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Garage Sale, Saturday June 7


GARAGE  SALE and Seedling Sale
Saturday, June 7, 2014
9 – 12
Trails End Crescent

Consider putting out a table and joining your neighbours for a fun morning!

We hope to raise some funds for the garden from this garage sale, so donations of items or a portion of your garage sale earnings will be gratefully accepted.

Questions or items to donate? Please contact Dawn Curtis at 446-6169, Isabel Gauthier at 766-3430, or email us at


Garage sale, workshops and more!

Even though we’re still a few weeks away from planting, preparations are well under way for the 2014 gardening season. The remaining soil for the garden and some chickenpoop fertilizer should be delivered soon.

Some of the behind-the-scenes happenings include sourcing a water tank and water delivery system, a shed and fencing for the garden. These items do cost money, so if anyone has leads on where we can find them for little or no cost, please let us know.

There are also a number of great workshops planned over the next few weeks, and don’t miss your chance to participate in our annual Garage Sale. Read on for more details!

Garden Plots

Still a few garden plots available for this season!
Thanks to those of you who have already registered and paid for your garden plots for this season. There are still a few plots available. If you’re interested, please contact us at

Garden Orientation

Orientation Session for This Year’s Gardeners
Wednesday, June 11
8:00 – 9:00 pm
– at the Trails End Community Garden
There will be an orientation session for this year’s gardeners to go over the garden guidelines, watering procedures, composting and other garden-related matters.
This session is mandatory, so please make sure that at least one gardener from your household can make it.


* unless otherwise indicated, all workshops take place at the Trails End Community Garden

Soil Fertility
with Lone Sorensen
Thursday, May 8
7:30 – 9:30pm
Come learn about soil fertility. We will do soil testing, and learn how to prepare the soil for both direct sowing seeds and for planting seedlings.
Fee: voluntary donation

Build a Composter from Pallets
with Marc Casas
Saturday, May 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Learn how to build an attractive compost bin using a cheap, abundant local resource – wooden pallets!
Fee: voluntary donation

Twigs to Help Your Garden Grow
with Noelene Byrne
Come out and learn how to make sturdy, rustic twig structures that add beauty to your garden while providing practical supports for growing plants.
June, date to be announced
Stay tuned for more details.

Vertical Pallet Garden Boxes
June, date to be announced
Learn how to build attractive garden boxes using our favourite building material once again, wooden pallets!
Stay tuned for more details.

Garage and Seedling Sale

Trails End and 49A Avenue Community Garage Sale
Saturday, June 7
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help make this our most successful community garage sale effort to date, by joining in the fun and holding your household garage sale along with your neighbours. Support the Community Garden by purchasing seedlings!
Donations from your earnings to the Trails End Community Association will be gratefully accepted.

How can I show my support even if I’m not gardening?

Even if you’re not interested in a garden plot, or end up on the waiting list, please consider supporting us by becoming a member of the Trails End Community Association, which is the organization that represents the Community Garden.
This year, your support will be recognized in our wooden flower garden, and with a sampling of produce.

For more information, please see our application form.

Continue reading Garage sale, workshops and more!

Welcome to the Trails End Community Garden!

Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers and supporters, the Trails End Community Garden will be ready for planting this spring!

There are twelve full plots available. Priority has been given to those who expressed interest in a garden plot this season at the Trails End Community Association AGM last fall, and who have contributed to the project already. These households have already been notified by email.

The deadline to respond for those already notified is APRIL 15, 2014. Depending on interest, after this date there may be a few garden plots still available. We’ll provide information in early April to advise everyone of the status. Please let us know at if you’re interested in having your name put on the list for a plot.

Prices for the plots are as follows:

Full plot (200 sq ft)       $60  (available to households with two or more gardeners)
Half plot (100 sq ft)      $30  (available to individuals)
*NOTE: Only one full garden plot available per household

In addition, gardeners must be members in good standing of the Trails End Community Association:

Household membership   $40
Individual membership     $20

Plot fees and membership fees are used to pay for annual and ongoing expenses, such as insurance, land lease and water.

Even if you’re not interested in a garden plot, or end up on the waiting list, please consider supporting us by becoming a member of the Trails End Community Association. This year, your support will be commemorated in the form of a beautiful painted wooden flower with your name on it at the garden site, and a sampling of produce.

Drop off your application form and payment to Dawn Curtis, 32A Trails End Crescent, or Isabel Gauthier, 5 Trails End Crescent. You can pay by cash, cheque (to Trails End Community Association) or by email transfer to

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