Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mixing things up at MacDonald Park Public Produce!

Happy March everyone! We're 9 days from Spring, but these passed couple of days feel like it's here already!

This season is going to be an interesting one with big expansions to the Elm St. Public Garden (such a big space, it's time to use some more of it!) and a big shake up at the MacDonald Park Public Garden.

The Thompson-Shuswap Master Gardeners have offered to take over the care and maintenance of the MacDonald Park Public Demonstration Garden and have already had their first meeting at the Garden to discuss some changes to be made. Plants are going to be growing legs and moving all over the Garden! If you're interested in taking part in the Great Replanting send me an e-mail - publicproduceproject@gmail.com to volunteer. The Master Gardeners and I will need all the help we can get moving the cane fruits, fruit shrubs and herbs to more appropriate places in the Garden to make room their rapid growth. Expect more Permaculture Design practices to be discussed and implemented!

The Great Replanting will coincide with the Pruning and Planting Workshop, which you shouldn't miss, as Greg is a fountain of knowledge! (see below)

Can you believe this photo was only taken a week ago!? (Master Gardeners and I discussing plans for changes to the MacDonald Park Garden) The snow is all melted again now and my green thumbs are getting itchy!

On March 29th Greg Houghton (City of Kamloops Arbortist) will be doing a Pruning and Planting Workshop where he will demonstrate the proper planting of a young fruit tree (two of the Garden's apple trees are going to be transplanted into new spots in the Garden). Check out the City of Kamloops Activity Guide for more information on how to register (although, if you show up to the event without registering or to volunteer for the Great Replanting I wouldn't worry about being turned away!)

Looking forward to a great season, and I hope to see you out enjoying the North Shore's Public Produce Gardens.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Veggies are ready to harvest!

We have lots of veggies ready to harvest: shown are bush beans, also kale, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini! Please cut the veggies off the plants to not disturb the roots. Thanks!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Free Workshop June 29th 1-230pm Public Produce Macdonald Park

grand opening Carmel Public Gardens

Many thanks to City of Kamloops for funds and water, Missagh Manshadi for the donation of land, Painless Underground for the wonderful irrigation system, Gardnegate Horticulture program for over 100 plants, NRI distributing for the day of planting, and our many volunteers!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello Everyone
Please Join us for our Grand Opening of the Carmel Public Produce
June 21st @ 11am
Corner of Elm and Tranquille - our 'new' free public garden is a partnership with ASK Wellness, Ribbon cutting
Presentation by Laura Kalina
Refreshments served
For more information contact
Erin Edwards,
Public Produce Garden Coordinator

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Edible plantings on Victoria St June 15th 1pm

Hello Everyone!
We have to change the date June 8th date of the planting of the planters on Victoria St to June 15th at 1pm meeting The Art WE Are 246 Victoria St.
Public Produce will now be partnering with the Downtown Bussiness Association to plant in donated planters at the participating downtown businesses along Victoria St. Edibles and flowers are being donated by the Farmers Market , Country Greenhouse, and Gardengate. Bring a trowel , wear work clothes, protective eyewear, hat. Join us in our project, by planting edibles into everyday landscaping we can increase available organic food to everyone and beautify our already stunning downtown.
For more info contact publicproduceproject@gmail.com