Spring Work Day 2016

The first OGCG community work day will take place on:

Sunday, May 1st from 2:00–4:00pm.

The rain-date is Saturday, May 9th from 2:00–4:00pm.

Attendance at this work day is required to maintain your membership in good standing.

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Suggested Hand Pruners

yardworks pruners
While finding the best set of pruners is generally a matter of personal preference, after years of experience i feel it important to let everyone know about a very good and inexpensive set of bypass pruners that is currently on sale at Canadian Tire (pictured above). With bypass pruners, the blades pass one another, unlike anvil pruners where one blade comes down on top of the other. These are best for general pruning jobs around the garden; anvil pruners are better for hard, dry wood such as twigs.

The Yardworks pruners are solid, forged steel from blade to handle so are very durable. They are also made from high-carbon steel, which sharpens very well, although tends to rust more easily; as they are very solid any rust can be rubbed off with steel wool or a file and still be sharpened so that’s a minor issue. The only problem i have had in 5–6 years is the little wire catch that keeps them closed can break, but that is fairly easy to fix or ignore. The pruners are on sale at Canadian Tire for $8.00 + HST from April 8–14. The express store at Danforth and Pape usually carries them. If you miss the sale you can find them on sale, usually at %50 off or more, a few times a year. Even at full price they are a good investment.
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2015 Shade Survey

summary of 2015 shade survey showing presence of shade at 10, 1 and 4 o'clock
In response to several members’ concern for how shade limits their ability to grow vegetables, a survey of shade in the gardens was conducted in 2015. The results of the OCGC Shade Survey were used to adjust plot fees for the 2016 season. The image above shows the summary results of the survey; the full results of the OCGC Shade Survey are available in pdf format.
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OGCG Sign Refurbished

OGCG sign on side of raised garden bed
Thanks to Brian for refurbishing the OGCG sign!

OGCG Sign Winter 2015

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Garden Shed Tidy

inside of garden shedThanks to James (Maintenance Coordinator) for tidying up the garden shed and building a rack to hold the garden tools.

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Spring Work Day 2015

The first OGCG community work day will take place on:
Sunday, May 3rd from 2:00–4:00pm.

The rain-date is Saturday, May 9th from 2:00–4:00pm.

Attendance at this work day is required to maintain your membership in good standing.

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2015 AGM

Thursday, March 26th 7 pm – 9 pm

Woodgreen Community Centre
815 Danforth, 3rd floor
(same as last year)

Agenda:

  • Explain transition phase, temporary board members and roles
  • Ask members to fill board roles*
  • Financial report
  • Report on status of plots confirmed and not
  • Community Work Days
  • Collect plot fees and signed member agreements

* descriptions of Board roles are available on OGCG Yahoo site, under Files/Membership Information/

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