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2017 Pumpkin Contest Winner

This morning was the weigh-in for the 2017 Giant Pumpkin Contest. Each spring we give special seeds to young members of our community which they can grow on in part of the Garden at Fritz. Unlike last year, the weather … Continue reading

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Appreciation

We have just received this letter from the West Island Assistance Fund Foodbank that receives vegetables from the Garden:   Dear Sirs,   On behalf of the West Island Assistance Fund we thank you for your donation of fresh vegetables. … Continue reading

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Press Day at the Garden

Saturday morning is a regular opportunity for the volunteers to harvest vegetables. Today we invited the Montreal press to come along and watch us at work … one or two made it 🙂

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Wednesday we were picking …

The 2017 harvest continues apace – lots of fresh food boxes going to the food banks we serve.

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Wonderful Harvest (and tiny visitors)

The harvest we are gathering at the Fritz Garden this summer is simply wonderful. We have been gathering boxes and boxes of beans, cucumbers, celery, aubergines, beets, cilantro, zucchini/courgettes etc and our expansive rows of tomatoes are starting to ripen. … Continue reading

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First Pickings 2017

This morning, our volunteer gardeners picked the first crop of vegetables of the year … at this stage mostly beans and beets. They are now on their way to one of the local food banks.

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Signs of a Wonderful Season

The cooler than usual and moist weather we are enjoying this year is making the crops in the garden grow really well this year – everything is green and lush and we look forward to having a good harvest in … Continue reading

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The Garden Today

The new information sign has been erected and (almost) all the vegetables are planted … next work party is on Saturday 24 June from 9-11am. Please come and help.

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The Garden is Under Way

The garden is looking good – all the row covers and irrigation lines are in place and most of the crops have been planted … including the children’s entries for the annual pumpkin contest. BUT there are still things to … Continue reading

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Planting is well under way

Preparing the garden and planting is well under way … around 150 tomato plants plus aubergines, onions etc went in on Saturday. Please come and lend an hour to the garden on Wednesday between 4-6pm and next Saturday from 9-11am

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