Liz Gilbertson, chair of the Barriere Community Garden committee, updated members about all the things happening at the Garden during the May 27, North Thompson Valley Garden Club meeting. The sprinkling system has now been installed and appears to be working well, and the District of Barriere has provided several watering restriction notices that have been placed around the Garden.
Bob’s Barriere Glass are donating a new glass cover for the Garden bulletin board. On the other side of the shed door, members will be creating a ‘donor wall’, where plaques will be placed naming those who have donated significant volunteer time, money or in-kind items to the Garden. The plaques will only state their name, and will not mention what was donated.
Composting bins will be the next major project, which will be five bins made from cedar, with each being marked with what can be placed in them. Two young men will also be hired to clear the weeds all around the fencing of the Garden, as well as some raking and other jobs.
There will be a plot-holders meeting on May 30, at 10:30 a.m., to discuss a variety of other items.
The Plant Sale committee reported a net profit of $1,197.23 from the sale held May 12, and they thanked all the club members and citizens of Barriere who came out and supported this event.
The Fall Fair Parade Float Committee reported that they are still looking for old boots with which to decorate the club’s float. Anyone wishing to donate a boot or two (doesn’t have to be a pair), can drop them off at the Community Garden next to the shed.
The next meeting of the Garden Club will be on June 10, 1 p.m. at the Community Garden. This meeting will be a picnic social, so members are encouraged to bring the whole family. New members are always welcome.
There will be a trip up to Pinantin Lake for a garden tour in July, and a trip up to Clearwater in August. More information will be reported as details are confirmed.
For more information about the Garden Club, visit their Facebook Group – North Thompson Valley Garden Club, or call club secretary Margaret Houben at 250-672-9330.