Friday, 15 May 2015

Spring time at Lakeshore Collegiate

Spring has been busy at Lakeshore, and the plants have been busy doing their thing too. 

Here are some updates:

One of our first tasks this season was re-posting our fence. We needed to make room for the dump trucks that bring us compost and wood chips, and so we moved the fence about 10 feet forward. We're half way through but need help to finish, so if you want volunteer for a day, please email Aga at

Fence goes down
Fence goes up
Garden club is up and running. A lot of mulching got done thanks to our lovely members, and we finally have signs for the garden beds! LCI students, if you're reading this, it's not too late to join in. Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school! Come out to help and get community hours while you're at it!

Check out this cool video to see why garden club is the best:

Mrs. Radix grade 11 science class came out for Earth Day to plant some berry shrubs, generously donated by JPI and Elmbank. We planted red currant, gooseberry, blueberry and two haskap berries.

Berry nice

Many, many perennial herbs and flowers have taken their permanent place in our garden beds. Sage, thyme, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, bergamot, lavender and sorrel to name a few. And perennial pollinator flowers such as yarrow, echinacea, tansy, angelica, daisies and baby's breath.

yarrow! I can't wait until you spread all over this place.

90% of our beds are planted, hot crops and potatoes being the last things we're waiting on. It's going to be a tomato bonanza at LCI so let's hope for a tomato-friendly summer!

Allendria is the best garden volunteer of all time and history. Biggest thanks for all your help!

Good luck little cabbage

Happily mulched cabbage

We'll be harvesting these mustard greens in another week or so!

Everyone's favourite plant in the garden
Strawberries are starting to blossom!
This valerian is going nuts. It's stress relieving properties will come in handy this season. 

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