Jul 252014
 
 July 25, 2014  Science, Workshops

Laurence in the gardenGardening in the City of Côte Saint-Luc is in full swing this summer!

Many have come to take full advantage of our weekly community gardening sessions and clinics, to help maintain our beautiful garden, and to learn about caring for their own. Gardening beginners and veterans alike have shared experiences, made new friends, and learned to appreciate the complexities and nuances of maintaining a large and fruitful garden.

It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, though: our garden, just like any other, has suffered at the hands of Japanese beetles, aphids, cabbage moths, and a groundhog or two. Combating them with safe, all-natural alternatives to chemical pesticides has been a summer-long battle of wit and cunning. As we experiment with new methods, our demonstration garden evolves alongside the ever-changing landscape of garden know-how.

From seed-saving and fertilizing to pests and cultivation, our residents have had fun embarking upon the learning experience of gardening. All are welcome to come and join us in the garden behind the Library at 5851 Cavendish Blvd., every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm. Be ready to meet new friends and learn new things!

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broccoli