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Get in on this Exciting Challenge and be one of the first Urban Gardeners in the city this season to unleash your creativity!
Businesses and Individuals can enter the Challenge and prizes will be awarded in 3 categories for:
- Most creative container or urban garden space for both individuals and businesses
- Best use of recycled or upcycled materials for both individuals and businesses
- Most productive space for both individuals and businesses
SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR URBAN GARDEN SPACE AS SUBMISSIONS TO THE CHALLENGE and WE’LL ENLIST OUR JUDGES TO PICK THE WINNERS. email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Submissions is August 15, 2012 at Noon. Prizes will be announced and awarded at our Harvest BBQ event.
Inspired Farmers has been working diligently over the past number of months to educate the community on the benefits of growing edible gardens. Through workshops, meetings, advocacy, facebook, twitter and good old fashioned “word of mouth,” we are helping people realize how easy and important it is to grow food. However, this week will mark a milestone in the work of Inspired Farmers.
On June 2, 2012 from 9:30 – 12:30 in partnership with the Murphy’s Center, City of Charlottetown, PEI ANC and the Upper Room Food Bank, Inspired Farmers will install “The Inspired Garden Demonstration Site” at the Murphy Community Center on Richmond Street in Charlottetown.
We invite you to participate as we come together as a community to imagine and create this Inspired Garden space. We will be planting the gardens, creating art, and designing the space. There will be food available (chili and chowder) as well as live music. This will be a great activity for families and children.
Inspired Farmers will also be at the Murphy Center during the week leading up to our installation day to prepare the sites and construct the beds. If you are interested in learning more about constructing raised garden beds, accessibility gardens, self watering containers or vertical gardens feel free to stop by and give a hand.
Following is a list of the times we will be meeting and what we will be working on:
Tuesday, May 29 – 6 – 8 pm – Constructing raised garden beds and accessibility gardens
Wednesday, May 30 – 6 – 8 pm – Building self watering containers
Thursday, May 31 – 6 – 8 pm – Building vertical gardens with gutters, pallets, cinder blocks and other recycled material
For more information, please contact Karen Murchison at email@example.com or Mitch Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspired Farmers, in conjunction with Transform a Street, will be hosting a workshop on Making Self Watering Containers from Recycled Materials. The workshop will be held on Friday May 11 from 6pm to 7pm on Richmond Street, between Pownal and Queen Streets in Charlottetown, PEI.
The containers will be used to act as a barrier between the cycle path and the driving lane of the street. Transform a Street is an initiative by Cycle PEI and the City of Charlottetown to demonstrate to the community what a “complete street” would look like and will include bike lanes, pedestrian lanes and green space. Transform a Street will run from May 11 – May 19 and will include various events and workshops throughout the week.
Following the event, the containers will be moved to the Murphy Community Center where they will be used as part of the Inspired Farmers Demonstration Garden.
If you are interested in learning how to make self watering containers, please stop by Richmond Street, between Pownal Street and Queen Street on Friday May 11, at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
Inspired Farmers is a community group based in Charlottetown, PEI. Through workshops, demonstration gardens and media, we strive to demonstrate to the community the ways we can grow food, improve health and take control over our well being.