Fall Newsletter 2015

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Well, the gardening season sure flew by this year, and from the looks of things everyone had success with their harvests. It’s quickly coming up on time to close up the garden for the season. A few things need to be done to put it to bed for the winter. Please note that water delivery has now ended for the season.

Help with the compost
To make space for the garden waste from all of our plots, Marc needs help with the compost.  Materials need to be moved along from one composter to another. As well, a front needs to be added to one of the bins. Anyone able to help with this task, please contact Marc at cramcasas@hotmail.com.

Cleaning out the garden beds
Please make sure your garden plot is emptied out and weeds are removed from around your plot by the end of October. Non-weed materials can go in the composter once the work mentioned above is done. Weeds can be placed in the garbage bins marked “WEEDS”.

Dirt for your garden plot
There is still extra dirt on the ground at the front of the garden near the picnic table. Please help yourself if you need to top up the level in your garden.

Recording your donations
Don’t forget to track your produce donations. One of the conditions of our lease with the City of Yellowknife is that each garden plot donates ¼ of its yield to a registered charity organization. Please track your donation using the online form. There is a list of organizations on the page.

Sauerkraut Workshop – Saturday, October 17
Do you have more cabbage then you know what to do with? Please join Amy Lam for a hands-on sauerkraut-making workshop! Amy will walk us through the steps to make this delicious probiotic.
When:   Saturday October 17 from 1:30 to 2:30
Where:  Abe Miller Building kitchen (4912-53 street).
Cost:     By donation

To reserve a space (maximum of 20 people) please contact Karla at karla.langlois@tetratech.com or 445-7761 by October 14.

Participants will need to bring a 1 L clean glass jar (mason jar, old pickle jar or Fido clamp style jar), a cutting board, and a cabbage. You may also want to bring your favourite knife, but not necessary.

Trails End Community Association AGM
The 2015 AGM will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16 at 6 Trails End (Linda and Tom’s place). Please make sure that all members of the Association are present, or assign a proxy. Download a proxy form here.

A big thank you to Bromley and Sons
Once again, a big thank you this season to Bromley and Sons for supplying our water for the garden. By way of thanks, gardeners dropped off a large basket of produce and goodies to the water depot. We couldn’t do it without you, Bromley and Sons!

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Questions about the Trails End Community Garden? Please contact Dawn Curtis at 446-6169 or Myka Jones at 446-2447, or by email at trailsendgarden@gmail.com. 

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