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With a great success Oriole Community Garden celebrated the first Town Hall meeting  of 2012.  About 100 residents attended the meeting, as well representatives from Advent Lutheran Church and Working Women Community Centre were we officially open the doors for the new Gardening season of 2012.

For those who missed the meeting remember that registration for the Garden is officially open the following dates:

May 10     4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m

May 11     4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m

May 14    3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m

May 18    4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m




For those that are out of school and unemployed, we are offering youth leadership training for community gardening and food security in5/6 workshops. Email or call the number on the flyer to find out if you apply.Youth Leadership Training

Hello Everyone,

The following days are the registration days if you choose to come and volunteer with our community garden:

Thursday, May 10th from 4-6pm

Friday, May 11th from 4-6pm

Monday, May 14th from 3-5pm

Friday, May 18th from 4-6pm

@ the Oriole Community Garden at Advent Lutheran Church. Here is the link if you need to get directions:


**** These days are for people who would only like to volunteer in the garden (not for those that are already registered in the leadership workshops) ****

We will post upcoming events as soon as we finish up with some details…keep checking to stay up to date.

Hello everyone,

                                We are proud to say that we will soon be starting up the communal garden for 2012 and are currently in the process of trying to recruit volunteers. We are also trying to finish up some small details so more information will be coming up soon. If you have any questions feel free to post it up on this blog or to email We look forward to hearing from you, (and hopefully seeing you in the garden).


Keep checking this blog for more details!

Harvest Fest!

The rain is falling, and the weather’s turning colder…as we wrap up the 2011 garden season, I thought I’d post some photos from our fantastic Harvest Festival a few weeks ago. 

Youth Field Trip

Last Thursday we had a great field trip with our Youth Apprentices!  Our first stop was visiting The Stop Community Food Centre’s Green Barn.

Then we cooled off from the heat at the water park outside!

After enjoying a great pizza dinner, we walked down the street to the Frankel Lambert Community Garden for a workshop on Organic Pest and Disease Management.

Thanks everyone for a great field trip!

Hey I’m Saud, a member of “The Peaches” which is a youth group at  Oriole Community Garden, by the advent church, run by Working Women Community Center. First of all it is a community garden where people from the area own plots and grow their plants. We have 5 plots, where we grow plants like mint, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and strawberries! We help maintain the children garden by watering their plants.  We also help maintain the strawberries and raspberries patch. We participate in workshops, which includes fieldtrips and building raspberries trellises. We are learning tons and always busy! We also hold Arts and Crafts lessons for kids every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm.  We also work with the “Fairview Community Health Centre.” We hold festivals with them for example the “Garden Festival.” Its free where people from the neighborhood come and buy fresh fruits and vegetables, which are directly from Ontario farms.  There are also free games for children and winners win prizes.

I have gained great experience volunteering with the other youth and it is SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Spring Cleaning

We’ve been hard at work the last few weeks cleaning up the garden to get it ready for spring planting. Thanks to a grant from Home Depot, we are installing black plastic edging around each plot, and working on other things to beautify the garden!

Here are a few before shots:

And here’s the transformation in progress: