Gardeners are digging in

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(L to r) Bodil Leamy and Anne Cameron attacking weeds in the Barriere Community Garden.

(L to r) Bodil Leamy and Anne Cameron attacking weeds in the Barriere Community Garden.

Keeping a garden flourishing, like  the Barriere Community Garden, takes energetic and enthusiastic people who are passionate about gardening.

Bodil Leamy and Anne Cameron were seen there recently attacking vigorously growing weeds.  The weeds are tough; still present even after numerous North Thompson Garden Club members have been working hard to deal with themwhile giving the garden a thorough sprucing up.

Bodil and Anne reported, “The two previous Mondays Garden Club members had turned out to do some of the heavy work, like preparing a plot for a planting of ‘green manure’.”

This is where plants will be ploughed under to decompose in the ground to fertilize it.

“We spread bark mulch between plots to keep weeds out as much as possible,” said the ladies, “We even had a Barriere Elementary  School student come out to help us.  The School has a garden plot they  planted and are looking after.  In all it was great to have everyone come out to give a hand.”

The Garden Club plans to have a work bee every Monday until the Harvest Festival on Sept. 11or until all the work is done – which ever comes first.