2015 Community League Showcase Award

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 […]

Gentlegardeners: Start your seeds

It’s that time of year: Parkallen Gardeners: Start your seeds! Brent has special-ordered seeds from North Carolina where the PuckerButt Pepper Company claims to have cultivated the hottest pepper ever grown in the history of the world. Of course we’re willing to swap seedlings this Spring. What are you growing? We’re on eggshells over here waiting […]

Guilt in the Garden by Marlene Wurfel

Since I’ve been directing the Parkallen Sprouts and the Parkallen Community Garden, I’ve been getting a new look from some of my neighbours that I didn’t used to – it’s one that signifies intense garden-related-guilt. “No, Marlene,” they tell me when I drop by their homes, “please don’t look at my garden. It’s so full […]

September is Harvest Time

It’s harvest time and we’re celebrating with a Parkallen Community Harvest Potluck at the Parkallen Hall. Parkallenians of all ages are welcome. Bring a dish that features something you grew, wild harvested, or purchased from a local, sustainable source like a vendor at the farmer’s market or Eat Local First. The potluck meal is at 6:00 p.m. on […]