Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gardens Around Town

Check out some interesting planter box projects around Vancouver.

  • Brock Elementary - with help from SPEC - Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
  • Cambie @ 2nd - look down from the Cambie bridge by the police station
  • Rogers Arena Sole Food - 100's of vegetables growing
  • Mt Pleasant park - where the former community centre was - new gardens popping up
  • Emily Carr Campus orchard - along Great Northern Way

Some good summer camps:

  • The World In A Garden 57th and West Boulevard, by Choices in South Kerrisdale
  • Southlands Farm 'Young Farmer' camps Southwest Marine Drive with all the horses, its such a gentle place transported into a world full of beehives, orchards, gardens, berries, pizza ovens and the new BCAA covered picnic area.  Frogs, dogs, ponies and ponds!Young Farmers - southlands farm

Friday, June 15, 2012

What's growing?

Potatoes (getting very tall now!), Beans, Corn, Hollyhocks, Fennel, Wild Bee Balm, Sunflowers, Catmit, grasses, horsetail, Oregon Grape, Wild Rose, Lupines and of course, Sunflowers.
Sunflowers popping up in the neighbourhood,  Fennel in the planter boxes

SUNSHINE is just around the corner... the last 2 summers when the high system moved in, it stayed and we are almost there!  The watering families remember :-)!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kindergarteners get to work

With our classroom set of trowels (thank you to our funders!), two kindergarten classrooms from the Annex got to work and planted the seedlings they had so carefully grown in their windowsills.
Thank you to all the parents who came out and helped protect the 'babies' while being planted!  Any family wanting to help water this summer please contact us at info@generalwolfegardens.com

When those Grade One's return in September, there may be sunflowers taller than their teacher!  They also planted the popular 'Teddy Bear' variety and tasty nasturtiums.

When one boy was asked to move along, he stared at the seedlings and said "But we like them so much!"