Durham Master Gardeners

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Oshawa City Hall Giving Gardens

Adopt-a-garden 2021

For the second year in a row, Durham Master Gardener volunteers, in partnership with the Oshawa Garden Club and Oshawa City Council, are converting the Oshawa City Hall annual flower beds into veggie garden extravaganzas to combat food insecurity in the region.

Over the winter, DMGers donated valuable indoor real estate to grow tray upon tray of kale, cabbage, Malabar spinach, hot pepper, and eggplant seedlings in order to get a head start on the growing season. "We are very grateful to our members", say project co-leads Helen Vander Byl and Anne van de Velde, "for responding to our call with such enthusiastic support. The Victoria Day weekend shone bright and warm as we planted our seedlings, as well as onion bulbs, carrot, beet, and beans seeds, alongside companion flowers of nasturtiums, zinnias, cosmos, and marigolds. This year to foil the squirrels we planted squash seeds instead of plants, we'll see how that goes."

DMG looks forward to surpassing last year's donation of 372 lbs. to Feed the Need Durham.

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