Volunteers (Rotarians and Friend’s of Rotary) have been busy harvesting vegetables from the Rotary Club of Bathurst’s Community Garden in Coronation Park.
Thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work this summer.
Especially our ‘Garden Expert’ Irenee.
What we harvest goes to the Bathurst Volunteer Centre’s Food Bank.
Just a quick update about the Rotary Community Garden. We had a great day yesterday with the best turnout yet working at the garden. Thanks to Cletus for arranging the delivery of crushed rock that was donated by St Isidore Asphalt. With the help of Brent Stever operating Bruce’s tractor, Bruce, Bruce’s son Gabo, Lloyd, Ron, Gerry, Paul, Irenee’s brother Gilles and of course our master gardener Irenee; we managed to get the job done. A big thank for the hard work of all of those who participated; and I know many of you would have been there if it wasn’t for work commitments.
Hats off to Lina Hebert, a local senior who came out and raked and shoveled just like a young kid. By the way, her mother is 106 years old, so we should be good for a while. The garden is looking fabulous and will be ready to double next year’s crop.
Another big thank you to Calvin Scott from Scotts Nursery who dropped by and told us he will be donating to the club all our tomato plants, cucumbers and various seeds for next year. He will also be ordering two flowering crab apple trees from which we can produce crab apple jelly. These trees will be planted this fall.
Kudos to Gerry Legere’s wife Diane who made 24 bottles of chow with our left over green tomatoes and onion, and dropped them off at the Foodbank, very thoughtful !
That’s it for now folks; and again thanks to everyone who helped make this very worth while project a reality !
Great thanks to contributions from St. Isidore Asphalt (fill) and Doucet Landscaping (trucking of fill).
On Wednesday Sept 16th, one o’clock, we’re setting up the additional 15 raised beds for next season.
Help is needed in order to keep it to a short afternoon. So bring a shovel, rake or wheel barrow. Bruce V. is coming with his tractor which should make it a lot easier.
Help us out for even just an hour. The third Rotary test “will it build Good Will and Better Friendships?”
All New Volunteers Welcome
Community garden committee
After Sunday, August 30, 2015’s Harvest, the Community Garden yielded:
45 lbs tomatoes
55 lbs beans
21 dozen cucumbers
10 lbs green peppers
Some lettuce and turnips (more to come) =approx. value $675. Thanks all for your help!Community Garden Committee
What a beautiful photo of the Community Garden
20 cucumbers already picked from the Bathurst Community Garden this week
We now have four rain barrels set up and full of water.