Harvest Festival this Saturday! September 21 from 11 – 3

The Strathcona Community Gardeners Society is a non-profit charitable society with a Board of Directors made up of gardeners from both Strathcona and Cottonwood Community Gardens. Membership dues are $10 per year and plots are rented for $5 per plot per year. There are monthly meetings and regular work parties for working on common areas – paths, fruit trees, compost turning clean up and building projects. The gardens have several objectives: to provide garden space to area residents for food growing; to reclaim, restore, and maintain the gardens using organic methods; to improve the wildlife habitat by diversifying the range of plants that can be grown; to use the gardens in an educational role for gardeners and the community as a while through workshops, tours, and day to day exchange; to provide a place for area residents to visit and enjoy.

Scheduled Events

  • 11 – 1 — Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Willoughby Arevalo
    11:30 – 12:30 — Herb talk and walk with Fiona Smulders
    2-3 — Pollinator Talk with Brian Campbell
    Tree talk and walk with gardener David Tracey
    Biological Pest Control talk and walk with gardener Jim Matteoni
  • Japanese Flower arranging at Cottonwood

General Events

  • Morning Activities include: seed bomb making, kid’s grain grinding and baking,
  • All Day: cider pressing, garden tours, straw play pile
  • Midday: PowWow Drum Circle, natural dyes from the garden, seed generation celebration, Carnival Band procession, fibre spinning (as part of worldwide spin in public day)
  • Afternoon Activities include: kid’s earth painting, tea blending, making cordage from plants

If you would like a garden plot and are interested in joining the gardens, please visit the Policies and Procedures page then come to our next work party.

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The proposed Malkin Connector threatens our gardens. Save Strathcona and Cottonwood Gardens

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