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AGM – That’s a Wrap!

Thanks to all those who came out to our AGM this afternoon. Karla and Dawn, your service on the board has been much appreciated- we will miss you. Candace, Myka and Meta are thrilled to welcome Lara and Donna to the team. It was great to see a few new faces and make some improvements to our processes too, the biggest being…


  • Registration opens December 4th @ 12:00pm this year.
  • Returning gardeners must register in full by January 15th in order to retain their plot.
  • If space becomes available in the garden, plots will be offered to new gardeners by order of registration received (first-come-first-served). Folks are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as registration opens- payment is not needed at this time.
  • New gardeners will be notified whether or not they received a plot by February 1st and will have until February 15th to secure their plot by registering in full (forms and payment completed).

Looking ahead to the 2018 season, we will no longer have a “registration begins NOW!” frantic date/time. Newcomers wishing to garden in the 2018 season can register at any point throughout the year.


To see what we do about subletting and abandoned plots, which had been mentioned at the AGM, please refer to our updated Garden Guidelines & Policies.

Fall Newsletter 2015


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

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 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!


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

Garden Opening Meeting Tuesday, May 12  7:30 – 8:30

The 2015 Garden Opening Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 at the garden. Please review the Garden Guidelines beforehand, and make sure at least one gardener for your plot is in attendance. A contact information sheet will be handed out at the meeting, so let us know if you do not want your information shared.

Work Bees
Several work bees will be held in May and June. Some of the jobs we know need to get done right away are connecting the water, repairing several garden boxes, and shovelling dirt and gravel. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Season Opening Meeting.

Questions? Please contact Dawn Curtis at 446-6169 or
Myka Jones at 446-2447, or by email at 

Seed Sharing Event – YK Public Library – Sunday, March 15

Seed Sharing: Hosted by the Yellowknife Community Garden Collective.

Do you have extra seeds that you are not sure what to do with? Perhaps you are looking to try growing a new vegetable but do not want to commit to purchasing an entire package from a catalogue? Come down to our seed sharing event on March 15th with your extra seeds (or a small donation) and swap seeds with your fellow gardeners. This is also a wonderful opportunity to share gardening knowledge with or to learn from other gardeners.

No gardening experience required! All levels of gardening experience are welcome to the event.

When: Sunday March 15th 2015
Drop in anytime between 1:30 – 3:00pm. (Come early for best selection!)
Where: Yellowknife Public Library (in the Library Meeting Room)