Who are We?

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

garden Clean Up

Thank you to everyone that braved the heat and shared their Mother’s Day with us in the garden. It was nice to meet the new garden members who dug right in preparing the garden for a bountiful season for all to enjoy!  We accomplished a lot today.  Hoping this good weather is here to stay as the May long is usually the start of great growing season.  Thanks again to all those that came out today. Everyone working together will keep the TCG flourishing and growing!  - Kim

Photos by Lynda :) thank you! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring Work Party

All Members - it's time to clean up our community garden for the season.  Any and all help sincerely appreciated. :)

Sunday, May 6, 2018

And we have a Winner!

Congratulations to Doreen Towle who won the mason bee house and garden whimsy raffle. Thank you to Catherine and Lynda for manning the TCGS table at the Spring Bazaar. 

We had a lot  of people support our local fundraising garlic bed by signing up for purchase of garlic when it is ready to be harvested. This money will help with the ongoing maintenance and expansion costs of the Tahsis Community Garden. 

Thank you to everyone that supported our raffle and looking forward to our harvest of Local Organic Garlic for those who signed up. 

If you missed the sign up sheet  at the bazaar please call Kim Anderson 250 934 6465 or any of our executives or garden members to add your name to the list and we will contact you when it is ready. It will also be available at the Local.

All the big beds are taken but there are some tabletop beds still available.  Can’t wait to see what everyone is growing this year!

Kimberley Anderson

TCGS President

Thursday, May 3, 2018

PAC Spring Bazaar! Sat May 5, 11 - 2 pm

The Tahsis Community Garden Society is raffling off 
a skookum mason bee house 
kindly donated by Kim Anderson. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

AGM Election Results

Sincere thanks to all the members who came to the 
2018 Annual General Meeting.  

President Kim Anderson delivered a wonderful, and very thoughtful talk about the many initiatives the Society took on last year.  Kim thanked all the volunteers who made it happen, and gave special recognition to the 2017 Executive team - each of whom brought their individual skills and abilities to the table to ensure the success of the whole.  

It is really phenomenal the amount of work that was accomplished and the Tahsis Community Garden thrives because of the dedication of its caring members.  

Sincere thanks to the 2017 Tahsis Community Garden Society Executive, from the left, Terry Fassbender (seated), Silvie Keen, Kim Anderson, Maureen Roth and Rita Dawson. 

The 2017 Executive stepped down (directors Catherine Gordon and Patricia Rice in absentia) and 
the 2018 Election was held.  

All those nominated agreed to stand and were elected by acclamation, pictured below.  

Kim Anderson, President
Rita Dawson, Vice-President
Secretary Treasurer, Silvie Keen
Director, Maureen Roth
Director, Terry Fassbender

 On behalf of all members of the Tahsis Community Garden Society, the new Executive extends its sincere thanks to Janet Kirsop of the Tahsis Seniors Society for making its centre available to us for the meeting.  Attendees enjoyed a really nice lunch spread with lots of fresh veggies and salads.  

2017 in Review

  • PAC Spring Bazaar -  fundraising raffle 'Salad Bowl Garden' in ceramic planter
  • 100 Asparagus CROWNS planted on the Queen's birthday, 50 in the Farm to School Bed (with student help) and 50 for members
  • Grant monies of $1500 from the Tahsis Literacy Society for drip irrigation in the greenhouse and for the F2S garden, we hosted a system demo for all community members who were interested in learning about installations
  • Greenways Trust Strathcona Food Security Group visit
  • the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Garden Party with delicious potluck dishes, croquette games, music and fireworks
  • Slugfest, our Tahsis Days Event  - a prize to the child who collects the most slugs, a craft tent, fruit kebobs, lemonade, an impromptu birthday party and Dudley the Duck
  • Tahsis Days Silent Auction donation of handmade tiled shelf and matching bread box
  • Garlic Harvest - our ongoing fundraiser bed full of garlic
  • Fall Work Party and Winter shut down
  • PAC Winter Bazaar - fundraising raffle 'Festive Fruit Bowl'
  • The delivery of 2 big loads of Net Zero Waste Organic Compost from the Comox Valley Regional District - we are going to have some pretty awesome gardens this year, just wait and see! 
At the AGM, President Kim Anderson spoke on these many accomplishments and also took time to thank all the contributors who make the Tahsis Community Garden a success.  Please click on the image below to enlarge. 

We are really looking forward to getting our gardens growing and another totally awesome year at 
the Tahsis Community Garden.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

AGM Sunday April 15th

Tahsis Community Garden Society

Annual General Meeting
Community Meet & Greet
Tahsis Seniors Centre
Sunday, April 15th 
1 - 3 pm

Everyone is welcome to join the community gardeners for a social gathering and our AGM.  Potluck dishes are welcomed but optional, snacks and refreshments are provided.  Hear about the projects the Community Garden worked on in 2017, including the drip irrigation project funded by the Tahsis Literacy Society, Farm to School garden improvements, asparagus beds and black gold aka compost.

