How Does Our Garden Grow?Perhaps you’re new to the concept of a Community Garden? The basic idea is that people collectively use a plot of land to garden, usually growing vegetables, herbs or fruits. At our Acadia Community Garden, we have raised beds, which people can rent and other spots that are available for harvesting by the public.
I’m sure you can imagine that our renters are none too happy when they have worked hard all season, only to come out and discover someone has plucked their reward away! To help make things clearer, there is signage, so ya’ll know what is up for grabs.
Hint: No Picking means – DO NOT TOUCH!! But…. Community Bed “YES!” = HELP YOURSELF!!!
Last month we talked about painting our benches and picnic tables. I asked what kind of welcoming messages we could use on the benches. Let’s explore that a little bit more.
Continue reading “Hello Acadia! – August 2020”
As I walk around our neighborhood, I notice people have moved their chairs and patio sets to their front yards. Many of us are either not working or working from home. Some are retired, but group activities have halted. Kids are home all day. We are missing our work, social, recreational, and scholastic relationships. There are those amongst us who are lonely.
Continue reading “Hello Acadia! – July 2020”
Are you interested in adopting some cute little fluffy pets, but don’t have the space or time necessary? Perhaps you would like a little family project with a great learning opportunity? Or maybe you just want to help mother nature out a bit?
Continue reading “Hello Acadia! – June 2020”
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our Annual Garden & Art Tour, which was to be held on June 20, has been postponed until next year. We would like to thank all those who volunteered to be involved. We are only pausing. Once we have a new date, we’ll be sure to let ya’ll know. Pause…… it’s a great word to describe this very difficult time. We are waiting, sheltering in our homes, for the blizzard of COVID-19 to dissipate. Perhaps….one way to avoid feeling all this uncertainty that is enshrouding us is to think about some of the small things we can accomplish. Like – gardening – especially veggies!
Continue reading “Hello Acadia! – May 2020”
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? Continue reading “Hello Acadia: April 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. Continue reading “Hello Acadia- January Issue”
This month there’s no preamble – no pithy story to serve as an introduction. This month we’re serving up a chaotic buffet of facts.
Here are the 10 Random Things that Calgary Gardeners Ought To Know:
1. Your Zone changed.
You used to be a Zone 3. Now you’re a Zone 4. The world is now your oyster. Continue reading “Hello Acadia – November Issue”
I’m going to tell you a story.
I live in a city where people often don’t know their neighbours. I’m not sure that’s a point of pride for most, we are still prairie folk after all (that means generally friendly, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of living on the prairies). No, I think it’s because we’re a busy city. There’s hustle and there’s bustle. Continue reading “I’m going to tell you a story- Open Letter from Acadia Garden and Art Society”
Most gardeners in Calgary are familiar with peonies (or paonies). They’re long lived, fairly disease resistant, sport a wide variety of showy flowers, and like our climate.
Continue reading “Hello Acadia- April Issue”