Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Norquay Community Orchard Update & Next Build Day: Sunday July 31

Thanks to all who made it out last Saturday to the Community Orchard Build! With nearly 30 volunteers, we planted over 20 plants, built 3 cedar arbours, and even pulled a few boulders out of the ground.

It was great to meet everyone from the neighbourhood - many of us learned a great deal about how to plant fruit trees. We also got some really good suggestions for how to shape the site!

Youth Media was kind enough to come by and document our build - we'll have pictures from the build up on the site soon!

We'll be back at work this coming Sunday (July 31st, 10:30AM onwards). Hopefully the weather holds up and we'll get a lot done! On the list, we have:
1) Planting the remaining Salmonberry and Blackcap Raspberry shrubs on the perimetre garden
2) Building benches out of the cedar logs on the site
3) Weeding and mulching the remainder of the site
4) Adding lattice to the cedar trellises

I look forward to seeing everybody on Sunday!


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