Mower and Weedeater Safety

Mower and Weedeater Safety

Volunteers on the lawn care team take responsibility for ensuring that our paths are mowed and garden plots are edged. They make the garden a much more pleasant place to visit. If we had to slog through long grass or pull the ever-creeping...

Potato Patch Progress

Potato Patch Progress

by Tracy Hueppelsheuser, Potato Patch Volunteer Lead Our potatoes are growing taller and blooming! Good work, Potato Volunteers, keeping them watered, weeded, and...

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

photographed and submitted by Tracy Hueppelsheuser, Potato Patch Volunteer Lead (and entomologist) This beautiful visitor to the community garden potato patch is enjoying a drink in the damp soil. Click on the image to the left to get a closer look at the...

Surprise Gift for Mom Event

Surprise Gift for Mom Event

We held our first event especially for children on on May 9, 2015. Children, parents, and grandparents had lots of fun making a Surprise Gift for Mom. They painted ladybug rocks and learned about beneficial insects in garden. They also hand-crafted their very own...

Our Annual Goats Are Here

Our Annual Goats Are Here

Our summer guests have arrived! The Abbotsford Community Garden is the happy host of a pair of young female goats every year. They stay with us for the summer, controlling the blackberries and delighting the children, then rejoin their herd in the fall. A team of...

First Potato Planting

First Potato Planting

by Tracy Hueppelsheuser, Potato Patch Volunteer Lead The first community potato patch planting of the year took place today. We planted three varieties in three rows. First row:  Norland (red skin, white flesh).  Second row: Worba (yellow-white flesh) Third row;...

The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden

by Anne O’Leary, Herb Garden Volunteer Lead Our enthusiastic herb team met for the first time in early April. We wondered around identifying most plants, cleared away winter debris, transplanted a few and turned all the soil. Lumber was found to make a new border on...

Garden Design

Garden Design

by Elsie Friesen, Educational Events Coordinator Our first Garden Talk of the season on April 25, 2015, went well with 25 in attendance – some new gardeners along with some seasoned ones. Landscape designer Nancy Moore covered some basics as to what helps make a...

Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening

One of the bonuses of re-registration is that we can visit our plots year round, even if the season is dark and rainy. With a little planning, winter gardeners can take home fresh produce from their plots during November, December and beyond. These photos were taken...