Welcome to our Spring / Summer 2020 Newsletter 

 We always look forward to this time of year with anticipation of working in the Garden again. Unfortunately this year started off differently with a devastating virus and cool, rainy weather. Our clean-up day had to be cancelled due to the weather and virus but with social distancing being adhered to we will undertake additional planting on May 30th (new volunteers welcome). Again this year we are getting most of our annuals from D G Greenhouses of Georgetown. (www.dggreenhouses.com)

We have a number of exciting new things happening at the Garden:

  • The roof on the Information Kiosk will be replaced with cedar shingles, thanks to a generous donation from Mattamay Homes
  • The Town is going to interlock all pathways throughout the Garden which will make for easier walking, less run off and puddles, and easier maintenance
  • Three new bright red butt stops were placed around the Garden which will hopefully be used by all smokers

Also, we were approached by a local chapter of David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project (a citizen led movement growing highways of habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators across Canada).

We will be participating in the David Suzuki Pollinator program by planting some of their recommended plants. The program volunteers  are hoping to establish a “flyway” through Georgetown where the pollinators can find food and shelter at various locations.

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Remember, new volunteers are always welcome. Come join the group and enjoy the fresh air, exercise and sense of accomplishment by helping at the Garden!

Diane and Pete – Co-chairs of the Friends of the Seedhouse Garden

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