Hello and happy spring.

It’s that time of year when thoughts of warmer days and being outside is our reward after a long period of hibernation.  For me, this past winter was not the worse.   It was a lot milder than in prior years.  COVID restrictions however made it difficult.  Nowhere to go and lack of social contact really bites!!  I hope you stayed healthy and stayed connected even though it’s remote.

At the Centennial Garden, we are getting organized for this coming garden season and hoping more of you will join us to keep our garden weed-free and beautiful.  The centennial garden is the beautiful flower garden in front of our Community Hall and we are recruiting for our Centennial Garden Care Team.  This garden was designed and developed on the 100th anniversary of our community and is maintained by community volunteers.  Over the years there have been a few changes to improve the space and to lighten the workload.  We now have an installed sprinkler system and that has helped our plants to survive and thrive.

Last year we developed and implemented an adopt a garden section program and together with volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints we were able to keep the garden clean and beautiful.  It’s not perfect, but it’s ours.
We need additional volunteers who can adopt a small piece of the garden to keep it weed-free. By breaking the garden into smaller sections it will not be so overwhelming as you only have to focus on your area and you can count on your team members to do the same for theirs.  Each section would be about 7 feet by 3 feet (that’s about the size of one of the garden beds in our community garden).  You can take on a section yourself or together with a friend.  If you are looking for a smaller section, don’t hesitate, we welcome all helping hands.
Here is an aerial map of the garden together with some photographs to give you an idea.  Think of the section to be adopted as from one rock and another, from a rock to a tree, from rock to sidewalk…no matter how small we welcome you.

If interested please contact Marcia Xavier at centennialgarden@winstonheights.ca

See you in the garden.

Your Centennial Garden Team.