"Another shout out to
Terry, Silvie, Maureen & Mervin, Bill & Catherine
for showing off the community garden today.
Terry and Silvie for the hands on irrigation system
demo in the greenhouse. I think the public has a
better understanding of how it all goes together
and the different watering options that are
available depending on what you are growing.
I know I do. Great job everyone!!"
- Kim, TCGS President
Garden volunteers were on site Sunday to demo the drip irrigation system. Thanks to everyone who came out and sincere thanks again to the Tahsis Literacy Society for funding the drip irrigation project.
The community garden is looking neat and tidy - thank you Terry, Kim, Maureen, Merv, Pat and Jim for stepping up and getting this done the day before. That's one great haircut!
The various components of our greenhouse system.
A hole is punched into the header line to connect either a feeder line for a drip spike, or a soaker line directed to individual plant roots.
Once connected, this soaker line is laid out
to direct water to Catherine's tomatoes.
Terry is growing ginger and melons in the centre bed,
let's revisit this garden effort in a few weeks!
Terry loops the soaker line around and Bill adds finishing touches to the bed.
Locally milled cedar from Bill VS will be used
for the Farm to School garden upgrade - it smells wonderful.
Next whole work project is the F2S beds. We have all the lumber and just waiting for a few more bolts to come in at Tahsis Building Supply.
Terry will keep us all posted as to when he is ready for our hands on help.
Village administrator Janet stops by to check out our system and tour the garden. Many thanks to Chuck St. Denis for providing all of these wonderful photographs.