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City of Yellowknife 2015 Gardening Workshops

Hello Gardeners,

The City of Yellowknife is hosting five gardening workshops from now until late April.

The first workshop is being hosted next week by Lone Sorenson, called “Time to Plan Your Food Garden”.

Time to Plan Your Food Garden (15 years+)
Course ID 16626
15 Yrs. and over
Wednesday Feb-18-2015
7:00PM – 9:30 PM
PSAV Multi Purpose Room-Multiplex

Getting serious about growing local food for yourself and/or for the Farmer’s Market? If you are interested in or committed to growing your own food garden, or for growing food for the Farmer’s Market, the middle of winter is the right time to get started. In this workshop, you will learn how to be organized and ready to grow incredibly nutritious vegetables this coming growing season. You will learn how to select seeds that grow well in our North of 60 climate and how to plan your garden for maximum yields, including a strategy to ensure good soil conditions. You will learn where and how to order seeds and other supplies that may be hard to find locally. You will also get ideas on how to expand your garden or build a new garden.

Other City of Yellowknife gardening workshops

(see the Winter 2015 Recreation Guide website to register)

  1. How to Start Your Tomato Seedlings (March 11, 2015) ($16.75): Learn how to start your tomato seedlings indoors using the soil block method: save on space, time, and money. You will learn how to make small soil blocks into which you can plant your tomato seeds. Also learn how to transplant seedlings from a small block to a larger ones, and to eventually outdoors.
  2. How to Grow Food in Small Spaces (April 1, 2015)($16.75): Growing food in small spaces is a state of mind! You will learn how to look at the space you currently have and find ways to expand it. Find out about different creative options available to your particular situation. Using concrete examples from the instructor’s own garden and greenhouse, you will discover new spaces and ways to grow food you did not know existed!
  3. Starting Seedlings for Outdoor Growing (April 8, 2015) ($16.75): Learn how to start seedlings for your food garden such as cabbage, cauliflower and other food plants that are suited for the North of 60 climate. All materials are provided.
  4. Ready, Set, Plant! (April 29, 2015) ($16.75): Getting ready to plant can be tricky. In this workshop, you will learn; how to do your own soil testing; and how to prepare your soil; the best time to plant; how to direct seeds and transplant seedlings; and how to properly care for your spring garden.

2014 AGM Minutes and Financial Statement

2014 AGM Minutes and Financial Statement

Thank you to those who were able to make it out to the 2014 AGM in December.

The 2015 board members are:

Linda Maljan
Isabel Gauthier
Karla Langlois
Dawn Curtis
Myka Jones

Stay tuned for information coming soon about the 2015 gardening season!

Questions? Please contact Dawn Curtis at 446-6169, dawngcurtis[@] or
Isabel Gauthier at 766-3430, gauthier.isabel[@]

AGM – Trails End Community Association December 3, 2014

Trails End Community Association
Annual General Meeting

The Trails End Community Association (Community Garden) Annual General Meeting is coming up soon. Please try to attend, especially if you are interested in gardening next year. If you can’t attend, you can participate by proxy. All you need is written instructions, signed by you, authorizing another member to vote for you.

What:  Trails End Community Association AGM
When:  Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time:    8:00 pm
Where: #6 Trails End Crescent

To vote, you must be a member in good standing. Memberships are $20/individual, and can be paid at the AGM.

Questions? Please contact Dawn Curtis at 446-6169, or
Isabel Gauthier at 766-3430, or by email at

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

The Trails End Community Association would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters. Without them, the garden would not be possible:

City of Yellowknife
Walmart-Evergreen Green Grant
Boreal Garden Centre
Bromley and Sons
Yellowknife Community Garden Collective
Yellowknife Direct Charge Co-op
Carothers Home Hardware Building Centre
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Greg Rogers

Maureen and Tim  Van Overliw