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/
Food Forest work bees ~ please join us!
Hurray! We’ve complete our infrastructure improvements at the Food Forest and now have a sign, two beautiful benches designed and built by local builder Chaim Sisson. We’d like to send a big thank you to Chaim as well as local Reece Tibbet, who built and designed the arbour at the top of the old stone stairs that will one day be covered in grapes. And of course to the builders at Camosun for the much needed shed.
Next steps? Understory plants, new plant signage & pathways.
Please join us for 2 upcoming work bees:
Saturday April 7th 1-3:30pm
Sunday April 15th 1-3:30pm
Interested in LEARNING ABOUT IRRIGATION? We’ll be hosting a FREE workshop on Thursday April 26th from 6:30-8:30 with local company and irrigation experts WES-TECH as well as our own Food Forest Irrigation Guru Scott Davis. It will be at the FGCA Place (main building) 1330 Fairfield Rd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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.
Please contact the group of you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions or concerns.