Gardens are truly amazing spaces.
Plots are chosen, seeds are selected, prepared, planted, loved watered, weeded, food is harvested, preserved and prepared. These small seeds can create full meals, feed families, communities and bring people of all backgrounds together.
2022 is our first growing season using a no-till, mounded garden system. This combination promotes natural aeration and drainage, reduces weeding, saves times and energy, helps soil health, and reduces soil erosion .
Raised beds were created this spring from donated compost with the generous help of local volunteers. Each spring the beds can be top dressed with additional compost if necessary but tilling will not be used which will maintain the integrity of the soil and the microorganisms beneath its surface. Donated straw was distributed between the beds which prevents water evaporation and makes working in the garden much cleaner. As growing seasons pass this system will become more efficent and the benefits will become more apparent.
Throughout our garden, you will see a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. We hope that some will be familiar to you and others will be a new discovery.
"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul."
– Alfred Austin “Growing with the Seasons: A Sharing of Insights Into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening”. Book by Frank Giannangelo and Vicky Giannangelo, July 1, 2008.
Round Hill students partici-"painting" in adding more colour to our school garden beds.
The garden has provided food donations for the Tofield Food Bank as well as several local families