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Beyond Kale Webinar and Garden Beds

April 14, 2021

We are excited to invite all gardeners to participate in our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, April 20, Sustainable Edible Gardens. This is the second in the Beyond Kale series of gardening webinars, and as the host garden for this event, we will receive a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to help support initiatives within our garden.

Janet Melrose will be presenting her innovative ideas and suggestions in an informal and welcoming format. Please join us and learn how to maximize your garden’s potential. Prepare to have your gardening questions answered and join us for this fun and educational webinar.

Please plan to attend and book your ticket today!

Tickets $10 through Eventbrite: Beyond Kale

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Here we are again, approaching the best time of the year. With the whole of spring and summer just ahead, are you dreaming of fresh-picked carrots and early spring radishes? Have you been drawn to the tomato seedlings and basil plants proliferating at the pop-up gardening sections of Home Depot and Walmart? Do you yearn to get your hands on a shovel? Then you are one of us, and we welcome you. Your bed is waiting at the community garden.

We have a small number of beds available for new members this year, and we invite you to claim yours now. All gardeners join one of six teams dedicated to keeping our corner of the community looking healthy and happy, so you will have an opportunity to meet other community members, learn from more seasoned gardeners, and be a part of one of Calgary’s most beautiful garden projects.

We currently have both standard and special access beds available. The annual cost of a regular bed is $50 and the smaller accessible bed fee is $25. We also rely on our gardeners to contribute a block of their time to the garden over the course of each summer. Each of us contributes a minimum of six hours working with our fellow gardeners to water and nurture the perimeter plantings, manage the compost system, and maintain the permanent structures in the garden. To reserve a bed, all gardeners must hold a current WHM Community Association membership. Membership details can be found here.

The opportunity to reserve a place in the garden for 2021 closes April 15th, but we expect to fill up quickly, so please sign up today! A $20 deposit is required to reserve your bed with the balance of $30 due April 30th.

For more detailed information regarding the community garden and membership, please view the Community Garden page on the community website.

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact us at communitygarden@winstonheights.ca to join the garden.


Invitation from the Community Garden

April 2, 2021

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Here we are again, approaching the best time of the year. With the whole of spring and summer just ahead, are you dreaming of fresh-picked carrots and early spring radishes? Have you been drawn to the tomato seedlings and basil plants proliferating at the pop-up gardening sections of Home Depot and Walmart? Do you yearn to get your hands on a shovel? Then you are one of us, and we welcome you. Your bed is waiting at the community garden.

We have a small number of beds available for new members this year, and we invite you to claim yours now. All gardeners join one of six teams dedicated to keeping our corner of the community looking healthy and happy, so you will have an opportunity to meet other community members, learn from more seasoned gardeners, and be a part of one of Calgary’s most beautiful garden projects.

We currently have both standard and special access beds available. The annual cost of a regular bed is $50 and the smaller accessible bed fee is $25. We also rely on our gardeners to contribute a block of their time to the garden over the course of each summer. Each of us contributes a minimum of six hours working with our fellow gardeners to water and nurture the perimeter plantings, manage the compost system, and maintain the permanent structures in the garden. To reserve a bed, all gardeners must hold a current WHM Community Association membership. Membership details can be found here.

The opportunity to reserve a place in the garden for 2021 closes April 15th, but we expect to fill up quickly, so please sign up today! A $20 deposit is required to reserve your bed with the balance of $30 due April 30th.

For more detailed information regarding the community garden and membership, please view the Community Garden page on the community website.

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact us at communitygarden@winstonheights.ca to join the garden.


A Big Thank You!

August 7, 2020

The community of Winston Heights-Mountview would like to extend our thanks to the young mission team from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This team came out shovel and pickax in hand (3 times) and helped our community by weeding much of our Centennial garden.  It was so amazing to have their patience, strength, giving spirit and to hear their laughter as they shared stories and history.  Thank you.  Our community appreciates your help.
Here are a few pictures from the day.

Centennial Garden Volunteers

June 29, 2020

Our community hall, with it’s adjoining gardens and playground are the heart of our community and bring our families together to play and learn.  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.   

This season we were impacted by the COVID-19 measures and were not able to clean up and weed the garden as we normally do.  There was a point where the dandelions outnumbered the plants and shrubs.  In the past month, we have been able to get out to clean up and it shows.  Quite a bit of the garden has been weeded thanks to a few volunteers who have stepped forward to join the care team.  We have also been gifted a few flowers for our plant pots.  We cannot say thank you enough to each and every one of you!!  We need additional care team volunteers to help make this garden an ongoing success.

Next steps; we are organizing an adopt a garden section program.  We need 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.

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 at centennialgarden@winstonheights.ca

See you in the garden.


Reminder from the Garden

July 27, 2017

The community garden would like to welcome everyone to come visit and see how well our crops are progressing this year. We ask you not to pick from the individual beds, as there are signed tasting gardens, an herb spiral, and lots of fruit trees and bushes, including some giant rhubarb, from which guest are welcome to sample.
Also, please remember that lots of our trees and shrubs are still in their tender early years and need to be treated gently. 
Enjoy the garden!

Volunteer Opportunities

August 25, 2016


Volunteer Opportunities:

Committees and Groups to Join

COMMITTEE/GROUPCONTACTEMAIL
Act IIINeilactiii@winstonheights.ca
Activities & EventsKarievents@winstonheights.ca
BookClubKendrabookclub@winstonheights.ca
Centennial GardenLindacentennialgarden@winstonheights.ca
Community GardenStephanie communitygarden@winstonheights.ca
Community RelationsKarl and DJcommunications@winstonheights.ca
Facilities & OperationsDonoperations@winstonheights.ca
FinanceDontreasurer@winstonheights.ca
HeritageLindaheritage@winstonheights.ca
Mom’s Night OutChristinepresident@winstonheights.ca
Munro Park RedevelopmentKarlcommunications@winstonheights.ca
Planning & DevelopmentKrisplanning@winstonheights.ca
PlaygroupSarahplaygroup@winstonheights.ca
RinksVACANTrinks@winstonheights.ca
TrafficIantraffic@winstonheights.ca
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As you can see, we do have a couple of vacant positions within these committees/groups and without the help of volunteers these committees/groups have difficulty functioning or even worse aren’t able to exist to function.  If you are interested in joining any of these committees/groups as the lead, or to assist with meetings and organizing of event or just to volunteer to assist at the time of the activity or event we would love to have you!  You can email directly with the above email address or send to: volunteer@winstonheights.ca


Interested in Starting a New Club/Group

May 25, 2016

social-groups

We’ve had several community members inquiring about shared interests and if anyone had a Club/Group organized. An example of an existing club is the Book Club, however there is the potential for many more!

If you’d like to start a club/group and get your information out there, let us know! Some ideas that have been put forward are, knitting, sewing, running and photography.

Let us know if you are interested in anything and we can help connect you!
communications@winstonheights.ca




Winter Garden Wonderland Bonfire – Tonight: Feb 6, 2016

February 6, 2016

skate

Enjoy the Community Garden Year-Round!

Join us on tonight February 6 from 5:00 – 9:00pm (ish) for a Winter Garden Wonderland Bonfire in the WHM Community Garden. There will be skating, music, hot beverages, vegetarian chili and snacks, so bring your skates and lawn chairs and come enjoy the splendor of the garden as the firelight dances across the snow-covered beds!

This free event is open to the public, so bring the kids and come meet your neighbours.

Looking forward to seeing all of you  TONIGHT.