Grow Regina is entirely run by volunteers working together building a beautiful garden with community spirit. Working in the garden is beneficial for both mental and physical health plus it enhances social bonds and belonging. Contact us to learn more about how to volunteer. Volunteering in the Garden is open to all Regina residents even if you do not have a garden, contact us to find out more about associate membership.
The garden work is shared through committees and work bees. The committees are work groups with a chairperson. Committees are open to any gardener who wants to contribute.
Memberships and Allocations – Chair Barbara Kishchuk. Assigns garden plots and trees according to the Grow Regina guidelines.
Operations – Chair Doug Bouck with Bob MacFarlane. Maintaining the physical structures of the garden that is: building and fixing cribbing, maintaining water lines and hoses, making signs, moving dirt and general handyman duties. Work bees are called when the work is too much for the committee.
Orchard – Chair Norm McLeod. Maintains orchards planting new trees and caring for them until they are mature enough to adopt out. Inspecting all of the trees notifying tree owners if there is a problem. When mulching, pruning and weeding work is heavy a work bee is called. Learn more about the orchard
Inspection – Leslie Mortin Chair. Maintain the health of the garden by keeping weeds and pests under control. Ensuring that the guidelines are followed and that the garden work is completed at the end of each season.
Communication – Chelsea Brown – facebook Katharine Garner -website
Flower and Raspberry beds -Chair Yvette Crane. Plants, prunes, and weed Grow Regina shared plots. Raspberries are free for anyone to enjoy.
Annual BBQ -Chair Yvette Crane. Plans and prepares our lovely annual get together
Compost Committee – Donna Holmes Chair, organizes and communicates with the composting group members assigning work schedules.
Work bee – When needed all the members and volunteers are invited by email. It is amazing what can be accomplished in one or two hours with some effort and team work. There is no commitment needed just show up and lend a hand. NOTE Until COVID restrictions are lifted there will be no scheduled work bees.
Mentors -If you would like to share your knowledge and take a novice gardener under your wing please Contact Grow Regina to volunteer as a mentor.