Sunday, 29 November 2015

Celebrate the Season - Final meeting of 2015

Festive wear and festive treats helped us to ring out the Club's year. 

Audrey and Barry hosted us in their beautiful home.  We spoiled each other with holiday baking and other goodies to share. 

A quick recap of our year revealed just how busy we've been as a club and soon we were talking again about plants and our garden plans for the new year.

Until our next meeting (check our events calendar here) : Happy Holidays!   

(Below: One way to preserve the harvest into winter -- delicious root vegetable chips!)

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Community Gardeners Mix & Mingle

Join the conversations at this informal session. . Get the information you are looking for, from people who have experienced building a garden from start to finish.

Local community gardeners, COE and Sustainable Food Edmonton staff will be available to answer your questions on a variety of topics including:
  • Get started 
  • Core Group Organization 
  • Volunteer & Time raising 
  • Funding/Grant Applications 
  • City Process 
  • Community Partnerships 
  • Community Engagement 
  • Safety Benefits from gardens 
  • Tour of the Sunshine Garden 
  • Composting
WHERE: Fulton Place Community Hall, 6115 Fulton Drive
WHEN: 6:30 pm—8:00 pm, Monday, November 30th  

Light Refreshments served

RSVP by November 26th to or call 780 496 5857

Arranged by The City of Edmonton, Sustainable Food Edmonton and the Fulton Place Sunshine Community Garden

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Doug Muir of Mystic Wild Craft: Local Artist at Work

Out of sight, in the backyard of a Highlands home is an open air wood workshop.  It is here where Doug Muir of Mystic Wild Craft takes reclaimed wood and uncovers wooden faces and sculptures. 

He graciously let Highlands Garden Club members tour his work space and answered our eager questions about his art and process. 
Some completed pieces were able for sale, and knowing that each one was varnished and weather-proof (perfect for outdoor display) Club members happily adopted some for their gardens.  (Below: See some of the friends we made!)

A more detailed account of his work and our visit will feature in a future Highlands / Bellevue Highlights. Keep your eyes open! 

Side note: Doug is also a carpenter by day.  Give him a call if you need a bespoke wood piece for your garden or home.