Newsletter April 2019
I know you’re enjoying spring – I’m not even going to ask.
Gardening season is upon us and while you may not be putting seeds in the earth yet, I’m guessing you’re making plans to. If you’re not, call me, we’ll talk. In the meantime, let me inspire you with news of the Garden. It’s been a busy winter!(more…)
The Acadia Community Garden & Art Society’s Annual General Meeting 2017
Please join us for the upcoming annual general meeting so we can get to know you this 2017!
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Place: Calgary Co-op Macleod Trail, Community Room (upstairs) 8818 Macleod Trail SE
Everyone is welcome – friends of the garden, past, current or interested gardeners, volunteers or anyone who is curious about us.
Hope to see you there!
Acadia Garden and Art Society, Board of Directors
Hello Acadia: April Issue
Acadia Community Garden & Art Society
Those of you who read this article regularly – and that’s all of you, I’m sure – may have noticed that we’re pretty keen about gardening. It’s true, we love to garden. We could likely talk about it day and night, month in and month out. But I’m going to tell you a secret: we like other forms of art too. It’s true! And now I’ve got to ask, are there any quilting fans out there? (more…)
Hello Acadia- January Issue
Whether you call them water-wise, drought-smart, or xeric, methods of gardening that contribute to the conservation of water are essential to ecosystem preservation on a global level. Let’s face it, we’re seeing an increase in the desertification of land and freshwater rationing in many parts of the world. The writing is on the wall and we’re going to have to learn to embrace techniques to save this precious resource before it’s too late.
Fortunately, as gardeners, this is well within our grasp. (more…)
Happy New Year with Xeriscaping
Happy New Year Everyone!
On this very snowy January 1st, after you’ve shovelled your walk, and perhaps your neighbour’s too, why not kick back with a cup of coffee/tea/nog, grab a nearby gardening book, and settle in for a nice day’s read.
What sort of book will you choose? The latest gardening magazine? The seed catalogues that might be piling up around you? Perhaps you’ll delve into permaculture, explore cottage gardens, or plan to graft a franken-apple tree (please do this!) (more…)
Cat Poop on a Stick
(photo taken from the City of Calgary website, see link below)
If you have a Mayday, Schubert’s Choke Cherry, or any other tree/shrub from the Prunus family, you’re likely familiar with the Black Knot Fungus issue in Calgary. It’s ugly, it spreads quickly, and it looks like cat poop on a stick (cannot be unseen)!
It’s easy to see now that the branches are bare so once you spot it, it’s time to act.