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Hey Ferenc, I love your ideas about the 22nd stn! They are fabulous, and i think, would contribute greatly to its overall success!
I'm a wee bit injured, but i have to draw up a site analysis and plan in the winter to submit to translink. Would you be interested in collaborating, or even just adding your cool ideas into the mix once its drawn up?
have just begun composting fallen leaves in burnaby at a neighbor s back yard on frederick st near imperial .now that am laid off will soon begin turning over some sod for a new raised bed on capitol hill and would be very glad to give you a hand near the 22n st ,easy bicycle ride would be glad to begin planting some shallots,clover,mints,could transplant some small goji berry plants .am interested in setting up a pollinator pathwasy ,seattle has done so.interest also in bumble bees,they like borage,clover,chives,etc.what projects do you have now
yes, yes, yes! let's discuss this. elders and children are both very worthy topics. it would be great to develop strategies to get both groups more involved in gardening.
see you at the potluck...
it would be great to have you involved. The site in New Westminster was started last spring as part of a community garden expansion. The site is small but really interest ing to work with . A sunny south faceing slope between a church and a heat retaining wall. So far the initial bed prep has begun. Lots of sheet mulching and some initial plantings of berry bushes. But this winter we are hoping to get a serious group of forest gardeners together to really examine the planting and get things going for spring.
the site in Mount pleasant is still in the planning stages and is also part of a community garden development. So far initial plans have been approved by site parks dept. Next comes the fundraising of which we just kicked-off last week.
I love Nancy Turner's books! I read about BC native food plants. I collected some seeds this year and plan to germinate annuals this year, and berry plants next year (if they are still feasible)!
Id love to talk sometime about the projects you are into!
I bet these folks will have lots of ideas and resources for bee gardens!
** Our December Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Potluck will be on Tuesday December the 6th from 6 to 8 PM. This month's potluck will be an early winter solstice party, wrapping up a great first year of these monthly potlucks and sharing warm, healthy food.
We will be having a beginner's beekeeping workshop starting at 7PM. Come join us for food and then join two of our neighborhood beekeepers for the basics of beekeeping.
What: Main Street Neighbourhood-Little Mountain Neighbourhood Potluck & Beekeeping Workshop
When: Tuesday, December 6th, 6-8pm: 6pm - potluck, 7pm - workshop
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House (3981 Main St. at 24th)
Why: Winter is a time of togetherness, warm food, and building community. Learn to keep your own bees!
Especially Why: Come for the baclava! ***
Good to hear from you. I don't have too much experience with bee plants, in particular, but there's a LifeCycles resource sheet that looks good here: http://lifecyclesproject.ca/resources/downloads/home_for_bees.pdf
Take care and good luck with your many projects!
It's been a few years since I last saw you. How goes the good fight?