Sunday, 21 September 2014

Community League Day - Saturday in the Park

Highlands community groups gathered this Saturday at Highlands Park to talk sustainability while building the community at Community League Day.

The Highlands Garden Club's lovely booth showcased photos from past years as well as gardening resources, the fairy garden (below), and free plants. It received many compliments.

As community members visited the booth and asked about gardening tips, Club members, ever the gardeners, worked to beautify the park's planters. Remainders from the Street Festival plant sale were planted in (some as "experiments") and generously watered.

The Club's efforts were greatly appreciated - gaining some attention from our local politicians.

Finally, as the day came to an end, ballots were drawn for the fairy garden.  The project was inspired by a recent workshop and put together by Margaret, Deb and Audrey as part of the Club's 25th anniversary.  It was won by our friendly neighbour Sukh Panghali!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Highlands Street Festival 2014

Bright and early, members gathered, unloading trucks beds and car trunks of potted greenery, for the Highlands Street Festival.

The Highlands Garden Club booth was a plant sale of perennials donated from members' gardens.

(Left: Paradise in a parking lot.)

Tables and the tent were set in place, and then plants were madly priced and moved into their best light.

(Right: All set up, in a shared tent with the Highlands Historical Society.)

For the next five hours, members sold plants and answered various gardening questions -- all the while enjoying some popcorn and the festival's music entertainment.

Even though it was rainy and unseasonally chilly for most of the day, there was decent traffic and some sales.  Two people signed up for membership - look forward to seeing them at future meetings and events!

(Above: Our neighbour vendor, an artist, and his plant sale find.)