“Cultivating Resilient & Vibrant
Communities One Garden at a Time”
Grants, Grants, Grants
Although the PCGN doesn’t have a pool of $$ to give out, we can help your
Our coordinator will be on
garden group secure some funds. We can connect you to potential funders,
holidays from Dec. 17- 31st supporters & even advise you on writing grant applications. There are local
Our offices will be closed grants for up to $1000 & some larger ones available too.
from Dec. 24th – 28th *Stay tuned for details on an upcoming grant writing workshop in winter 2013
Hope you have a great Check out our website for a list of potential grants/ funders (list on right bar)
Lift Lock Garden Clean-Up
Earlier this week, a group of dedicated community
gardeners took advantage of a warm day to get out
into the garden. They worked together to ensure
that the garden was put to bed neat & tidy for the
winter. Many hands made light work of pulling out
remaining trellising & plants, as well as covering
weedy areas with cardboard & mulch.
Growing food & Community!
Video Tutorial Series:
The PCGN is creating a 12 Overwintering Root Crops: Without a Root Cellar
part how-to video series. You can eat your root crops all winter long in a few simple steps:
Videos will show 1) Don’t wash your veggies. Brush off excess dirt, but don’t clean. Remove greens.
gardeners how to easily 2) Layer carrots & beets between sand, soil or peat in a plastic bucket. Cover.
3) Potatoes, garlic & onions need to be ‘cured’; lay out in a well ventilated, cool &
perform seasonal tasks in
dark place for two weeks before storing.
4) Store garlic, potatoes & onions in bushel baskets or cardboard boxes. Cover.
The first two videos: ‘How 5) Store between 2-5 C, in a dark place. Do not let them freeze.
to Plant Garlic’ & ‘How to 6) Store individual root crops separately
Put Your Garden to Bed’
are on our website.
Do you have ideas of what
you would like to see in
our video series? Or do
you have a great tip or skill
that you would like to
share on film?
LET US KNOW!
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)