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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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mitch Cobb at email@example.com
Out and about on a sunny Friday morning and carrying a camera, inspired a visit to what will become the feature Inspired Farm site in downtown Charlottetown. A few images were captured to chronicle the transformation of the site and so here is a look at “the before” as of Friday, April 20, 2012:
Clearly, there is lots to do, and already the planning has started. Discussions currently revolve around raised beds, accessible gardens, container gardens, recycled materials, art, vertical gardens and water.
If you have any ideas for this empty canvas join us at our next meeting , Wednesday April 25 at 7:00 PM at the Queen Street Commons – 224 Queen Street. Feel free to drop by!