Garden Patch

A Look at the Garden Patch in 2016

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch has been tucked in for the winter and will spend the next 6 months resting after a busy gardening season!  Through out the spring, summer and fall, the garden is a vibrant, growing place, always a buzz.  Check out the 2016 Garden Patch Review for a re-cap of the exciting events, workshops and growth that went down at the Garden Patch over this past growing season!

CLICK HERE to download the full PDF

Community Greenhouse Feasibility Study

The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre commissioned a study with the financial support of the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan, to explore the feasibility of a Community Greenhouse in Saskatoon, referred to in the report as a Food Discovery Centre. Please view the results of our study below, released in November 2015.

Read the summary by clicking here!

Click here to download the full report.

Financial support for this project has been provided by the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan through the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Saskatchewan (ACAAFS) Program.

Harvest Time!

   

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Harvest time is here at the Garden Patch!

Volunteers have been busy helping with the harvest at the Garden Patch the last few weeks. Please join us on Saturday August 24th for a Group Volunteer Day. Come lend a hand at the Garden, or come to visit and look around. Drop in between 7AM-1PM. No need to RSVP. Families Welcome!

Please contact Brit.m@saskatoonfoodbank.org with any questions. Please bring water, and sun protection!

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Weedin' Wednesday continues until the end of September. Join us at the Garden every Wednesday between 4PM - 8PM. Drop by and lend a hand or come say hi!

No need to RSVP. Drop in. Families Welcome!

Where is the Garden Patch?

The Garden Patch is located on the 900 block of 3rd Ave N.

Check HERE for a map.

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Group Planting Days and Garden Helper Positions

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A big Thank You to Ernie Fast, our dedicated volunteer, for helping load our manure, and till it in the Garden Patch to prepare it for planting!

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The Garden Patch could use the help of enthusiastic volunteers this week! Please drop in between 2PM-6PM on Wednesday May 29, or 2PM-6PM on Wednesday May 30. No need to RSVP, but email brit.m@saskatoonfoodbank.org if you would like more information. There are lots of projects to do. Planting, painting, bean pole teepees, raised beds, and mulching.

Come on out and get play in the dirt!

Please bring gloves and water. Thank you :)

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              Saturday June 8th 9AM-12PM Group Helping Day!

Come Join us at the Garden Patch for another Group Helping Day. There will be lots to do around the Garden including planting, mulching and painting. Drop in anytime between 9AM-12PM. No need to RSVP. There will be seeds to take home and plant!

Don't Forget your sun hat, gloves and water.

We appreciate all of your help and support!

The Garden Patch is located on the 900 block of 3rd Ave N, just south of 33rd St and Warman Ave. It is a large lot on the East side of 3rd Ave N surrounded by a blue fence.

See you at the Patch!

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Would you like to be a Garden Helper?

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We are starting a new volunteer initiative. We would like to invite volunteers to the Garden patch for an hour, or for an entire morning/afternoon throughout the season. We are starting Garden Helper volunteer shifts which will run every week. The Garden Helper times are:

    Tuesday's between 9-12              Wednesday between 1-4              Thursday between 9-12

You can come for an hour/afternoon on a specific day throughout the year, or have a more regular weekly or bi-weekly volunteer position. For example, you can come to volunteer for one day, June 4th from 9-10AM, or you may decide to come in every other week on Wednesday at 2PM. You are invited to come lend a hand during any of these hours. Please RSVP. The continued support of volunteers is how our garden 'grows'! You can RSVP/Register for these volunteer shifts and positions through the Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator, Rehanna. She can be reached at rehanna@saskatoonfoodbank.org, or by phone at 306-664-6565. You may also contact the Urban Agriculture Coordinator Brit for more information at brit.m@saskatoonfoodbank.org. Thank you for your support!

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Find our more about what's happening at the Garden Patch on our Urban Agriculture Page Here. 

 

The Vegetables of Our Labour

The Arrested Development Team did our final harvest at the Garden Patch tonight! These photos are from our last four bountiful weeks of picking carrots, beets, radish and onion. We even got a few little garlic tonight! (Sad, very sad looking little garlic!) Being involved in the Garden Patch has been great fun! And it was not huge amount of work! An hour a week with about 3-4 of us coming out kept our little plot on track. We would highly encourage other groups/businesses/organizations to get involved for a good cause and to help those in the community who may be less fortunate than ourselves.

Thanks Jasmin & Matt for all your hard work! Can't imagine how much time and effort you've put into this great project!

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