Who are We?

We are the Tahsis Community Garden Society. Please email us at tahsiscommunitygardensociety@gmail.com

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Busy Bees Buzzing around the garden

Today's work party was very productive, I won't try to name each contributing member, there were so many people out and about, having fun and working together on several key projects. 

More weedwacking was done, the place is looking very tidy!

Weeding weeding weeding, this is Traci working on her paths.

Tearing up and starting with an empty space for our decorative rock garden bed under our holly tree,
shown here where Gareth and Sophia are checking out a handful of worms. 

A few welcome splashes of colour and art have been added to our garden

A temporary yet functional solution to our soft gravel dilemma that was plaguing our gardeners who use motorized wheelchairs or scooters - salvaged plywood with donated shingles for traction

Erv came and redistributed several loads of fill that is now in the right spot for assembling our 2nd garden shed, boy that is better than using wheelbarrows, for sure!

Our gorgeous sign handpainted by artist and gardener Traci is now proudly displayed
on one of our garden gates

We received several heirloom tomato plants and broccoli from a local garden enthusiast, thanks to Liz B!  After the peek inside your own personal greenhouse and garden, I will be coming to you for lots of advice!

Alisa and Sophia enjoy a cuddle by the fire

The Farm to School bed is thriving, even though we need more sun!

The fire was tended and we got rid of a good amount of our burn pile, the hosereel was inspected and we know what parts we need, The Howell kids made a fairy house just for fun, and countless other activities were going on all around.

We had a very special visit from 2 slug killers, Buttercup and Dudley.
They went right to work and left for home with full bellies.
We are all absolutely charmed by these ducks, who started their lives in the incubator in Mrs. S's Kindergarten to grade 3 room. 

HUGE THANK YOUS to everyone who comes out and works so hard on our wonderful, peaceful blossoming garden.  This group inspires true community spirit.  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ta da!

Silvie reports on a delicious first harvest:
"Easter egg radishes (there are white ones too but I ate them while at the garden), arugula and the heirloom butterhead lettuce.   I dressed the greens with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of white balsamic, salt and pepper.  Perfect."

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Congratulations Bill and Sharon

Two of our Gardeners are celebrating something very special this weekend. 
Happy 50th anniversary to the Carpenters!

Thanks Roger!

Wow, what a difference 5 hours of weedwacking can make! 
Roger, the garden looks like it's had a major face lift.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The place to be on a Friday night

Andrea checks on the grade 4, 5, 6 bed. 
Overheard, "oh look, there's were J. spilled the radish seeds on the path!"

I enjoy watching the transformation from flower to fruit in the strawberry patch.

We're starting to see more and more colours.

We loved wandering around the garden with our friend Aubrey.  Nice to see several people dropping by to check their beds, weed or water, and have a little visit!   

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Early June

The greenhouse is getting some use

Lots of variety here

a blossom already!

Our strawberry blossoms are changing into actual berries,
so it might be time to net them so the birds don't help themselves.
Marta and her friends came for a tour at the garden today and was very pleased
to see her donation of strawberry plants were thriving!

Yesterday, we had a thoughtful donation to our community garden.  Thanks to Janet for supplying us with several new herbs for our communal herb bed!  We now have basil, lemon verbena, rosemary, lavendar and chocolate mint.  Wonderful scents!  I predict an herbal tea party in our future....