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
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.
The orchard and children’s gardens have had a wonderful summer. The bees have been buzzing around the flowers, and we’ve seen several butterflies that were attracted to the space as well. The plentiful moisture has given all the plants a
The construction of the walkways through the orchard is a labour-intensive project. We have had one work bee but as seeding commands the attention of most of the community’s manpower, we are at a standstill. The rest of the work
Donations from sales of the Rockglen History Book and bird house as well as a grant from Prairie Coal gave us the funds to install an irrigation drip system. It is in place and working well.
The Rockglen Beautification Committee will raffle off a bird house built by Dan Belbeck. You can see this beautiful bird house and purchase raffle tickets for $2 each at the Burning Hills Cafe. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward
A new season is beginning in the orchard and we’re busy making plans to develop a butterfly garden with the elementary school students. Because of the possibility of a very dry summer, we plan to select flowers that are drought tolerant and
With the approach of Fall and the threat of frost, we helped the Grade 3/4 students harvest the crops they planted in June. The huge vines that covered the north side of the orchard sported some huge gourds which will
Since the dedication and formal opening of the orchard, we have had many inquiries about donations. Although all of the trees are accounted for, we still have a number of grape vines which can be purchased for commemorative purposes. As
We would like to thank everyone who helped prepare the orchard and trees for this event. We love our volunteers!