If you are interesting in gardening at the Mayne Island Community Garden there may be a few plots available. If you would like to be on the waiting list please use the contact form on this website giving us your name and contact info. Reminder to current gardeners: make sure you fill out the membership form. This is required to garden.
If you are currently a member of the garden and have a plot your Plot Fee of $20 is now due. Please go to the membership page on this website for instructions on how to pay. Deadline to pay your 2020 plot fee is the end of February. Please don't forget to fill in your membership form. (membership forms are to be completed each year)
After consultation with the Mayne Island Community Centre the Garden Membership year has been adjusted to align with the membership year of the Community Centre. Starting in 2020, the Garden year will run from January 1 to December 31. Since in previous years the membership year ended on March 31, current memberships will continue till that date. There will be a further announcement regarding dues deadlines. Gardner's are encouraged to look towards 2020 and make there decision regarding participation by January.
The Community Garden Fall Meeting will be held at the Mayne Island Community Centre on Sunday, November 10 at 11am. There will be discussion about garden operations that will be of interest to all gardeners, plus time to exchange gardening stories.
The grapes in the Community Garden will be harvested and distributed to Garden Members tomorrow night, Tuesday, Sept 10 at 7pm.
We will be harvesting and distributing the plums in the Community Garden Orchard (and maybe a few pears..) to garden members Monday evening, September 2, at 7pm. These are small plums that resemble an Italian Prune Plum.
Some of the apples in the orchard will be picked and distributed to garden members this Friday, August 30 at 7pm at the community garden. These apples may be a little green still, but we know some people like them that way. The wasps have started to gnaw on them so thought it would be best to begin the harvest before it’s too late.
There are still some black currants left to be picked in the common area next to the gate. Pretty dang good for jam, muffins, scones.... don't let them go to waste.
Results from the Dogs in Garden survey overwhelmingly decided to prohibit dogs from entering the fenced area of the garden. Temporary signs were posted at the gates letting people know of this decision. Someone decided to vandalize the signs by tearing them off. This is vandalism of garden property and will not be tolerated. The paper signs have been replaced and a volunteer has come forward to paint permanent wooden signs. These signs will fit better with the organic look of the garden.
The common plot at the east end of the garden is where our raspberries grow. These raspberries are of the ever-bearing variety. As there is no specific time to harvest these raspberries, garden members are welcome to nibble on them from time to time during the growing season. Please make sure you leave enough for other gardeners to enjoy.
On this page you will find from time to time announcements concerning the garden. These may include when common bed produce is ready to pick, water issues, notices of meetings and helpful gardening hints.