Hello Fellow Gardening Enthusiasts,
Last Saturday, we had a great day at the annual Renfrew Community Stampede Breakfast, with a long line of hungry neighbours and guests waiting to be served eggs, pancakes and sausages. The community and the wonderful volunteers have outdone themselves again and I feel fortunate to be part of this great neighbourhood….
The Community Garden committee had a table set up and we had a few volunteers donating their time to update inquiring folks about our garden. Unfortunately, the City is experiencing backlog in the departments helping with the approval, so, we still don’t have an approved location. We will keep going strong and are confident that we will be planting in spring of 2015. Thank you to our great volunteers, Sam, Mary Jane, Lisa, Hazel and Zuri for manning the table and selling Raffle tickets.
Another Thank You goes out to go out to the Raffle supporters/ticket buyers, which was part of our fundraising efforts. $172 was raised and this amount will go towards purchase of material for garden beds etc. Congratulations to our winners Stella D. – 1st prize, Rainbarrel, Brian K. for 2nd and 3rd prize, veggie box and hanging plant basket (yes, he legitimately won twice 🙂 )
Last but not least, Thank you to the Renfrew Community Association, the Board of Directors and the volunteer coordinators (Kathy G. to name just one) for letting us be part of the event and help with various logistics etc.
Heike Pauli & Lisa Mulder
Renfrew Community Garden Committee