The Garden Journey

Gardening Spotlight: Amy Sykes, Volunteer Coordinator at the Acton Community Garden

Amy Sykes was on a walk one day with her friend Chantal Garneau, who works at P.O.W.E.R. (Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources). Garneau mentioned that they were looking to find someone to manage the Acton Community Garden for 2021 after the garden remained dormant during the 2020 season due to COVID-19.  At the time, …

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Covid-Friendly Ways to Get Involved in Your Community

As we navigate our second summer during the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be challenging to find ways to feel connected to your local community. Being connected in your community allows you to start new friendships and build connections, support those in need, support climate action, and so much more! So, we have compiled a list of safe, physically distanced ways you can get involved in your community!  Disclaimer – Please ensure …

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Five Winter Gardening Ideas

The Canadian winter season can feel very long, especially as we are patiently awaiting the start of the upcoming gardening season. Last winter, we wrote a blog about a dozen fun winter gardening ideas. This winter, we wanted to add five more winter gardening ideas to the list!   No. 1 Grow Indoor Plants – Try growing new indoor plants during those long, dreary winter months. Indoor plants can …

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The Many Uses of Pumpkins

Pumpkins are in season! As we begin to move into the cooler, autumn months we begin to see pumpkins all around us. There are so many different ways we can use pumpkins in our gardens and around our homes. The following are some ways you can use pumpkins this season!  Harvest Pumpkin Seeds – Pumpkin seeds can be easily harvested and saved for the next season. Be sure to save …

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Five Rainy Day Gardening Ideas

As gardeners we can often find ourselves stuck inside during a rainy day in the summer. But what gardening tasks can we still do on those rainy days? The following are five indoor rainy day gardening ideas.  No 1. Reading Gardening Books and Blogs – Rainy days are a perfect time to read a new gardening book or catch up on your favourite gardening blog. Reading gardening books and blogs will keep you …

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The Benefits of Gardening

Every year gardeners get excited as the snow begins to melt, and the outdoor temperatures become more suitable for planting. Gardening provides accessible, nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Aside from these already incredible perks, gardening has many additional benefits for the individual, community, and environment. The following are the top ten added benefits of gardening this summer.   To accompany this blog post we invite you to watch this IGTV …

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