Some dates for our volunteers to note

In the next few weeks we will be preparing the garden and starting to plant out our crops. If you can come along and help we would be very pleased to see you.

Regular work times will be:

  • 9 to 11 am on weekends (usually Saturdays)
  • 4 to 6 pm on weekdays (usually Wednesdays)

Our planned work-days in the next couple of weeks are:

  • 16 May – basic site preparation
  • 22 May – Dorset School will be planting their patch
  • 23 May – a general work day that will include planting beans and peas
  • 30 May – planting the “giant” pumpkins (competition)
  • 6 June – planting the tomatoes, cucumbers and other crop plants

Giant Pumpkins

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PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS,  PUMPKINS,  PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS.

Do you think you can grow the BIGGEST pumpkin in Baie D’Urfé.  This summer the FFYGPA is holding a pumpkin growing contest.  We have the seeds from a champion pumpkin (600 pounder) and the dirt, you plant it and give it your best care during the growing season.  If your pumpkin is the BIGGEST you WIN a PRIZE! Come on kids, young and old.  Challenge your friends, or maybe Tennis club versus the pool. Planting day is Saturday May 30th.  Watch the electronic bulletin board for a reminder.  We only have fifteen seeds so come early!

If you would like to volunteer, or simply are seeking more information about the Fritz Farm garden, please get in touch or just come to our monthly meeting and get involved, for a day, a week or for the whole season.  Or if you have a green idea stuck in your head, contact us, we want to hear it.  The garden is a great use of land at Fritz Farm, help us put the farm back in Fritz.

Looking for volunteers

Spring will be here before long (really !) and the Garden at Fritz team are looking for some volunteers willing to help us with the season ahead and the promotion of this venture in the town community.

A couple of jobs have been filled, but there are plenty of other interesting opportunities … and even the people who have taken an area of responsibility could use a little help.

If you would like to volunteer, or simply are seeking more information please get in touch with us at gardenatfritz@gmail.com

We are seeking:

  • Town Liaison: (position filled)
    Facilitate communication with Baie D’Urfé Town Council.
  • Fund Raising and Promotional Activities:
    Baie D’Urfé Days parade.
  • Volunteer Coordinator & Communication:
    Maintain volunteer list and email communication.
  • Produce Delivery:
    Delivery to Provigo and other produce recipients.
  • News & Views Monthly Article:
    Promote garden with monthly articles.
  • Planting & Maintenance:
    Planning, record keeping, planting and maintenance of garden.
  • Website Design & Updating: (position filled)
    Maintain and updating of website.

Come and help us for an hour

Bonjour à tous!

Nous serons au potager ce vendredi de 4-5PM environ pour faire un peu de travaille dans le potager. Nous avons des plants à enlever et toujours des tomates à cueillir.

RSVP si vous voulez être des nôtres. Si vous avez d’autres disponibilités cette semaine ou la prochaine, laissez-nous savoir aussi.

Merci!

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Hi everyone!

We will be at the garden on Friday from 4-5ish PM to do a little clean-up and picking. There are a few plants that need to be removed and some tomatoes that remain to be picked.

RSVP if you would like to join us. If you have other availabilities this week or next, let us know!

Who benefits from our crops?

Most of the vegetable we grow are donated to local food banks , good causes or  charities such as the following…

West Island Volunteer Bureau , Meals on Wheels , Ste Anne de Bellevue Branch  www.cabvwi.org

Services Communautaires On Rock Community Services   www.onrock.org

West Island Mission  http://www.westviewlife.org/#/missions/west-island-mission

St Columba by the Lake Food Ministry  www.stcolumba.ca

 

We have also sold some produce in our local Provigo store as a fund-raiser

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From left to right Daja Vodanovic , Brian Manning , Isabelle Anne Bisson ,Robert Brown , Francis Deroo , owner of Provigo Baie D’Urfe who is a proud Corporate sponsor of the FFYGP.