Yellowknife Community Garden Collective Annual General Meeting
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Northern United Place
Part of your role as a gardener with the YCGC is to attend the AGM. If you are unable to attend, please send a proxy to your garden partner or someone else. proxy form.
It is VERY important that you either attend or send a proxy with another gardener. A garden plot has two members, both need to be represented. If you have no one else to send, please consider sending your proxy with your site manager.
“This is an extremely serious disease. It is very important that the entire community acts at once as this can wipe out all of the potato crops in Northwest Territories. “ Dr. Stephen Brown University of Alaska.
The survey asks for comments about crops that did well or poorly for you and about your YCGC garden site. This will help us build our recommended crops list and provide direction to the new board on YCGC activities. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
You don't have to be a garden member to participate, just indicate that you aren't when asked in the survey.
This may become an annual survey, to better assist new (and not so new) gardeners, so please provide ideas to improve the survey.
The Yellowknife Community Garden Collective (YKCGC) and Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) in the North Slave Region are collaborating in hosting gardening workshops in Yellowknife on Saturday, October 3 at the Tree of Peace, 5011 – 51 st Street in Yellowknife
YKCGC is bringing a seasoned Arctic Agricultural expert, Dr. Stephen C. Brown from the Agricultural Extension Services at the University of Alaska to be the main presenter of “Gardening North of 60” workshop. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about growing food and increasing production. All topics will be climatically appropriate to our area.
The workshop topics include:
“Chicken University” 10AM to noon: how to raise chickens year-round in Northern climates. from
“Grow Your Garden Better Next Year” from 1PM to 4PM: Understanding soil nutrients and fertilizers (organic and conventional), Analyzing vegetable growth and problem solving in the garden, and a brief presentation about Northern greenhouses.
“Questions and Answers” from 4:15-5:00 where participants can bring any North of 60 gardening question for Dr. Brown to answer.
The event is free and no prior registration is required.
The Yellowknife Community Garden Collective can be contacted for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YCGC to host another canning session on Monday August 17, 6:30-8:30 PM, NUP kitchenBerries, Ice cream and weeds, summer at it's finest. Come and see the Berry Orchard. Many things have been growing over the last month. Time to check it out, help it along and eat more ice cream and berries.
There are plenty of Raspberries now and a few Saskatoon berries. Bring a friend
YCGC Hosts Day Camp youth from Yellowknife, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, SideDoor and the City of Yellowknife. About 100 youth from the area were toured through the YCGC Kam Lake Garden over a two day period. This was a combined from the GNWT Industry, Tourism and Investment, Environment and Natural Resources, Ecology North and the YCGC. Small groups of youth were provided with exercises to illustrate the value of local food production.
The July weeding and ice cream at the Berry Orchard was a great success. Stay tuned for another eating and weeding opportunity.
Soil testing and amendments.
At the Weledeh Community Garden
Wednesday May 13th 6:30 - 8:00pm
Please bring a chair. If it is raining or otherwise not good weather please check our website for updates at for cancellation or alternate location information.
Spring Social Event: Thursday April 23rd from 7-8:30 pm at the Northern United Place!
Plant Your Tomato Seeds Event: Saturday April 18th 1:30-3:30pm at the Library Meeting Room in Yellowknife!
Payment deadline: Your payment must be received by March 31st, otherwise your registration will be cancelled and you will lose your place in line for a garden plot.
Yellowknife Community Garden Collective Priorities. Check them out!
Want to know more about the YCGC's History?
A short history of our collective was prepared by Vera Raschke, a YCGC "veteran". Thanks Vera!
Want to learn more about how other community gardens are managed and operated?
We have looked at how other community gardens across the country are managed, and welcome you to do the same. Here are a few links to get you started:
North Vancouver: Edible Garden Project