Hi Friends, hopefully we’ll get better at keeping this news page up to date so everyone can know how the project is progressing. Here’s a quick rundown on what’s been happening and what’s soon to be going on.


They’re a-growing! Lettuce, tomatoes, beets, chard, herbs, beans, cukes, squash, zukes, they’re all started and thriving in the Irving Centre greenhouses. We tried putting them outside last week, but our basil and tomatoes didn’t respond too well, so they’re back inside and loving it. As soon as our permanent site is ready, we’ll drop them in the ground and let the magic happen.


Good news and slow news. Good news first – the satellite garden at the cafeteria is staked out and ready for preparation. Check out our events page for a description of our little garden-work-get-together slated for Friday (May 16) at 10 AM. Bring a shovel and come help us dig! We’ve also got some garden design work to accomplish before the plants settle into their new home, if you’ve any nifty successes with companion planting, we want to hear from you!

On the slow news front, we’re still waiting for the main garden site to be cleared off. We’re waiting for the University to move some soil and some general construction junk and for the Town to move their piles of fill – we’re hoping for the action to be done by the May 24 weekend, so we’ll have to hustle to get our plants in once the soil is ready. It’s frustrating to not be able to do much planning on the site, but we’ll make the best of what we have available.


We’re going down to Home Hardware tomorrow to negotiate a sweet deal on some tools. We’re hoping for the best.


I know a fair few of folks who are mostly interested in the individual plots we’re going to offer up to the community. We’re not sure of the final dimensions of the dykeland plot (see the slow news above) so we’re not yet able to figure out how large the plots will be and how many we can offer, but updates will come as soon as we’re able to run some calculations.

That’s it for today – hope to see you all on Friday, and keeping checking back for the latest news.

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