Posts Tagged ‘Planting’

WHAT: This is our first big outside event of the spring – we’ll have lots to plant, eat and talk about! We’ll have many garden activities, a potluck meal, and our first General Membership Meeting.

WHEN: THIS SATURDAY – APRIL 26 from 1pm to 5pm (If it rains, we’ll meet the following Tuesday)

WHERE: Maloca Community Garden @ York University
See our map https://malocagarden.wordpress.com/map/

WHO: EVERYONE! Members, potential members, and anyone else interested in getting outside and sharing delicious food – there is no cost to attend!


Planting: Beets, Carrots, Onions, Parsnip, Chard, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Turnip, Cabbage…

Other Possible Activities: Cold Frames, Sign Painting, Garden Mapping, Pest Deterrents


We like to build community through growing food and sharing food. It will hopefully be our first of many potlucks this garden season.

If you are able, please bring a food item to share. Don’t worry if you can’t – we always end up with too much!

Please use the comment feature below to share what you can bring and let everyone know of any dietary considerations (allergies, vegetarian, vegan, etc.)

And if you have some extra dishes/cutlery/cups bring them along to help reduce our waste at this event

First General Membership Meeting

We’ll talk about a lot of things, including:

  • Welcome to Maloca – an overview of how the garden works
  • Introducing the 2008 Steering Committee
  • Updates from the Steering Committee and sub-committees
  • Constitution – an overview of Maloca’s outdated constitution, how to make amendments, and proposed changes
  • A Vision of Maloca 2008 – what to grow this season, where financial resources should be directed, what activities should be planned, etc.

A full agenda will be distributed via the e-mail list and will be available at the meeting. And if you can’t make it, minutes will be posted on our blog.


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Tuesday Activities

It looks like someone will be there today starting at 2:30 – so come out and stay as long as you can.

Building Cold Frames and Season Extenders

Please bring everything you have been able to scrounge/scavenge and we’ll start building Cold Frames with what we have and evaluate what else we need. See the posting on cold frames to get an idea of what we are looking for.

Upcoming Planting

  • lettuce
  • arugula
  • onions
  • radishes
  • spinach
  • turnip
  • cabbage
  • broccoli/cauliflower

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We soaked the peas for a few hours before planting them.


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We are going to meet at the garden at about 5pm today to do the first direct planting of the year. Peas are a great spring crop as they can be planted as soon as the ground can be worked and they double as a green manure, returning nitrogen to the soil as they grow. They will be ready to harvest in about two months, leaving plenty of time to grow a second crop in the pea plots.


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