Plowing for People is happy to provide rototilling services for Grow Regina again this year.
Plowing for People is a registered non-profit charity in the province of Saskatchewan, providing rototilling services for over 11 years. Their goal is to provide excellent service and garden rototilling at a reasonable price. All of their workers are volunteers and all profits to go charities chosen by the Board of Directors of Plowing for People. In 2021, their donation went to help bring a refugee family from South Sudan to Canada. This family is being sponsored by St. Mary’s Anglican Church.
Their rates will be slightly increased this year, for the first time in many years. Rates for rototilling are as follows:
Giving a big THANK YOU to Rick (http://ricksyardcare.ca/) for once again providing dozens of bags of good elm leaves to the Composting Project (the three compost bins near the north shed), they are always so much appreciated.
The Composting Project is run by the Compost Committee and new members are always welcome. If interested please contact us.
The official opening of the Grow Regina Co-op Community Gazebo designed by artist Victor Cicansky took place last weekend, Oct 2 2021 with the new paving stones and bench and all. Thanks again to all of our funders and volunteer work on this along the way.
The John Fagan award is a very special award given to a gardener who has contributed ‘over and above’ what is expected of a Board member or gardener and embodies the mandate and mission of Grow Regina in their actions and words: Promoting the social, economic and cultural well-being of others through community gardening, and: Teaches others how to garden.
Don has been involved with the garden since its opening. Don served on the board and actively worked to maintain the garden’s beauty by serving as garden inspector for many years. Don’s dedication to his own garden plot is unparalleled; he can be seen in the garden almost every day from April through September. Don greets everyone he meets in the garden and will will eagerly share his wisdom with anyone who has gardening questions.
Like the award’s namesake, Don has contributed ‘over and above’ what is expected of a Board member or gardener. It was our pleasure to present the 2021 John Fagan Award to Don Fenwick this year.
Got extra produce? Why not donate it to the Regina & District Food Bank! Bring you produce to the Co-op Community Gazebo at Grow Regina at 12 pm this coming Wednesday July 21st as we are collecting to make a drop-off that day.
You can also drop off fresh produce at 445 Winnipeg Street. There will be a drive-through drop off every Wednesday from 9-4pm.
The food will go into hampers, and also into fresh meals for students at Albert School. Any excess food will be dropped off in the community fridges.
Grow Regina would like to say a big thank you to Mike’s Independent Grocer for your thoughtful plant and seed donations you have provided for gardeners over the past couple years. Thank you for your support in helping to make our gardens grow.