2016 NWCGS Annual General Meeting

New Westminster Community Garden Society

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, March 3rd 2016 at 6pm

New Westminster Library


Attention all gardeners.  This years’ AGM has been arranged for Thursday, March 3rd at 6pm.  We ask that you arrive promptly so that we can collect membership and plot fees prior to the commencement of the AGM and our guest speaker.

For all those who cannot attend this years’ AGM please remember that your membership and plot fees should be received into the societies mailbox by Thursday, March 3rd.  Address details are below: PO Box 303 – 720 6th Street, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3C5.

If you have comments or questions, please email nwcommunitygarden@gmail.com.

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Is it time to prune?

Prune your trees to control size, remove diseased or broken branches and increase overall vigor.  Not all trees like to be pruned in the winter.  Avoid winter pruning of apricots, pluots, cherries and espaliered trees.

For more on pruning, check-out this fantastic link from Grow Organic.

Pruning Fruit Trees

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Spring Gardeners’ Party

Plant a Row, Grow a Row New Westminster invites you to the 16TH annual SPRING GARDENERS’ PARTY!

Come grow with us! 

Come and find out how local gardeners like you can donate nutritious fresh produce to the New Westminster Food Bank by simply planting an extra row!

When: 6 to 9 pm Thursday March 12th, 2015

Where: Saint Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby

  • Learn more about Plant a Row-Grow a Row
  • Learn from inspiring and knowledgeable speakers
  • Enjoy coffee or tea and goodies
  • Get some useful handouts and giveaways

Conway Lum, June Hewko and Pasquale Porico, Brian Minter, Michael Campbell will help you get off to a good start!

Admission is free, but we’d appreciate it if you’d bring along a donation of non-perishable food for the Food Bank.

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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

grow it

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