Garden guides – “how to grow on shoestring”
By Greener Village
We’re looking at helping more people grow vegetables and garden within a tight budget this year, so we are going to put up a lead on facebook to our blog so be sure to follow us.
Also, if topics that you would like information on, have not come up please email us –email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do.
Gardening for the year starts here in Fredericton in about mid-February but not outside!
SO here we are almost at the end of January and we can start dreaming, and thinking. ….AND PLANNING .
4 questions to ask yourself in the next few weeks
What do I want to eat that I can grow?
What you want to eat will affect what you want to grow. It‘s no good growing escarole and endives if you have NO idea what they are and what you can do with them and really you like peas, carrots and potatoes!
Tip 1: MAKE A LIST of things you can and want to eat or store ( freeze, dry or can) and check off the top 10 that you like .
Based on a survey last year here at GV most people like:
Lettuce, radish, spinach, peas, beet greens,beans, summer and winter squash cucumbers, Swiss chard, carrots, tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, rutabaga.
Tip 2: WATCH : A really good young British gardener who has had his share of problems and is not scared to talk about it is Huw Richards. This was made in 2014 and he’s come a long way since then! Don’t forget UK is a lot warmer than here! Watch this Youtube from him : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koN7PPWcN8U
TIP 3: START COLLECTING – this is a crazy list until you know what it is for – next session:
Newspaper, cardboard tubes (toilet roll and paper towel central rolls), paper coffee cups with lids, roast chicken containers with lids, any other container that is not clear plastic with a lid. You will also need mason jars, rubber bands and paper towel
Happy garden dreaming!
Greener Garden Team
Alex Boyd, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org, 459-7461
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2019
Fredericton Community Services Inc, Greener Village, Home of the Fredericton Food Bank
Update Annual General Meeting
Members of the corporation of Fredericton Community Services Incorporated gathered for the 2nd Annual General Meeting under the new corporate structure at Greener Village.
The members received in depth reports of the 2018 year as well as year to date updates on the progress made in 2019. Over the past year the board of directors completed a new 4-year strategic plan, started research on a major fundraising project, commissioned a redesign of our website and began research on the possible rebranding of the organization. The organization continues to grow with the addition of new members to the Corporate Membership.
Fredericton Community Services Inc. has re-elected Daniel Taylor as President, Sharon Nussey as Vice President, Scott VanBuskirk as Treasurer, and Dorma Grant as Secretary.
Additionally, the organization re-elected the following directors Rev. Dr. Neville Gosman, Wyn Gruffydd, Kenneth Little (past president), Tim Rattenbury, to serve on our board of directors. The organization welcomes newly elected directors Greg Doucet and Leslie Reid. We would like to take a special opportunity to thank out going directors, Chris Wilby and Kate Mackay for their dedicated service to the board of directors.
The outcome of the AGM election is as follows:
President – Daniel Taylor
Vice-President – Sharon Nussey
Treasurer – Scott VanBuskirk
Secretary- Dorma Grant
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev Dr Neville Gosman
Kenneth Little (past president)
For more information on the work of Fredericton Community Services Inc, or to read our updated by-laws please visit greenervillage.org
We are at the design stage of a meal planning project and would like to sit down with potential client users to help us figure out what they would like to get from the project.
We are looking for the following types of potential users.
For more information or to volunteer e-mail Ken.
Chef Yves is part of this fantastic new project to show some simple and classic meals as part of the educational component of what we do here at Greener Village! Look for new videos weekly through October and November.
A big thank you to the folks from Social Development who came out today for their Policy Branch volunteer day. They put in a bunch of work in the boutique, gardens and warehouse and we're deeply appreciative!
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