2015 AGM & new community garden opening!

The New Westminster Community Gardening Society invites current members and interested residents/groups to attend its Annual General Meeting, to be held from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Wednesday, February 25th in the Food Hall at River Market.

One of the topics of discussion will be the new community garden that will be opening in the new St. Mary’s Park (near Ecole Qayqayt Elementary at Agnes & St. Mary’s St.) in late spring. The City of New Westminster is funding & building the park & garden site, and NWCGS will manage membership and the garden program. We anticipate that there will be great deal of interest in obtaining a plot at the site, and members will be wait-listed according to the date of membership with the Society. Annual membership dues ($25/year), and plot fees for members who already have a plot, are due each year at the AGM, so please bring a cheque or cash to the meeting. If you would like to become a new member, please visit our Membership Page for details & forms. If you are unable to attend the AGM, please mail in your payment (cheques only, please; do not mail cash) before February 25th to:

New Westminster Community Gardening Society

PO Box 303 – 720 6th Street

New Westminster, BC, V3L 3C5

If you have comments or questions, please email nwcommunitygarden@gmail.com or call us at 778-372-1333 (voicemail only, please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call).


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2014 AGM February 19th 7pm

Hello Gardeners! Welcome to the 2014 Gardening Year!

Please join us for The New Westminster Community Gardening Society’s Annual General Meeting!

Where?  The Plaskett Room at the New Westminster Public Library (upstairs at the back)

When?   Wednesday February 19th 2014 at 7 pm

Who?     All existing and new or potential members welcome!    

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Stone Soup Potluck 2013 – October 26 5-8

Hello Gardeners and friends from Simcoe, Mary Mount and St. Barnabas,

Back by popular demand…
you are all cordially invited to the third annual

5pm – 8pm

Saturday October 26th

Mary Mount Garden

@ St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church Hall
121 Columbia Street East (in Sapperton, New Westminster)
How it works:

  • Bring anything that you grew from the garden to add to the stone soup.
  • And/or bring an appetizer or dessert or drink or complimentary food or snack to eat while we wait for the stone soup to be ready.

What to expect:

5 pm Add ingredients to Stone Soup – let the cooking begin!

6 pm Bring and share some of your ideas and successes with the group i.e. organic pest control, growing techniques, favourite vegetable.

7 pm SHARP!  Stone Soup to be served!

Door Prizes throughout the evening !!!!!!!!!!

As always you are welcome to bring your friends and family

 In order to help us with the planning of the get together, if you plan to attend please let us know by Monday October 21st.

Hope to see you all there!

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Permaculture Workshop with Toby Hemenway

Two day workshop July 27th and 28th

9-4:30pm  @ ​Van Dusen Gardens Peggy Gun Woodland Hall​

More Info Here

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Square Food Gardening Helpful chart

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Time to plant peas!

sweetpea2_300As the days are getting longer you may be ready to start gardening! First up may be Peas and potatoes! Here is a link All about growing Peas ! Enjoy!

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Garden Planning

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NWCGS AGM February 20th at 7 pm

It’s that time of year again!

Please join us for The New Westminster Community Gardening Societies annual Annual General Meeting!

Where?  The Plaskett Room at the New Westminster Public Library (upstairs)

When?   Wednesday February 20th 2013 at 7 pm

Who?     All existing and new members welcome!

We will have a guest from the Richmond Food Security Society speaking about Food Security, Companion Planting, and banning GMOs in our city and community gardens.

We will be electing our board of directors and collecting membership dues and plot fees are also due.

Join us as we make plans for the 2013 growing season.


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Companion Planting Chart

companion planing

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Thank you to everyone for making the Potluck a great success!

We would like to sincerely thank all our community partners who donated door prizes and treats for our annual Stone Soup Potluck in October. It was a wonderful event! Thanks for everyone who supported us and came out to share in the fun!

These are the lovely pastries donated by Bella Cakes and Pastries in New Westminster for our potluck!

Thank you to Thai New West and Gino’s Restaurant for donating gift certificates as door prizes.

Thank you to Eden Accents home and gardening gifts, Starbucks Coffee, The New Westminster Floral Company, Thrifty Foods New Westminster, and The Royal City Farmers Market. Your generous donations made our event a really fun time!

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