Call Out for Board Members

L.E.G.S. Annual General Meeting will start off the April meeting. If you are interested in becoming a board member contact us and we can tell you more about the position and the commitment required.

Seeds to Share

Bring your surplus seeds to the next LEGS meeting. Never grown from seed – come out and get some guidance from those who have. Thursday, March 3rd.

Community Garden Clean Up Sunday Oct 25

Volunteers Needed! 10 a.m. to noon.
Bring your gloves, yard waste bags, boxes for debris and water to drink.
Help rake, clean and cover the beds for the winter. Recycle and prepare compost.

191 New Toronto St – Daily Bread Food Bank grounds.

Note: There is no washroom on site.

Update on Food Garden at Daily Bread

food garden 9We started the garden in April and harvested Strawberries, Rhubarb, Black and Red Currants in June. July brought the raspberries and cherries and the beginnings of the beans, kale and spinach and tomatoes. Daily Bread and the Symes Woolner Centre were happy to receive most food garden 2of the harvest.

Rain Barrels were donated through Humber College and the rain catchers and remaining barrels (paid by Parks People Fund) arrived in July. The rain catchers were assembled and installed over linked rain barrels. We are still refining the arrangement as storms have tested the design and suggested some improvements.

LEGS volunteers built composter bins at a Food Share workshop and they have been delivered afood garden 12nd moved into place in the garden.

Because there is no water line, we were happy to have water donated several times by Food Bank. The fire department is also going to help out by possibly coming next week to fill up the rain barrels.

 

Urban Farming Pilot Project

UF2015LEGS is part of managing and monitoring an Urban Farming Pilot Project via Humber College Summer Studio. The planters at the Barsa Kelly site will be monitored using a new mobile app device that uses GPS technology to monitor plant growth and track water, fertilize, etc. levels.
Over the past 2 weeks, we have joined Craig Crane from Humber College, at Barsa Kelly Coop Community and LAMP Community Centre to build and plant versatile Urban Farming containers.

We are excited to be part of this amazing opportunity to offer & explore novel urban farming solutions.

 

L.E.G.S. Launches new Food Garden Partnership

FBGMay15image3L.E.G.S., in partnership with the Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre and local gardeners, helps keep the Food Garden at Daily Bread Food Bank growning!

The food bank garden is underway. We have added in Eggplant, Tomatoes 4 varieties, 3 varieties of basil, and replanted strawberries. We are gently tending to relocating the returning lettuces, kales, dills, and many other herbs. Plus,  several bunches of unruly but lovely raspberries must be put back with their friends.

We are also slowly expanding the butterfly garden by adding in flowering perennials and herbs, plus many more seeds such as borage, calendula and lemongrass. If you have any spare plant to contribute for the vegetable or butterfly garden we’d love to have them.

Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

Membership Renewal Time

asparagus 2Whether you are a returning member or are interesting in becoming a member, March is the time to join. The April meeting will be the Annual General Meeting where all paid up members can run and vote for this growing season’s board.

Visit the membership page to see the savings your membership card can provide.