Welcome to the Cavell Park Community Garden

Registration for 2015 now open!

Registration for the 2015 gardening season is now open. Fill out your 2015 registration form here.

Current members have until March 31st, 2015 to renew and keep their current bed. If you would like to upgrade to a larger bed, please register for your existing bed and indicate what bed size you would like to have in the “Comments and Requests” section. 

New members can register right away but they will be remain on a waiting list until at least March 31. 

Also, Please note that the Cavell Board of Directors is planning to recommend several changes to our bylaws and code of conduct at the Annual General Meeting that will be held in late April or early May 2015. These include: 
- An expedited process for dealing with untended beds 
- A requirement that all members actively participate in the management of the association and the garden 
- Mandatory attendance at one of two planning and orientation meetings held at the beginning of the season, at which opportunities for participation will be discussed and tasks will be assigned. The first orientation will be held immediately following the Annual General Meeting and a second one will be held at a later date. 
- For 4x10 raised beds and table beds, the possibility for two people to acquire membership in the association, with the right to vote at general meetings and eligibility to serve on the board of directors. If you are interested in the possibility, please provide the relevant information under "second member" below so we will have the necessary information on file if and when this change is approved.  

Fill out your 2015 registration form here.    

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December 2014

Winter is coming...

Cavell Gardeners: If you haven't done so already, please remember that all garden plots MUST be tidied up and cleared out for the winter by December 15 (with the exception of actively growing winter crops and perennials (e.g. garlic and kale). It's also not too late to plant crops such as garlic! If you need tips on what to do, let us know.

As per item 17 in the Cavell Code of Conduct:

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Cavell Garden Work Day and Fun Day

Due to weather, the next Cavell Park Community Garden workday will now be on Saturday, October 25th (rain date is Sunday, October 26th)

Despite the name "workday", these events are usually really fun and rewarding. It's a great time chatting with everyone and swapping stories about this year's gardening season.

Come out for an hour or two anytime between 10am and 4pm. Reps from the Cavell Board will be there all day, but we know most people can only get out for a couple hours. Please bring gardening/work gloves and extra tools, shovels and drills. We will be moving/rebuilding some of the beds, harvesting communal crops, winterizing the beds, planting garlic, removing the strawberry plants, amoung other things.

Bring the kids - they'll have fun exploring the garden or playing on the swings and slide. You can also bring a ball or Frisbee for the young at heart to toss around. (I heard a rumour of a Frisbee challenge during the lunch break).

If you want to bring a lunch item or snack to share, feel free to do so! Don't forget to bring your own water!


Here is the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/383645125127616/

and Cavell Garden's Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cavellgarden/



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Annual Harvest Party

SUNDAY, September 28th (changed from Saturday due to the rain). 

Join the Cavell Park Community Garden for our annual Harvest Party!

Sunday, Sept. 28th
1pm - 3pm

Admission is a potluck item (bonus points if you grew any of your ingredients!)

Family friendly event and open to the public.

This is a potluck event and there will be a BBQ on site. We will provide free hot dogs (regular and vegetarian), lemonade and hot chocolate. All other food will depend on the potluck. There will be some disposable plates and utensils, but if you want to be environmentally friendly please bring your own plate, utensils and cup.

Activities for the day include:

A free gardening workshop hosted by Kate Dutton at 1:45pm.

Free face painting for kids!

A gardening based scavenger hunt for all ages.

A prize giveaway for the top three garden plots.

Questions? Contact us at cavellparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com

www.CavellGarden.ca

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Posted in June 2014:

The 2014 gardening season has begun! All garden plots at the Cavell Park Community Garden have now been assigned. If you forget your plot number, please contact us
at CavellParkCommunityGarden@gmail.com. New numbers have been painted on the beds, so please check your number carefully. You can view a copy of the 2014 garden plan on our documents page.

It is still early in the season and sometimes plots become available  again. If you would like to added to our waiting list, please contact us at cavellparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com. Our registration form can be found on our documents page. If you were unable to secure a personal plot this year, there are still opportunities to help with the communal plots. Contact us to find out more.

We encourage everyone to visit their personal garden plots as often as possible. On Saturdays between 1pm and 3pm, you will often find fellow gardeners there for informal garden work days. The work days are generally dedicated to working on the communal beds (labelled with a "C"). So bring a pair of gloves, a trowel and lend a hand! (Weeding is usually high on the list of things to do)!

The Annual General Meeting of the Cavell Park Community Garden was held on May 11, 2014 and we elected a new Board of Directors. We still have one or two seats available, so if you would like to join the Board, contact us.

Happy gardening everyone!

Pssst. Catch up on past gardening news with our winter newsletter:

December 2013 Newsletter