I’m happy to announce that after receiving GIFT funding from the Diocese for the ongoing activities of the Daily Bread Garden we have hired a new Coordinator (Holly Graven) and started to work on the season ahead! Holly will be working on expanding the awareness, use, and volunteer base of the garden and will also be making plans for expansion of the garden in coming years.
Our first planting day is this coming Wednesday (June 11th) from 4pm – 7pm. Please join us to help plant, meet Holly, talk about how you can help throughout the season and enjoy the fruits (or in our case vegetables) of your labour as the garden grows and provides fresh veggies for those who participate in this community initiative.
Throughout the summer months Wednesdays between 4pm and 7pm will always be a working day for the garden… a time of tending to the garden and enjoying time spent with others!
As the summer unfolds we will be planning supporting activities for all to partake in; including a day in the Fall for canning and maybe even applesauce making with the apples from our very successful (but not well harvested) apple trees!
Holly Graven is a recent graduate of the Social Service Worker Program at Algonquin College and I am so pleased to announce that she has taken on this role with the Community Garden.
A note from Holly:
I am thrilled to be working with the Daily Bread Community Garden and very much look forward to sharing my love of gardening with like minded members of the community. I am anticipating a summer of blossoming both from plants and warm community connections. Having grown up just outside of Fitzroy Harbour I very much enjoy the people and landscape of the area. I have lived in several States in the U.S. and have benefited from volunteering everywhere that I have lived. In Ottawa I have most recently worked with street involved youth at Operation Come Home and at-risk youth at Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre. I am involved with my local Parent Council and can regularly be found with arms full of treats bought at the Carp Farmers Market. A lover of digging in the dirt, I savour every veggie and flower growing week available in spring, summer and fall. In my free time I tend to my gardens as my two children will eat whatever I don’t harvest quickly enough.
I look forward to meeting you.