Now that the orchard is out of hibernation and is coming into bloom a lot has been happening. The sidewalk from the front gate to the Gazebo had been completed, thanks to Robert Prefontaine, Allan Spies, Garry Tucker and Harvey Kessler. The flower
The orchard has been put to bed for the winter. However, we are still open for memorial or other donations. While there are no longer any trees to assign memorial plaques to, there are a number of large flowering shrubs available. You may
Our thanks to Daryl Swanson for his donation of manure in response to our request in the last newsletter. We will pick it up in the Spring. We’d also like to thank Terry Remoue for trucking our sand and manure
Bit by bit the orchard is being put to bed for the winter. Our thanks to all those people who donated bags of leaves to help us cover the grape vines, shrubs and perennials. They’ll be toasty warm in the coldest weather.
As winter approaches, we will be trying to fill in the space under the orchard gates to prevent the mule deer from getting into the space. If you see any intruders, please let one of our committee members know.
We have a new item for our wish list this month. If anyone has some well-rotted manure they would like to donate to the orchard, it would be much appreciated. The annual gardens planted by the students use up nutrients in the
Our next meeting will be on November 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Grasslands Health Centre. If you are interested in joining our group, feel free to attend. We welcome all newcomers.
Some of the pavers have been installed on the sidewalks in the orchard to make it easier for people with walkers or wheelchairs to access the site. We hope to have the remainder done once harvest is completed. Our thanks
A special thank-you to all the students who worked so hard to make the orchard a great place to visit. The Grade 1-2 class created the Butterfly and Bee Garden and the Grade 3-4 class planted the vegetable and flower
The giant sunflowers have “headed out” and they’re providing food for many of the birds. You may have noticed a beautiful new birdbath in the butterfly garden donated by the family of Inga and Gil Benson. It’s a great addition