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Riverdale Meadow Community Garden Fiver Tours
Back Again by Popular Demand!
Sunday 15 March 2009
Sunday 22 March 2009
Sunday 5 April 2009
Sunday 19 April 2009
Cost $5- per person;
NO pre-registration - just show up on time...
We begin punctually at 2:00 pm.
Each tours run at least an hour, maybe a good bit more (depending on attendance numbers).
Riverdale Meadow Community Garden, at City Adult Learning Centre, 1 Danforth Avenue, west of Broadview; back of the school on the south meadow.
Wear sensible Canadian winter attire, including heavy footwear, scarves, hats, and wind-resistant coats. (We are located on the side of the Don Valley, where the winter winds blow, and the garden is on uneven natural terrain.)
This tour is an conversational lecture, with a informal question-and-answer as we progress from plot to plot in the garden. View a wide range of ColdFrames, from simple ground-level wire cage frames, to wire sign frame structures, simple wooden frames, through Low Raised Beds, to Tall Raised Beds in a range of microclimates. Learn about a range of covers (lights) with which to top frames, and about planting and watering strategies. See soil solarization for earliest spring head-starts in action. See simple structures used for hardening-off plants to outdoor climates for early planting-out of your own windowsill-started seedlings.
A book of photos demonstrating strategies adopted in previous years will also be available for viewing.
Published materials about related activities developed in this garden will be available for sale.