughter fill the air.
The playground was built in the late 1960s and over the years the equipment has experienced significant wear and tear. There are insufficient funds in the budget to replace the existing worn, wooden and plastic structures with new, safe ones.
Play is an important part of a child's development. Not all of the children in Campbellton have access to a backyard or a swing and slide set. The Reunion Park playground is the only place many families can take their children to have fun, enjoy the outdoors and get some unstructured exercise.  Register and Vote

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Garlic and daffodils

My garlic and fall bulbs will arrive soom. When they do off to the community garden. Will post planting pics.

Native Plants

There are two projects happening here in Campbellton that have me turning to the subject of native plants. When we are discussing native pl...