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Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome to Varsity Lakes Community Garden

Today I am inviting you for a walk through the Varsity Lakes Community Garden and then to met some of the members.

Here is the Mandala Garden at the entrance to the garden. This is a shared area where all members can plant, nuture and pick food.


There are forty individual plots and here we see some of them.




The garden area along the back fence was created by members during a working bee using no dig gardening techniques. This area is now the home of many young fruit trees and will make a wonderful walkway as the trees grow and bear fruit.


Here are some more of the individual plots. In addition to these forty plots we also have six raised areas for the disabled and a separate area used by young mothers who gather with their children once a week.


Here are a few of the members who gathered to hear Greg from  Wormtec show us how to grow more nutrient dense food.

It was a great talk and we came to understand the Brix index with which we can measure the nutritional value of our food.

Now my goal is to increase the Brix readings of my vegetables.  Look forward to sharing this process.

Don't know how I got such a serious photo, the gardeners are usually full of laughter. Must be my photography.



19 comments:

Zoey said...

What a wonderful project. It is amazing how much can be grown in one of those plots.

Rob G said...

An excellent endeavour. I'd love to be part of something like that.

Rosemary said...

What an amazing garden and koodos to the group.

Maralyn45 said...

Wow...you have such a nice garden..thanks for sharing them..

Darla said...

Very impressive!

Jean said...

What a lovely area! The plots are so full ofmplants and lush. Great idea for the community. Jean

bettyl said...

Such a lovely idea and a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

What a beautiful area and fun idea.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday

Barb said...

What a beautiful garden! I had a very different vision of a community garden, and I was so pleasantly surprised.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful idea ot have a community garden! It looks great.

the cape on the corner said...

wow, that looks great. you should all be so proud!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great community garden. I especially love that they have accommodated the disabled and young mothers and their children. That is wonderful!

~ Tracy

Bernie said...

Marvellous ... it all looks so neat, well-looked-after and very productive. Obviously a labour of love ... congratulations to the entire team.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Perfectly perfect!! Terrific project that turned out amazing:)
*hugs*deb

suitedtotheseasons.com said...

Beautiful!!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a wonderful place. The gardeners have lots of great looking plants in their plots.

Beth said...

What beautiful raised beds. They are obviously flourishing!
Beth

Karen said...

A community garden is a wonderful thing, and I'm so glad you have shared this one. It looks so prosperous and what a joy it must be to all the gardeners.

john said...

The garden is awesome looks very neat and clean also some good plants in it thanks for sharing this
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