Fairfield Food Forest
The Fairfield Food Forest is located in Porter Park, near the intersection of Kipling and Thurlow. (See map here.)
Come by and see what our hard working Garden Committee has been up to!
Facebook: Fairfield Community Gardens https://www.facebook.com/groups/839239216195711/
Allotment Garden Steering Committee meeting
Wednesday, April 19th 2017 at 6:30pm in the Youth Zone – all are welcome. Over the past couple years we have had several interested community members reach out to us about creating an allotment garden for the Fairfield Gonzales community. We are excited to support a passionate group of community members on pursuing this project
Upcoming Work Parties 2017
Bring yourself (and a friend if you wish!), work gloves and a water bottle if you have them, and we will provide all tools and snacks. Work parties are at Porter Park in the Fairfield Food Forest.
March 11th (Saturday) 2-4pm Site clean up, mulch top up, weeding
March 26th (Sunday) 2-5pm Site prep for shed, refresh signage, modify cages as needed, weeding
April 22 (Saturday) 2-5pm The focus of this bee will be weeding, understory planting, and increasing the cages for plants that are outgrowing their existing protective cage. Please join us for this one- it’ll be a productive day! We will also have an “impromptu” bee depending on when the shed is completed and ready for installation. Expect an update on our Facebook page when we have more details for this bee.
May 13 (Saturday) 2-5pm Cancelled – Stayed tuned for the rescheduled date!
In our spring/summer planning, we are looking for help with a few specific tasks and wanted to spread the word. Here is a short description of these- please get in touch if you can help out!
1) Step repair- anybody experienced with masonry? Scotty has identified a repair job at the steps. These steps are a wonderful feature of the garden and need a little mortar and TLC.
2) Signage– we’re hoping to have a template designed that is 1/2 of the size of the current cage signs. This will make them less vulnerable in the wind, and would reduce the cost of laminating. We’re going to try a UV protected stronger lamination this time around. If you have graphic design skills and would be willing to take this on, I can provide you with files to get the project started! This could be perfect for a student project as well.
3) Shed– we’ll need to prepare a gravel pad for the shed. If you have experience with projects such as this, we’d love to work with you during the shed installation phase (coming up!).
Please contact the group of you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions or concerns.