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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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Public Produce

Meanwhile, back at the Food Bank..

With a couple of rainy days ahead that would keep us from the garden we turned our attention to urban ag projects at the Saskatoon Food Bank on Ave C South.  Repurposing and upcycling old cinder blocks into a creative planter, yes please!  The Habitat for Humanity Restore gave us a deal on a pallet of cinder blocks and Gerry kindly delivered them across the street with the forklift.  In order to stack them we would need to remove the old mortar that was on....all four sides??!!  We hadn't thought about that:(  Next - to enhance stability we used Liquid Nails to adhere them all together.  The areas open for planting (above ground level) got some chicken wire covered in landscaping fabric wedged into the bottom.  We were then able to start planting in them!

We read an article saying that if you blend up some yogurt, moss and a bit of sugar, paint on a wooden or concrete surface & keep it moist it should grow into lush green graffiti. We decided to write encouraging mesages with this concoction on our beautiful cedar planter boxes made by Core Neighbourhood Youth Coop.

Fingers Crossed!!