Who are We?

We are the Tahsis Community Garden Society. Please email us at tahsiscommunitygardensociety@gmail.com

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mason bee house is up

Since the sun was shining and the primulas were planted, I put the Mason bees out today. Now, it is bucketing down. We had many more cocoons than there were spaces. Should be a good sized group.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Planting Crowns On the Queen's Birthday


We finally got a nice sunny day in Tahsis and the timing was perfect - there were 50 asparagus crowns to go into the 
Farm to School garden. 
 


A last minute call went out to CMESS students and a few were able to participate in the planting with Organic Master Gardener Terry. 



Our resident 'Duck Lady' Juanita, suggested that if anyone had a birthday today, that would be a good way to remember the planting.  Resident 'Corgi Lady' Silvie, piped up, 'why it's the Queen's 91st birthday!'

So we planted asparagus crowns on Her Majesty's birthday - and we even had a (royal) Corgi there to supervise, with Maester Percy the Spaniel as (official) Advisor.  

 

Granger digs in.
 

 Beneath the Holly tree, Natasha planted the primroses that were used to decorate the food table at our AGM.  
The Mason Bees will enjoy these.  

Lining up the planting area as 
Cookie the Corgi circles the group. 

Sweet Percy waits for a treat

Beautiful day, thank you Terry for sharing your knowledge and thanks to the young Tahsites who came out to help.  We'll remember this planting day in the years to come when the asparagus is enjoyed @ Farm to School.  
&
A Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth! 


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hail Asparagus! ♛

Our shipment of 100 asparagus crowns from West Coast Seeds  has arrived - 50 for the school garden, and 50 for garden members.  It will be two years before our first harvest, but after that we hope the plants will keep producing for years to come. We are planting Guelph Millennium, all males.  The above link will take you to an article all about asparagus.  


Thursday, April 13, 2017

General Meeting Notice

Looking forward to our first general meeting of the season. 



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring Bazaar - Congratulations Anne!

Congratulations to Anne Cameron, who won our raffle prize at today's PAC Spring Bazaar.  Ms. Cameron will have fresh greens in the coming weeks along with rainbow chard and a few posies to brighten a salad.  





Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets,
 and to volunteers
Rita, Kim and Silvie who manned the table.






Kim, Rita and Stephanie
share a laugh at the Community Garden's table.








'Fundraising with Flowers' 
orders must be received by Friday, April 21st.

Ask for a catalogue of summer blooming bulbs, seeds and extras.





And a special thanks to Allison Stiglitz and PAC volunteers who organize the bazaars every spring and winter.  This is a great community event and much appreciated. 








Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PAC Spring Bazaar: April 8 from 11- 2



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We are looking forward to the PAC Spring Bazaar at the school on Saturday.  Come on out and celebrate Spring
in support of your local Parent Advisory Council and the many participating artisans, craftspeople, bakers and community groups from right here in Tahsis. 

Community Garden volunteers will be there with raffle tickets and Vesey 'Fundraising with Flowers' catalogues.  We are raffling off a Ceramic Spring Planter with lettuce, swiss chard and edible pansies.  Raffle tix are $2 each or 3 for $5.  
Vesey's fundraising orders (summer flower bulbs, seeds and edibles) must be prepaid (cash or cheque) 
with the order cut off date of April 21st.  



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Permaculture Mulching Technique

Here is an interesting write up from Regenerative.com with directions on how to lay a good 
sheet permaculture mulch, in 9 easy steps. 



Shar-Care sells straw, and I've seen bales for sale in the Comox Valley area, take the scenic route from Campbell River to Comox and watch for signs.  Or just enjoy the scenery.