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...
Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

A tour of the garden shows that quite a few of our members are garlic fans. Growing garlic requires a little thinking ahead because it has to be planted in the late fall. The harvest comes at the height of the next summer, but there is a spring reward for fall labour...
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...
Community Squash Patch

Community Squash Patch

With the long sunny days and warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately, our community squash patch is thriving. The summer squash are in full production and the winter squash and pumpkins are taking shape nicely. A few of those pumpkins promise to be...