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 Events
Thursday, January 11th 2018 7-9pm, 1330 Fairfield Rd.
Please join us to plan our 2018 year in the Food Forest. We’ll be discussing work parties, infrastructure updates and making a plant list for our understory planting- as well as anything you’d like to add! There will be tea, dessert & good company.
Saturday, October 28th 10-12am “Jack-o-lantern Family Fun”
Tickets: $20/family or $10/Caregiver & Child. Available online http://jackolanternfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com or at our front desk 1330 Fairfield Rd.
Join us to carve a Jack-o-lantern, make a fun Halloween craft & enjoy a little treat! This event will be a fundraiser for understory plants at the Fairfield Community Food Forest. Location- Food Forest in Porter Park or The Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow Rd), depending on weather.
Saturday, September 23rd 2-6pm Fall Fairfield
The garden committee will be hosting activities at our favourite neighbourhood party, Fall Fairfield!
Wednesday, September 20th 4:30-6:30pm Work Party: “Pizza and Clean-up”
Join us from 5-7pm at the Food Forest to clean up the garden in time for Fall Fairfield! Pizza & tools will be provided.
We are also 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.