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Gord Perks on the H.O.P.E. Garden

We recently talked to City Councillor Gord Perks about Parkdale and the H.O.P.E. Garden.

Perks has been a supporter of Greenest City from the beginning and we are thankful for his kinds words and time.

 

To learn more about GC and to donate, visit here.

Honey, I Shrunk The Garden House

In the H.O.P.E. Garden, gardeners fill their plots with veggies they choose.

Some gardeners choose to accent their space with personal objects.

This week in the garden, Gardener Mark showed off his woodworking talents and revealed his latest creation. The group was impressed with his attention to detail on this miniature tree stump house. Can you spot what may just be the world’s tiniest garden hose?!

Bravo, Mark!

A Wet First Week

The first week of the H.O.P.E. Garden’s growing season has been grey and wet.

Despite the not-so-nice weather, gardeners scrambled to get seeds in the soil and garden plots are starting to take shape!

“A Gardeners Outlook on Life”
by Laurie Jo DeGrave 2003

Take up the spade with song.
Nurture early on.
Be fervent while you plot.
Chart the spot.
Prune with certainty and care.
Growth stops there.
Patience, patience, time to grow.
Reap what you sow.
Hardly the Garden of Eden?
Thankful for another season.

TED Talks: Urban Farming

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money!”

What a great TED Talk on urban farming!

If Ron Finley can find spaces to garden in South Central LA, think of the possibilities of spreading H.O.P.E. Garden!

Shameless Plug

WateringGardenThe Greenest City’s gardens and programs served 3400 people last year.

THANK-YOU to everyone who made that possible!

High Fives!

And let’s try to beet that number this year 😉

There’s more details and stats in our 2012 Annual Report that’s hot off the press.

We’re Hiring!

Greenest City is looking for two super students who are searching for an awesome, hands on summer!

If you’re returning to high school, college, or university in the fall and are between 15-30 years of age, see the the information below or head here.

We have 2 summer student openings starting June 10, 2013

Join Greenest City’s Youth Green Squad

  • Plant trees
  • Clean up local waterways
  • Tend to (3) Urban Agriculture Plots
  • Grow Food for local Food Bank
  • Coach local residents on basic organic Gardening Best Practices
  • Help with Summer Community Potlucks
  • Build and Expand Garden pathways, beds, fences, planting areas

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