Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society’s Riley Park Community Garden
Kick off POLLINATOR WEEK with Riley Park Community Garden, starting June 22nd!
Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators, all that they do, and share knowledge on how we can protect them.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR POLLINATOR RESOURCES:
- Our Summer Pollinator Map shows the pollinators that can be found in the garden at this time of year. We invite you to visit the garden, and using this map, see if you can find the pollinators shown, and some of their favourite plants!
- Join Madame Beespeaker, Lori Weidenhammer, for a virtual pollinator walk throughout the garden, where you will be introduced to many of the plants on the map! This virtual walk will be posted to RPCG social media pages, including Facebook, Instagram and also our website. More details on this walk will be available soon.
- Resource that share how you can support pollinators in your community in 10 simple ways and a recommended plant list, including many of the plants pollinators love!
Riley Park Community Garden (RPCG) recognizes the important role that all pollinators play in the garden, in our food systems and environment.
The RPCG has been designed by Madame Beespeaker Lori Weidenhammer, Master Gardeners, and Butterflyway Rangers and a Beesepeaker to benefit pollinators throughout all four seasons. The native plants and flowers were chosen so that our pollinators have .
Our garden is a food security project of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. We are a community space tackling food insecurity while enhancing community engagement. Beyond its immediate function as an inclusive gathering point, we want the community garden to reflect our core visions to improve food security, ecological sustainability and community development.
This is shared gardening, there are no private plots. This garden is being created to build connections in the community and create a peaceful place for neighbours to grow and share food together.
We are offering the community a new opportunity to grow their own culturally specific food in a ground-breaking community garden. This new model is meant to be as inclusive as possible, reflecting and celebrating the diversity of gardening cultures in our neighbourhood.
Parks we work in:
- Riley Park
Things we do:
- citizen science project(s)
- community garden
- community meals
- crafts/folk art
- environmental education
- food festivals
- food forest/orchard
- heritage conservation/education
- jane's walks
- movie nights
- native/pollinator gardens
- nature walks
- tree inventory
- visual arts
We're looking for volunteers in these areas:
- Regular volunteers
- Occasional volunteers