Who are We?

All residents with a permanent Tahsis mailing address are eligible to apply for a plot at the Tahsis Community Garden. Please speak with any of the Directors for further information or to be added to the wait-list.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Best Slugfest Ever!

We had a G R E A T turn out for the Community Garden's 7th Annual Slugfest.  Volunteer Michelle took a count about midway and best estimate is that there were 65 visitors to the garden.  We ran out of lemonade (stinkin hot!) but everyone got a fruit kebab or a slice of watermelon.  Thanks to Kim for purchasing the fruit and finding the best strawberries in all of Nanaimo and to Silvie, Slicer of Fruit. 

But more important, the Grand Slug Hunter 2018 is Silas - who found 22 slugs.  Silas' brother Elijah came in second with 21 slugs, and brothers Carter & Kessler tied for third, with 16 slugs each.  Slug Master Juanita tallied the slugs, read some slug stories to the children, and also brought along Dudley the Duck for show and tell.  Thank you Juanita - you kindness abounds.  Many thanks to Janet Kirsop who hand crafted Norman, the Grand Prize Slug.  

Kudos to Jim, who built some sweet birdhouses for the kids to paint.  Gabe's colour combo was just excellent and Karma's wee birdfeeder was another work of art, among many.  

Lynda did a wonderful job making sure everything was set up and organized.  Thanks to Kim for lending her voice to address the crowd and to member volunteers Maureen, Michelle & Silvie who helped set up, take down and clean up.  Jim and Sarah F. also lent a hand with the tents, always appreciated, what a terrific community!   

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tahsis Days - Silent Auction

Community Garden VP, Rita has donated this limited edition print to the Village of Tahsis Silent Auction on behalf of the Society. 

'The Accolade' is the work of artist Edmund Blair Leighton 1853 - 1922, an English painter of historical genre scenes. Professionally Framed Value: $200. 

Stop by the Silent Auction (Rec Centre) during Tahsis Days to put in your bid. Thank you Rita!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Garlic Scapes!

GARLIC SCAPES are available at 'the Local' (beside the Tahsis Post Office) for $4/bunch. These versatile veg can be grilled, roasted, stir fried, added to pesto and even be used as a skewer for a nice garlicky beef sate.  Visit this site for recipes.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Solstice Celebration

We had a picture perfect night at the Community Garden for the Second Annual Solstice Potluck.  Members and guests had their fill of desserts (thankyou to the St.Denis family for bringing a non-dessert dish!).  Rita delivered a lovely garden blessing and we are all thankful for the exceptional space we have created. 

Roy & Juanita

Sweetie & Mum

Maureen examines a found treasure

Rita's Garden Blessing 

Cookie works the room

Dining al fresco

Here comes busy Brooke! 

Sarah's potatoes are coming along! 

Juanita has a look at the F2S garden

Another found treasure

Sharing the love

Terry & Lynda talking vegetables

Catherine & Lynda, enjoying the soft summer light
Beautiful Mt. McKelvie, our village watershed
as viewed from the Tahsis Community Garden

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Summer Solstice Potluck Party June 20th

All Members - Hail the Sunshine!
It's time to celebrate 
the Tahsis Community Garden on the year's longest day. 

Summer Solstice Potluck Party
Wednesday, June 20th at 7 pm

In keeping with last year's event, invitations may be extended to family and friends - just let them know that the garden is a trash free zone and to BYOP (bring your own plate - utensils, etc) along with a dish for sharing. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018


2002 - 2018
Faithful Friend and Garden Companion

Friday, May 25, 2018

General Meeting Monday June 4 @ 7 pm

General Meeting - All Members

Focus will be on the:
Annual Summer Solstice Gardeners Potluck Party
and planning for 
Slugfest / Tahsis Days Silent Auction 
coming up in July. 

Agenda will be emailed next week.  

Monday, May 14, 2018

garden Clean Up

Thank you to everyone that braved the heat and shared their Mother’s Day with us in the garden. It was nice to meet the new garden members who dug right in preparing the garden for a bountiful season for all to enjoy!  We accomplished a lot today.  Hoping this good weather is here to stay as the May long is usually the start of great growing season.  Thanks again to all those that came out today. Everyone working together will keep the TCG flourishing and growing!  - Kim

Photos by Lynda :) thank you! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring Work Party

All Members - it's time to clean up our community garden for the season.  Any and all help sincerely appreciated. :)

Sunday, May 6, 2018

And we have a Winner!

Congratulations to Doreen Towle who won the mason bee house and garden whimsy raffle. Thank you to Catherine and Lynda for manning the TCGS table at the Spring Bazaar. 

We had a lot  of people support our local fundraising garlic bed by signing up for purchase of garlic when it is ready to be harvested. This money will help with the ongoing maintenance and expansion costs of the Tahsis Community Garden. 

Thank you to everyone that supported our raffle and looking forward to our harvest of Local Organic Garlic for those who signed up. 

If you missed the sign up sheet  at the bazaar please call Kim Anderson 250 934 6465 or any of our executives or garden members to add your name to the list and we will contact you when it is ready. It will also be available at the Local.

All the big beds are taken but there are some tabletop beds still available.  Can’t wait to see what everyone is growing this year!

Kimberley Anderson

TCGS President