Bring a picnic and a blanket to the Parkallen Community Garden on June 15, 1 p.m.
Rink Mural Part II Workshop at 2 p.m.in the ParkallenCommunity Hall
Garden Days is Canada’s largest garden party, a celebration of the vital role of gardening in our communities and lives. It begins on National Garden Day, Saturday June 15th, 2019 and continues for nine days. Promoted by the Canadian Garden Council, Garden Days encourages local gardens, garden centers, horticulture societies, garden clubs and others to create special reasons for people to visit a garden. Last year, there were hundreds of activities across the country!
This year, we’re jumping on the bandwagon! Please join us on Saturday, June 15th at 1pm to celebrate National Garden Day in the Parkallen Community Garden. Bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy the good company of neighbours, new and seasoned gardening enthusiasts alike. We invite you to enjoy a glass of lemonade and tour the community garden to learn and share in your knowledge and passion for gardens and gardening.
Tools will be available for those that want to pull a weed or water some tender shoots as our garden landscape will just be getting exciting. Pick up a garden brochure or chat with a community garden member to learn how you can be involved!
For our little people (and those like me that just love a good story), we’ll also have a big basket of garden story books available. There’s nothing like laying back on a picnic blanket in the shade with grass between your toes, while you listen to the Tale of Peter Rabbit and other literary delights.
Looking to leave a permanent fingerprint? The rink mural is being extended to the south side of the rink to become a backdrop for the garden. A workshop to create the initial drawings will be hosted in the community hall at 2pm. Come and add your art to the garden!
The Parkallen Community Garden has a new leader: Christine Watts. All ages and abilities are welcome to meet and garden with Christine at directed gardening bees on Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. and on Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m.
As always, visitors are welcome anytime and self-directed gardening is encouraged. Pull some weeds, plant (and label) something, harvest a handful of something to munch on the spot or for your dinner. See what’s coming up.
Looks for the cheery bulbs planted by the Brownies in 2015 and 2016. We’re still growing in 2017.
Marlene Wurfel attended the 2015 Edmonton Federation of Community League’s Showcase Gala this summer to accept a spotlight award on behalf of the Parkallen Community Garden and the Parkallen Community League.
The all-ages gardening projects at the Parkallen Community Garden were 1 of 5 outstanding projects showcased by the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues at their gala. The showcase included a story by CTV News’ Dez Melenka.