Lots of fun was had in the garden this past Saturday, despite some typical Vancouver fall weather! There were many tasks to take part in, such as "topping" our buckwheat cover crop (seen above being done by Aiden). This ensures that the buckwheat, now gone to seed, does not disperse in the wind.
Other jobs included painting and assembling the produce library, which is still in progress. Thanks to Robin for spearheading this project which will provide a place for garden members to store surplus vegetables for anyone in the community to share.
There was also lots of harvesting to be done- and certainly more to do in the coming weeks! Come along to help us harvest at the last two work parties: October 7th and 21st!
After the work party, many gathered for Master Gardener Selina's workshop on garlic. We learned a lot about the different (and best) varieties of local garlic, and tasted some too! Some fortunate garden bed members planted some garlic in their beds with the hopes of a delicious bounty next summer!
Lastly, the Shakespeare in the Garden Original Play was rained out this week, but is set to go next Saturday, October 7th at 3:30!
Make sure to come out to the next two work parties, which both have special events afterwards:
- October 7th: 10am Work Party followed by Three Sisters Lunch and Salmon Caravan Celebration, followed by The Garden (an original play)
- October 21st: 10 am Work Party followed by a presentation on "Riley Park Through the Ages" and then Artful Community Reflections