The snow is melting and the greenhouse is heating up! It’s almost time to plant.

Things always get busier this time of year. Don’t forget to check out our online calendar. We’ll be adding more events as the summer approaches.

For now, here’s what’s on the agenda…

Saturday, May 16, 11 AM to 1 PM – Work Party

It’s our first work party of the year! Come out to help us prep the soil for planting. We’ll be cleaning up what we can around the greenhouse and working to thaw out our compost in the outdoor bins. You can also sign up for proposed committees and we’ll chat about what we’ll be planting. Become a member if you haven’t yet, too. The temperatures inside the greenhouse are warm enough so that we’re hoping to get some radishes in the beds.

Tuesday, May 19 – Trivia Night (tentative)

We’re still confirming a venue, but we have loads of questions ready to stump you. Help us raise funds to assist with our operating costs. Always a great time and we definitely also think it’s a worthy cause.

Saturday, May 30, 11 AM to 1 PM – Work Party/Full Greenhouse Plant

We’re aiming for our earliest planting in the greenhouse ever. We’ve been monitoring our temperatures for the past couple of seasons and have decided to make this our day. There will be lots of work to do, so come out with your families and join the ICGS this year. We have so many exciting things planned!

Don’t forget – it’s harvest day! Join us at 5:30 to harvest some fresh food for the week.

The ICGS is also beginning a member-based pilot project for composting. Please see below for further information.

composting instructions

Composting facts

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our regularly scheduled work party and harvest.  We start at 11 AM!

Keep an eye out for updates on the next harvest – we’re planning a barbecue and bake sale to coincide.

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It’s time for another work party! Hope to see you tonight at 5:30 to see what’s available to harvest…

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Source: andreachesman.com

Don’t forget…there will be a regularly scheduled work party and harvest Thursday starting at 5:30 PM. The greenhouse is full of leafy greens that are ready to be taken home!

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Source: WineandPlum.com

Now that the greenhouse has been planted, we have set up our regular rotation of work parties and potential harvest events every eight days.  You can see the next upcoming event in the side bar to the right of the main page of this site.

Upcoming events can be found in the right side bar of the main page.

Upcoming events can be found in the right side bar of the main page.

 

Alternately, you can also access the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society’s Google Calendar to keep up with everything that’s happening, including our regularly scheduled work parties.

It’s going to be an exciting and fun-filled greenhouse weekend!

Saturday, June 14 – come out to the greenhouse between 11 AM and 1 PM.  Let’s get the season started.  We have soil. We have water. And now, we have seeds. We’re ready to get things moving and will be planting until we can’t plant anymore. Still not a member? Sign up online right now!

Sunday, June 15 – still need a gift for your father that will be useful and help a local organization? We are holding a car wash and barbecue fundraiser at the fire hall between 10 AM and 2 PM. Our first attempt at a car wash this year was postponed due to low temperatures, so get on your dancing shoes and start your anti-rain dance for the day.

We still need volunteers for the car wash and barbecue.  Can you help? Sign up here! Every minute you can help counts.

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