Become a Member!
The Tahsis Community Garden is a peaceful green gem located at the end of the Riverside Trailer Park.  Surrounded by deer fence, it offers raised bed garden plots, elevated ‘tabletop’ gardens, a large greenhouse, and is the site of the Tahsis Farm to School garden.  The Tahsis Community Garden Society supports Tahsis Days with an annual donation to the Silent Auction as well as presenting the ever-popular Slugfest.  Based on the success of last year’s Summer Solstice Potluck, there are plans to make this an annual event.  Garden volunteers always man a table at the PAC Bazaars – we’ll be at the Spring Bazaar on May 5th.

Gardening has great health benefits including increased exposure to Vitamin D, lowered stress hormone levels, increased physical strength and flexibility, the positive psychological effects of being in nature, and gardeners choose what to grow and harvest their produce at its nutritional peak.
The annual membership fees are $20 for a raised bed, $10 for a tabletop, and greenhouse plots are $10 as an add-on, or $15 as a stand-alone.  Shelving in the greenhouse is free to members for starting their veggies or flowers.
Currently, we have 4 raised beds and 8 tabletop beds available for the 2018 gardening season. 
Membership involves a commitment to participate in the overall maintenance of the garden by helping out at the Spring and Fall work parties and taking on a general chore for the season.
No one is asked to contribute beyond their physical abilities; any undertaking large or small, supports the whole.

The community garden is a registered non-profit society.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Organic Compost Delivered ⛟

Today the Tahsis Community Garden Society took delivery of about 24 yards of excellent, organic compost from the Comox Valley Regional District.  This black gold is Net Zero Waste compost.  Many thanks are in order:   

  • Mark Tatchell and Janet St. Denis of the Village of Tahsis who brought the availability of free organic compost from CRVD to the Society's attention.  
  • Stephanie Vidal of the Comox Valley Regional District who provided so much information and arranged it so we could pick it up on a day outside the normal time frame.  
  • Rita Dawson, for working her magic with Carla of Tahsis Farm to coordinate the delivery of a sample load, for securing tarps and prepping the site, and stepping in as Event Photographer.  
  • Tahsis Farmers Carla and Josh for bringing in the first sample load.  
  • Kim Anderson, who spent hours on the phone searching for a trucker willing to load up and transport the compost all the way from Cumberland to Tahsis, and for handling the hire and ultimate delivery. 
  • Silvie Keen, who roped in all the email and coordinated with CVRD to arrange the pick up amount and date, got the word out to members and made sure that Gary Markus Trucking got a cheque!
  • Gary Markus Trucking, who towed the load and the trailer from Cumberland across the island and up and over 'the top' to our remote village.  
  • Terry Fassbender, who rallied from the sick bed and helped guide in the truck and unload.  
  • To everyone who has pledged and/or paid a contribution towards the trucking costs. (Please drop your contribution to Silvie, Kim or Maureen - you know where to find us)

And a special thanks to volunteers who came out today with a message from our garden President, Kim Anderson:   

Everything went off without a hitch today. The compost is here!  I wanted to send a huge shout out to those of you that were able to help out in the garden today! Thank you!  Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it today there is still lots to do!

Also a gentle reminder that we will be prioritizing where the compost goes so please do not take any for your personal bed. We will need all hands on deck when the times come to allocate it.

An extra special Thank You to all the Blackberry Slayers today!  I feel like I had body piercing from head to toe, so prickly!  Even Dan from across the street pitched in and whacked away at those suckers!

Thanks again everyone for a great day in the garden!

Here comes the truck!  


Approaching the back gate

Bringing in the payload

Juanita finds a prime vantage point

First Drop

Is that Kim in the back?

Black Beauty

and off he goes! 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

☘️ All Hands On Deck Saturday March 17 ☘️

The Community Garden will be receiving a delivery of approx 24 yards of beautiful, pure compost this Saturday morning around 10 AM.  Please, we need everyone who is able to come to the garden on Saturday morning around 10 AM to take delivery and help out.  

AGM on Sunday, April 15 from 1 - 3 pm

A date has been determined for the 
Tahsis Community Garden Society's 
Annual General Meeting

Please mark your calendars for 
Sunday, April 15th from 1 to 3 pm 
at the Tahsis Seniors Centre.  

As with last year, the event is open to the entire community, snacks and refreshments will be provided, potluck contributions welcomed, but optional. 

The election of the 2018 Society Directors will take place at approximately 2 pm.  Please note, only members and only members in good standing will be eligible to vote.  

Friday, February 16, 2018

New TV series 'Ageless Gardens'

This gardening series looks intriguing and it debuts on Monday at 6 PM on Vision TV.  Based in Victoria, click on this link Ageless Gardens Website to have a look at the trailer and episode index.  Happy Gardening!