Produce For August 8 And 12, 2023
Just a friendly reminder that the Garden is run by volunteers and all of the funds raised from produce sales are sent to the Tubahumurize Association for socioeconomically marginalized women in Rwanda. The garden produce is not intended for general picking by the community. We’re sorry to report that theft has become an issue at the Garden this year – the latest being a large portion of our garlic crop. As a result, several hundred $$$ less will be raised for Tubahumurize. We thank our wonderful Garden supporters for purchasing the Garden produce at the markets.
Market hours this week are:
Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
New handicrafts from the women of Tubahumurize, in Rwanda, are now available at the Saturday markets (weather permitting).
Yoga at the Green & Gold Community Garden! – Saturday, August 19 (8:45am – 9:45am)
Steve Bell, a yoga instructor from the Parkallen community will be conducting an outdoor yoga class at the garden on Saturday August 19 from 8:45 – 9:45 am (weather permitting). We will gather on the lawn on the south side of the garden close to the trees bordering the orchard. Bring your yoga mat and join us – all ages and abilities welcome! The class if free but if you want to make a donation, Steve will be gifting all proceeds to the Green & Gold Community Garden. Steve has been practicing yoga for 20+ years and became YAA 500 hour certified to teach in 2020. His classes mix gentle asana practice with breath work and meditation. He teaches online through Zoom and in person.
Sustainable Foods Edmonton Community Garden Bike Tour – Saturday, August 19th (9:30am – 12:30pm)
This year we are touring Southside gardens: Royal Gardens, Duggan, Heritage, Yellowbird and Blue Quill. It will be an interesting, engaging ride and lunch is included! Cost is $11.98 per person. Please register here.
Upcoming lecture at the University of Alberta: The Right to Food: Imagine Zero Hunger
Lecture by Dr. Michael Fakhri (free & open to the public, but registration is required), Thursday, September 21, 2023, 7pm – 10pm. For more information & to register: https://www.ualberta.ca/events/international/the-right-to-food.html
Please note: There’s no custom picking by volunteers or self-serve at the kiosk again this year. Instead, we have a designated shopping area at the front of the garden. Please line up at the south end and a volunteer will help guide you through the shopping area filling a bag with the pre-picked/packaged produce you choose to buy. A cashier will be located at the north end of the shopping area. A whiteboard with produce prices will be on display for customers.
We want to make everyone feel welcome and safe at the garden, so please feel free to wear a mask if you want to. Hand sanitizer will also be available.
Location: For those of you who haven’t visited before, the Garden is located on the South Campus of the University of Alberta. Enter the University Farm off 60th Ave. Turn left at the T intersection (118th St) and you’ll see us just across the road from the old barn. On transit – we’re about a 15-minute walk from the South Campus LRT station. A map and further directions to the garden are available at: www.greengoldgarden.com/visit.
See you at the Garden!
- Beets (baby)
- Broccoli (limited quantity)
- Cucumbers (limited quantity)
- Lettuce (loose leaf & head)
- Onions (bulb & green)
- Perpetual spinach
- Swiss chard
- Turnips (hakurei, salad turnip)
- Flowers: Beautiful flower bouquets created by our volunteers.