Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November News From the Ladner Community Garden

Ladner Community Garden Newsletter
Seed Sow and Grow

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Tuesday, November 20
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Evergreen Garden Club
 Andrea Bellamy will be our guest speaker. She will be speaking on container gardening with edibles at 7:30pm at Kin House in Ladner. Andrea is the author of the popular gardening book, Sugar Snaps and Strawberries. Guests are free.

Friday, November 30
5-8 p.m.
Open House at West Coast Seeds
A special in-store sales event at the West Coast Seeds retail store in Ladner.
Everything in the store is 15% off.
Refreshments, music and great Christmas Gift ideas for those gardeners on your list.

December 1 and 2
Phoenix Perennials Christmas Hurrah!
Phoenix is giving 4 different workshops for Christmas Decorating
Do -it- Yourself Christmas Rose Containers
Christmas Rose Centrepiece Workshop
Christmas Rose Wreath Making Workshop
Christmas Rose Outdoor Container Workshop
For more information call  Phoenix Perennials @604-270-4133 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

We are pleased to announce the second Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo on Saturday, February 9, 2013. 
This event will be held at the Ladner Baptist church in Delta, B.C. from 10am - 3 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Ladner Community Garden.
There will be presentations in the morning and afternoon.
If you would like to be involved with Seedy Saturday, please contact  Kristin at deltagardener@dccnet.com.
We need lots of volunteers to make this a successful community event.

Important Information

It is now the end of the garden season, now is the time to decide whether you would like to come back in 2013 for another great season, we would love to have you.
Application forms are available at Bryan's Bookstore in Ladner, through director,Sharon Hagel or we can send them out as an attachment to you.
Please read over the new garden rules for 2013 before sending in your registration, payment is due January 1, 2013

November 30 is fast approaching, and according to the Ladner Community Garden Terms and Conditions #1

Allotment holder agrees to have his/her allotment harvested and tidied( removal of dead plant material) by November 30, 2012 unless actively growing winter crops.
If allotment holder is unable to meet these terms and conditions for any reason, please notify the Ladner Community Garden Society or the administrators.
Please remove your stakes and take them home to store till next season, it gets very windy at the garden and today I found several compost lids further down the garden.
The garden is very slick under foot, so please watch your step.
The compost bins still have room in them especially the ones on the west side of the garden, when adding your plant material add some leaves( brown material) on top, you will find these in the grey containers at each end of the composts.

For those not returning please let myself or any other board members know and please have your plot cleaned up by November 30.

The water has been turned off by the city till next season. If using tools from the shed please ensure that the dirt has been cleaned off , we will leave a towel in the shed to clean them. The lock has been difficult to open lately, we are planning on cutting it off and putting a new one on soon.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and thank everyone for attending the Christmas social on November 10, we had a great time and the array of food was yummy and most went away with a prize.

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