Hello and welcome to the Pine Grove Bible Church’s Community Garden Project for 2017. We are a bunch of amateur gardeners looking to join into community with other gardeners in the neighbourhood around 2144 East Acres Road to grow wonderful garden produce this year.
Here’s how it works:
- You contact Don Buckingham, the Pine Grove Rep at firstname.lastname@example.org to rent your garden box from Pine Grove. It costs you only $20.00 for the whole season, payable to Pine Grove on or before May 1, 2017. Gardeners of all levels of experience are welcome!
- What is a garden box you ask? It is a 4 foot by 4 foot plot of wonderful growing soil and a cage to protect the plants from critters who would like to eat your lovely plants. You only have to supply the seeds or the seedlings and we provide the rest: box and cage, soil, and water. You can plant anything so long as it fits in the box and is legal to grow. We use the square foot gardening method.
- We have 10 boxes to rent out this year and 2 additional ones that Pine Grove Garden Guardians grow food in to give to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard.
- Our season is from April 15 to October 15 (the growing season is more like 5 months – 150 days from May 10 to October 10) with the following tentative schedule:
Monday, April 24 at 7 pm – Classroom session: “So you want to learn about growing vegetables?” An introductory session on gardening
Monday, May 8 at 6 pm – Group construction of four new boxes and cages, filling them with soil and topping up the existing 8 boxes with new soil
May 15 – June 5 – Everyone plants their boxes with vegetables of their choice
Every Monday at 6 pm starting July 3 – Group gardening and harvest nights
For more information, and to secure a garden box for the 2017 season, contact:
Don Buckingham at email@example.com