Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Grace Manor Garden Update

Gardening at Grace Manor began with a planting party on May 22.  The weather was beautiful and the bugs weren’t biting.  Volunteers and residents filled the newly built raised garden boxes with plants and seeds which have since exploded to life! The garden beds, built by Fort Nelson Secondary School’s woodworking class including Alyssa Maynard, Lily Ashdown, Ali Barrie, Taylor Bergh, and Dave Sutherland, were made to last.  These sturdy boxes will survive decades! Residents also enjoyed hotdogs grilled on a BBQ donated by Home Hardware, and cake decorated by the bakery at IGA. 

Weekly weeding parties began Wednesday, June 2nd, where volunteers from Fort Nelson Secondary School, Rebecca Morin, Tatiana Espinosa, Faith Bilboa, and Kelsey Callan help residents maintain the gardens while everyone enjoy snacks provided by the TD Friends of the Environment grant.  Director Angela Beale said, “Having these planter boxes, soil, and plants have really gotten our seniors out of their shell.  I see them daily tending to the garden boxes, laughing and soaking up a bit of sun.”

The TD Friends of the Environment grant kindly supplied the cost of setting up the garden for the season – including tools, soil, and seeds – as well as the cost of a garden coordinator for the summer, snacks for weekly gatherings, and the wood necessary for building the raised beds. None of this would be possible without their generous support!

Residents of Grace Manor are already enjoying kale, lettuce, rhubarb, radishes, zucchini, swiss chard, and plenty of herbs.   Drive by Grace Manor to watch the progress and give your friendly neighbours a wave.

Gardening at Grace Manor began with a planting party on May 22.  The weather was beautiful and the bugs weren’t biting.  Volunteers and residents filled the newly built raised garden boxes with plants and seeds which have since exploded to life! The garden beds, built by Fort Nelson Secondary School’s woodworking class including Alyssa Maynard, Lily Ashdown, Ali Barrie, Taylor Bergh, and Dave Sutherland, were made to last.  These sturdy boxes will survive decades! Residents also enjoyed hotdogs grilled on a BBQ donated by Home Hardware, and cake decorated by the bakery at IGA. 

Weekly weeding parties began Wednesday, June 2nd, where volunteers from Fort Nelson Secondary School, Rebecca Morin, Tatiana Espinosa, Faith Bilboa, and Kelsey Callan help residents maintain the gardens while everyone enjoy snacks provided by the TD Friends of the Environment grant.  Director Angela Beale said, “Having these planter boxes, soil, and plants have really gotten our seniors out of their shell.  I see them daily tending to the garden boxes, laughing and soaking up a bit of sun.”

The TD Friends of the Environment grant kindly supplied the cost of setting up the garden for the season – including tools, soil, and seeds – as well as the cost of a garden coordinator for the summer, snacks for weekly gatherings, and the wood necessary for building the raised beds. None of this would be possible without their generous support!

Residents of Grace Manor are already enjoying kale, lettuce, rhubarb, radishes, zucchini, swiss chard, and plenty of herbs.   Drive by Grace Manor to watch the progress and give your friendly neighbours a wave.

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