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									                                                                   PCGN Newsletter
                                                                    November 2010

                                      “Cultivating Communities One Garden
                                                    at a Time”
Upcoming Events:

                                                                                   R.I.P Garden 579
    PCGN November                                                  Sadly, this month, Garden 579 received an eviction
        Meeting                                                     notice. On November 11th, gardeners, community
     Tues. Nov. 30th                                                 members, & interested folks came out & helped
        3:30pm                                                     move perennial plants, piles of compost, fences, and
                                                                   garden implements. Despite the sadness felt for the
    378 Aylmer St. N
                                                                       loss of this garden, the community rallied in
                                                                    solidarity, and managed to enjoy a beautiful work
 Liftlock Community
                                                                         day in the garden -
  Planning Meetings
   (Tuesday Nights – 7pm)
 ----------------------------              Liftlock Community Garden Group
                                           After lots of preparation & hard-work, the Liftlock
                                          Community Garden Group, in partnership with Parks
                                          Canada and Peterborough Green- Up are set to break
                                        ground at the new Liftlock Community Garden site! Over
                                           winter, we will work to further establish our group,
                                        fundraise & design innovative water & compost systems.

  Photo submitted by PCGN
                                                           Now is the time to Plant Garlic!
     member Laura Jack,
                                     Garlic is a great crop to plant, it is easy to grow, & over winter, you know that you
 showcasing Fall tomatoes at
                                                       have something already ready growing for spring!
      the PCCHU garden.
                                          1) Get fresh & healthy looking garlic bulbs (from a farmer, not the grocer!)
                                                    2) Separate garlic into cloves, careful not to break the skin.
  Growing Inclusion
                                        3) Plant each clove in the ground, twice as deep as it is big, place the bottom
 If you work with or know of a
   local groups or organization                       of the clove down. Leave about ½ foot between each clove.
 working on gardening related                     4) Cover with rich soil, and mulch to keep it warm over winter.
 projects whom would benefit                    
  from working with the PCGN,
   provide inspiration to other
  groups, build links within the
community or would just like to
 know more, please contact us.
We would like to have as many
 community voices involved as
             possible.               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. 205
                                                  Or Drop By: 378 Aylmer St. N (Peterborough Green-Up)

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