Weeds, Water Wise Gardening and Walk About!

Tuesday, August 9, 6:00-7:30pm, at the garden.

Hosted by OECG member Kira Burger

Weeds – which are friends, which are foes, and which are tasty? We’ll do a walk about the OE Community Gardens to identify some of the common “weeds” found in and around our plots, and we’ll talk about their impacts, uses, and how to manage them. We will also talk about some common, uncommon and interesting edibles for low-irrigation edible gardens.

Kira has recently completed a degree in horticulture, and is pursuing a Masters in horticulture. She has been gardening in the Ottawa East Community Garden since 2014.

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Bugs in the Garden

It’s that pest control time of year. We’re battling potato beetles together, again – a few reminders and tips:

If you are growing potatoes, it is important to regularly control pests early, or their populations can quickly triple over a few weeks, and those thriving on your potatoes will also wander onto neighbouring plants. Thanks to Patricia for the reminder to get on top of this.

 

Suggested pest control method for Potato Beetles

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Come out in full force for Garden Day – let’s make it a party!

Garden Days-Official Activity_EF-ColourWe are holding Garden Day event on Saturday June 20 from 10 a.m. til noon. Garden Days www.gardendays.ca is a national celebration coordinated locally by the Ottawa Garden Council www.gardensottawa.org . These events promote our cultural garden landscape and environmental stewardship. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and enjoy a tour of the garden, accompanied by one of the gardeners.

IMG_0753All members of the Garden are welcome to participate in this event. Please bring lawn chairs if possible. If you have extra seedlings, little cups will be provided to give plants to our visitors. The Main Event is being held on the same day, so walking is the best option.

To confirm your availability, contact Connie Copps at clcopps@yahoo.com .

Everyone welcome to celebrate Garden Day at Old OttawaEat Community Garden

cgd_top_bannerThe OOECG is pleased to invite everyone to a Garden Day event on Saturday June 20 from 10 a.m. til noon. Garden Days www.gardendays.ca is a national celebration coordinated locally by the Ottawa Garden Council www.gardensottawa.org . These events promote our cultural garden landscape and environmental stewardship. The Old Ottawa East Community Garden is located behind St. Paul University, 223 Main Street, on the Hazel Street extension. This community garden is home to more than 40 garden plots, designed and maintained by local individuals and families. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and enjoy a tour of the garden, accompanied by one of the gardeners. For further details, contact Connie Copps at clcopps@yahoo.com .

Report from the Old Ottawa East Community Garden Committee to the Ottawa East Community Association May 12 2015

The OOECG kicked off the 2015 garden season with a truck load of mushroom compost. Garden members are now dispersing the compost to enrich the soil in their plots. A meeting of garden members was held on May 7, at which plans were put in place to hold a Garden Day event on Saturday June 20 from 10 a.m. til noon. Garden Days http://www.gardendays.ca is a national celebration coordinated locally by the Ottawa Garden Council http://www.gardensottawa.org . These events promote our cultural garden landscape and environmental stewardship. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and enjoy a tour of the garden, accompanied by a community garden volunteer. For further details, contact Connie Copps at clcopps@yahoo.com .
For further info re the activities of the OECA go to http://www.ottawaeast.ca