Hello Acadia!- March 2021

Hello neighbours,

Spring is just around the corner, so we thought I’d share some of our up and coming events:

Please note: Events are subject to change and will be held according to Covid safety guidelines and restrictions.

  • AGM – Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • This will be held via Zoom. You don’t need to be a gardener or member to attend. If you’re curious about what we do, you are most welcome to join us.
  • Garden & Art Tour – Saturday, August 14
    • Unfortunately, we had to cancel this event last year. We are hopeful that we will be able to go ahead this summer.  Everything will be outside, and all safety precautions will be implemented. If you’re interested in getting involved or being a host, please see below for our contact information.
  • Bird House Making – Date to be determined. 
    • We are still firming up details for this fun family activity.  There will be an online component along with the kit for those who wish to make their bird houses at home.
  • Garden On Events:
    • Feb 21 – ‘Let’s Get Gardening’ Part 1 Online – $15
      • Reflections/lessons from 2021; planning the garden before you sow-what to plant, where and how much; growing requirements for various crops; how to create a planting scheme that works for all that you want to grow; growing seedlings indoors; where to get seeds and seedlings in 2021 
    • Mar 21 – ‘Let’s Get Gardening’ Part 2Online – $15
      • Environmental/climate issues as they affect our gardens; how your soil affects when you can get sowing/planting; sowing/planting by soil temperature; succession planting; watering techniques; early protection from the weather and insects; potting on, hardening off and transplanting seedlings;
    • April 13 – ‘Re-Wilding the Urban Garden’ 
      • Southwood Community Garden – $20
      • What is re-wilding?-principles and objectives; designing your garden to be wild; plant species, combinations and schemes; cultural techniques- soil improvement, mulching, overseeding lawns; providing various types of habitats-shelter, food, water, breeding
    • May 11 – Growing Great Garden Soil –
      • Acadia Community Garden – $25
      • What is soil?; physical, chemical, biological properties; soil food web- what it is and the critters that we need; our native soil; what annual vegetable gardens need for soil; what perennial gardens require in their soil; soil amendments and fertilizers; growing medium for containers; cultural methods to improve soil- no till, mulching, weeding, cover cropping, composting; when to do what to your soil.

Everyone is welcome – For more details and to register for a class either search for Garden On! at Eventbrite or use the following link:


Laurie Vanderwal
Vice President

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