Join the last work party of the season at the ­Fernwood ­Community Centre on ­Saturday, ­September 14th, 10am to 1pm

›› Mila Czemerys

As fall rolls in, it will be time to do some harvesting, maintenance, and mulching at the kitchen garden and orchard at the ­Fernwood Community Centre.

It has been a really great year in the ­gardens! We installed three new ferro-cement garden beds in front of the ­centre. These beds added more space to allow us to grow things like lettuce, beans, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, beets, ­peppers, ­kale, herbs, and so much more! All the food harvested from these beds is used in our community meals.

We also planted a pollinator garden and perennial food bed to the west of the Centre. We repaired our irrigation system as well. A huge thanks to the City of Victoria’s My Great ­Neighbourhood Grant for providing funds to support these ­projects!

If you’d like to join us at the Fall Garden Work Party, please email mila@­ or just show up. Please wear clothes that can get dirty. Lunch will be provided. Everyone welcome!

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