Campbell Garden Weekly Digest Issue #1
Let's get ready to garden!
June 3, 2016
Grow bags 2015
by Marina De Luca-Howard
It is time once again to think about the garden: our grow bags and our front garden, as well as the mulched patch just to the left of the grow bags.
Jutta Mason has generously donated some organic bean seeds. She’s joked they are Jack and the Beanstalk type beans, promising the quick results, will delight our junior gardeners.
Here is the plan for this season:
Three types of plants per grow bag:
Beans, carrots, squash
Please join park staff for a lovely Campbell Park Saturday Supper al fresco inspired by Franco-Italian summers with Cassoulet, Poulet Provencal, with Roasted Aubergines et courgettes and Pasticcini morbidi alle Mandorle(traditional Italian Gluten free almond cookies).
A culinary journey with lavender, rosemary, parsley, thyme and rosewater soothing the senses! Child friendly gf meal, with vegan options. Otherwise top your meal with chevre or Parmesan!
I don't think I've ever seen this many events happening all on the same day in the Junction Triangle. Bikes, bees, butterflies, beauty, bartering, and boxcars*. Here's a quick rundown. Click the links to get more info about each event.
100 in 1 Day Festival:
Three events that are part of the 100 in 1 Day Festival are taking place in the Junction Triangle, along the West Toronto Railpath. All of them help celebrate the awesomeness of our neighbourhood and surrounding areas:
Kids and Cargo Bikes, 10am-11am at Perth Square Park, followed by a family ride on the Railpath. Come and show off your own cargo bike, or see what other people have. Some vendors are also coming.
Really Really Free Market, 10am-4pm at Campbell Park. Drop off items to give away for free, or pick up your own free stuff or services. Also, free food. Free. Really. Really.
The Really Really Free Market returns to Campbell Park this Saturday, 10am-4pm.
From the Really Really Free Market Website:
No money. No barter. No exchange. Toronto's Really Really Free Market is returning on June 6th! Bring items that you'd like others to have and take items that others want you to have. You don't need to bring items to take items. We can only accept things that are clean and in working condition - nobody wants dirty socks or broken computer screens. They also don't want underwear, no matter how clean. As a general rule, bring only items in a condition that you yourself would take. We also cannot accept large items as we have no way of disposing of them if nobody takes them. If you do bring a large item, we ask that you leave your contact information with a volunteer so we can contact you if no one takes it.
For the first time ever, Food Not Bombs will be present at the market and will be giving away free and delicious vegan food.
The market is open from 10 am until 4 pm. We stop accepting items at 3 pm and cannot accept anything before 10. Please treat everyone at the market with respect and generosity. We hope to see you there!
Ward 18 Community BBQ
When: June 21, 2015, from 1pm-3pm
Where: Campbell Park
"Donations to help furnish the new Community Centre along the West Toronto Railpath at Ruskin Ave. will be accepted by Christie-Ossington Neighbourhood Centre at this event."
This weekend, April 18-19, is Clean Toronto Together, the annual Spring cleanup in our city. There are several cleanups scheduled for the Junction Triangle area. Here's a list. Leave a comment if you have another cleanup to add.
Saturday April 18:
Saturday Supper Aug 2 2014, supper with Campfire 5:30-7pm, with Really Really Free Market
Campbell in a Stew,
Meat Option: Ragoût de boeuf à l'anglais
Vegetarian Medley served with chickpeas
side of watermelon, cucumber, spicy greens with raspberry vinegrette and salad
Dessert is almond blueberry cake
Suggested donation for entree plus salad: $5
Friday Garden Program
Friday is Gardening 4:30-7pm
First Saturday every month is the Really Really Free Market
Saturday Activities 10am-7pm
Toys, Crafts, Games, Food cart, Campfire and Supper
Food Cart Menu VARIES: cookies, muffins, quiche, nut bread, lunch plate with salad, and watermelon, nectarines, apples, coffee, drinks, Popsicles
A busy week at the park...
This week we will be dealing with tomatoes, weeding and thinning plants.
Really Really Free Market starts at 10am with Ana Bailao at 2pm
Veggie, halal, Gluten-Free sweet and savory snacks, hot dog and lunch items.
Muffins, Nut cake, Turkey loaf, Quiches, Falafel, coffee, tea, juice boxes and drinks.
Activities, face-painting, and Crafts by onsite Campbell Staff
Band playing cool tunes--jazz, funk and more
SATURDAYS Snackbar begins at 12:00
Savory and Sweet snacks
Meat Option: Poutine with pulled beef
Veggie Option: Hearty Vegan Poutine with soy curds, with mushrooms
sides are coleslaw and oven roasted green beans
Grandperes with ice cream
Suggested donation for entree plus salad: $5