“Cultivating Communities One
Garden at a Time”
Spring Gathering Preparing for spring: What to do now for the Season
Wed. April 25th Need a spot to grow? Contact us for a plot or help getting a community garden growing!
Starting a New Garden? Check out our factsheet on Selecting a Site. Consider using
lasagna gardening to avoid having to dig up your sod!
Murray St. Indoor prep: Gather your seeds, start some indoors, clean up all your tools & make a
Baptisit Church garden plan Host a planning party with your garden group. Outdoor prep: Cut back all
Our network is only as strong as your dead plants. Top-dress your garden with compost. Rake. Expand your garden area?
our members! Would you like to Construction Projects: Build raised beds or to extend the season, you can build hoop
learn more about what we do? houses or cold frames, and get planting earlier! You can even get a head start on trellises!
Would you or your organization Resources available on our website at http://ptbocommgardennetwork.blogspot.com
like to be more involved? Join
us with your ideas, projects, or
questions to contribute!
Get planting! With the on-set of all this warmth, people
have the spring planting itch. It is not quite time to plant most
things outdoors, BUT, you can start tomatoes, peppers,
eggplants, cucumbers, zucchini, squash & flowers indoors
ahead of time. Watch this video for tips. Once the nights & soil
temp is warmer you can start peas, carrots, potatoes, beets,
and greens directly outside!
School Community Garden Animator Updates:
Marcy, our community animator has been travelling to schools all over the region talking to
You can also find us (& all kinds of parents & teachers checking out existing school garden projects, and finding out how the
other great gardening information PCGN can best support these gardens & help get new gardens growing on school properties.
& inspiration) at the Prince of Whales P.S. is interested in creating a pilot project that aims to integrate families
Peterborough Gardens Show this
th and community members to help maintain the garden when school is out.
weekend (April 5-7 ) at the
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on school garden projects!
Thursday 5-9pm; Fri. 10-6; Sat. 10-4
OSEE Ecolinks Conference
Trent University May 3-5th
The PCGN will be presenting a
workshop entitled “Get Your
Compost Together’ at the
Ontario Society for
Environmental Education (OSEE)
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
Thanks to Our Funders Or Drop By: 378 Aylmer St. N (Peterborough Green-Up)