Tuesday, May 24, 2011
We Couldn't Have Done It Without You!
I am so blessed to live in this community of Delta. Starting this community garden project , I had no idea what resources were out there and have relied heavily on input from other community gardens. It has been a learning experience for all the board members of the garden.
I would like to acknowledge some of our sponsors who truly believed in this project. One particular company I met at the Ladner Business Association. They asked if they could write us a cheque after hearing how much our start up expenses were. Bruce and Paula Lloyd of Cellular Mobile Services donated enough money to cover our insurance and paperwork costs. Yes, insurance, one of those things a lot of us don't think about when we walk in our city parks. A big thank you from all of us at Ladner Community garden.
We also worked with the Corporation of Delta who spent thousands of dollars extending an existing water line to the front of our garden and arranging for some donated compost. In two days all our allotment beds are filled and planted!
Thanks also goes to Open Space Yoga whose donation will make possible the installation of the children's garden. If you want to see the new children's garden, we will have a Grand Opening on June 18 at 1030am with Mayor Lois Jackson attending.
Have I told you about the Ladner Business Association? What an amazing group of people! They welcomed me to their meetings where I presented my vision. I won't forget someone standing up and asking if this community garden could be a pilot project for more in our community. Would I do this again? You bet. The Ladner businesses have supported us in many ways. Many have donated towards our upcoming fundraiser on June 12. On June 12, we will be having a Burger and a Beer Lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion #61 on Delta street from 12-3. Watch for posters about town if you would like a ticket. All sorts of great auction items will be available to bid on. Shall I say patio heater. The way the weather is going we could all use one of those.
I can't wait to celebrate the hard work and generosity of all those who have helped us get this project off the ground. I love Ladner!