Posted by: silverspringsgarden | June 3, 2010

Great News: Our Site has been Approved!

On June 2, Mike Stewart and Claudette Whiting met Kelly Gaulton from City Parks to obtain the final approval on our fourth designated site.  Our newly assigned site is tucked in a corner of the green space between Silver Hill Road and Silver Hill Crescent (see map).

As we are in line with approximately 60 other hopeful community garden projects evolving throughout the city, we will have to wait our turn for the initial start.  This coming mid-August, a city crew will prep the site for us, provide us with compost and topsoil, and help us with fencing.

Around this time, volunteers will start building  the planters  and working towards our garden plan, designed by our volunteer member and urban planner Yogi.  We will be ready to plant by spring of 2011.

Call for volunteers

If you have an interest in gardening, wielding a hammer, raking fresh thick garden loam and/or simply enjoy the notion of members of a community coming together for a worthwhile event, you are warmly welcomed.  We see this garden as part of the urban agricultural movement spreading across the country, a movement  that espouses sustainability, biodiversity, organically grown fresh produce and herbs in a place of beauty and peacefulness.   Our blog developed and managed by our volunteer Frank:  http// will keep you updated with upcoming work sessions and meetings.  Next meeting: June 15 at 7 pm.

Call for donations

If you wish to make a donation to this project, please send a cheque to Silver Springs Community Center, clearly marked for the Edible Garden Group.  A tax receipt is available upon request for donations over $10.00.  If you wish, you can dedicate your donation to a specific part of the garden such as  perennial plants bordering the space, benches, and or arbors, etc.

This news message will be posted in the Silver Springs Spirit



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