– Picklefest! – When: Wednesday, July 30, 1-4 p.m. – Where: Open Sky Co-op (12 Folkins Dr.) – Bring some produce and jars to our pickling party - first time picklers and seasoned pro's are all welcome. This is a free event! *Note that these workshops occur each Wednesday from 1-4 p.m., rain or shine, produce in hand or not. Mother Nature is unruly so often times our scheduled events happen a week later or earlier so please e-mail or call us if you want to know what we're doing this week. Come by, we would love to see you!
– Ok. Quoi!? BBQ fundraiser – When: Friday, Aug. 1, 12-1 p.m. – Where: Outside of Struts Gallery, Lorne St. – This is our biggest fundraiser and we want to fill your bellies with local and organic produce! Swing by for some Dixon beef burgers, veggie burgers, salads from our gardens and Nature's Route Farm, desserts from our plot renters, and beverages from our berries. Single items are available, as are combo plates - come by early as this is a very tasty event!
– Sappyfest Booth – When: Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. – Where: Bridge St. – Have you been yearning for a Community Garden canvas tote to carry all of your worldly possessions in? Look no further than our booth! We will have garden-branded shirts, as well as totes and have a craft corner to make seed bombs on site.
Sackville Almanac: Bake oven Addition
This year the community garden got a new addition to our green space - a brick bake oven. Historically, bake ovens have been a hub of activity for communities that were lucky enough to have one. Each week the ovens were fired and men and women alike flocked to the bake site to put their loaves into the flames to bake the week's bread. Although times have changed in Sackville, we want to bring back the traditional way of creating community and what better way to do that than through food!
The Sackville Community Garden's vision for our bake oven is to have an “oven club” that interested bakers can become members of. These members will be trained to use the oven - how to fire it, what temperatures are best to cook at, how to let it cool down, and general safety surrounding this work of art. These are the only individuals who will be able to fire the oven and it will be done at specific times that will be relayed to the members of the Oven Club. We are looking for interested individuals as well as any community group to step forward so that they can learn the ins and outs of the oven and use it to its utmost potential. If you are interested in simply learning more or are interested in learning how to use the oven, please get in contact with us and we will be in communication as to a date for training to occur. We would love to hear from you!
You can contact us through our email account at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 875-8435.
Norma Jean Worden-Rogers is the Sackville Community Garden coordinator.