“Cultivating Communities One
Garden at a Time”
Funding Sources: Grants that could help get your project growing
1) Edible Trees Grant from Tree Canada: Would you like to plant some edible trees
in the region? Check out the application at http://www.treecanada.ca/
2) Sustainability Network – Diversity Mini-Grants http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/
3) City of Peterborough Community Grants: This funding supports local community
garden projects with up to $1000. More details at www.peterborough.ca
Winter: A Great Time to Start Planning!
Seedy Sunday Take stock: What seeds to you have left from last year? Do
Peterborough’s Annual Seed you have pots to start seeds in?
Exchange! Read Notes/Remember: What did well in your garden?
Sunday March 11 What do you wish you had grown more of/less of?
Preparation is now well Seed Catalogues: Leafing through seed catalogues,
underway for this year’s Seed dreaming of gardens to be is a great hibernation activity.
Exchange. If you are interested Looking for Land: Need space to grow? Contact the PCGN,
in vending, promoting your for a plot near you; or talk to your neighbours & friends
community organization, about forming a group to start a community garden.
donating seeds, presenting a
workshop, volunteering or want
to know more, please see
http://urbantomato.blogspot.com Community Garden Group Winter Activities
or contact Jill Bishop at Celebrate Your Garden! Host a party, preserve potluck or gathering. Document the season
firstname.lastname@example.org Increase Community Connections: Does your garden represent the neighbourhood it is in?
More details coming soon! How can you increase awareness of the garden? Can you connect with local food banks?
Teach Yourself Something New: Skill share. Encourage each member of the garden to
share a skill that they possess with the group.
Reflect on the Past Season: What worked? What didn't? Document your findings
Get ready for next season: Find new gardeners to fill plots. Outreach to community
organizations. Plan for inputs such as compost in the spring. Look into expansion?
*Adapted from the ACGA & Garden Matters
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If you have any questions or comments or would like to learn more about the Peterborough
Community Garden Network, please contact us at:
Phone: 705.745.3238 ex. 204
Or Drop By: 378 Aylmer St. N (Peterborough Green-Up)