To the Editor,
The Care & Share Community Permaculture Garden volunteers are back at it this summer growing food for Operation Scugog! We are following the principles of permaculture (earth care, people care, and fair share) as we learn together. With a focus on nourishing the soil naturally, conserving water, and growing nutritious food, we hope to contribute to the well being of our community.
Thanks is extended to many individuals and groups for their ongoing support. Special thanks goes to Karen Giles of Sunlife Financial (for her generous donation toward the rainwater cistern), and the Port Perry Agricultural Society (for providing the space for the garden, donating straw for mulching, and including us in the Port Perry Fall Fair). We also want to thank Vivian Foster, Kathy Kiiskinen and clients of Community Living North Durham for their ongoing interest and involvement in the garden. Also to Joanne and Tyler of Homestead Furniture for the generous donation of the lovely adirondack chairs and table.
We hope that the community will understand, but the garden is not equipped to accept or manage excavation fill, pet waste, pet hair, wood scrap donations, old Christmas trees/wreaths, or dead ornamental potted plants. As you might expect, we want to ensure the cleanest conditions possible for growing fresh vegetables in the garden. Also please note that the black containers are for compost only and are not to be used as a waste receptacle. Starting in September of 2016, we will, however, gratefully accept shredded, bagged fall leaves. Please feel free to visit our website at caresharegarden.ca for further information on the evolution of the garden, and opportunities for involvement.
Lynne Chase on behalf of the Care and Share Community Permaculture Garden
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