Thursday, August 20, 2015

Harvest Social

Whitehorse Community Garden Harvest Social

Come out and socialize with your fellow gardeners on Wednesday, August 26th, 6-8 pm.
Snacks and light refreshments will be available in the main garden.
Gardeners are welcome to bring something to contribute to the event (but it is optional).
Bring copies of your recipes for our future garden recipe collection.
*There will be an award presentation for volunteer of the year*
Questions? Contact Randy at 633-4379.

Mt. Lorne Community Announcement

The Ingestible Festival

Gallery exhibit of wonderful local food creations that will be judged on presentation, taste and ‘local’ity

Sunday August 30th At LMCC


 Breads - all types
Ferments - includes beverages
Cheeses - locally made
Wild crafted - everything wild goes
Flights of Fancy - open category, most creative dish

Everyone welcome to submit entries! Celebrate the wonder of food and share your favorite masterpiece.
Send in entry form by August 23rd !!
Drop off August 30th 12-2 pm .
Contact Agnes at

All entrees will be featured at the opening reception with public judging

At LMCC km 1, Annie Lake Road
Reception starts 3pm
Viewing 3.00– 4.30 pm ( with food talks )
Tasting and judging 4.30 - 6.30 pm
Awards 6.45 pm
Tasting Tickets at door $ 5.00

With music by Paul Bergman Project
Bar / Beer garden and local food concession

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mt. Lorne Community Announcement

Welcome to the Garden! 2015
A  seasonal approach to hands on gardening skills that will help you grow food.
Rent a garden bed at a local farm- and learn to grow.
Join long time Yukon organic gardener, Shiela Alexandrovich at her Wheaton River Gardens on Annie Lake Road for seven half day workshops that will give you seasonal experience and confidence to get growing.
Shiela will provide 125’x30’ beds for participants to use. Therese are to be started from scratch, in and area that has had 2 years of green manure. She will provide watering and frost protection as needed. Participants
will take home the produce grown , and have the knowledge to store  and preserve food for the winter .
Cost for the rental of one raised bed – and all the produce that grows there will be yours…
$ 75.00 for full season
This includes the education provided by Sheila  as well as seeds and bedding plants and all other materials as needed.
This workshop will have space for 6-8 people and will cover the following outline, realizing that weather may re-arrange our schedule for us!
All workshops are   1pm to 4:30, on Sundays.
·         May 17                 orientation, bed planning, seed choices, bedding plants
                               ( starting, time and care) and basic organics
·         May 24                 making raised beds, organic  amendments, various planting styles, hoops and
                               covers – Prepping and planting - Ready…GO!
·         June 14                eating weeds, thinning, compost/manure teas, top dressing, early harvest
·         June 28                harvest, thin, weed, succession planting, maintenance
·         July 19                 thinning, weeding, fermented  pickles, drying, teas (weeds, wild, planted)
·         Aug 16                 harvest, prep for storage, pickling, seed saving,
·         Sept 6                  final root harvest , root storage, putting things to bed
This Program made possible with support from Yukon Agriculture Branch -  Growing Forward 2
Wheaton River gardens are located at km 24 Annie Lake Road- please follow the signs.
limited seating – register soon !!
Contact Agnes at :                                              
or ph 667 7083 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Garden Season Sign Up

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of year again. The annual garden sign up will be at the Whitehorse Food Bank at 306 Alexander Street on April 11th from 12-2pm.
Fees are as follows:
$20 bed deposit (not necessary if you are a returning gardener from 2014)
$20 annual membership fee
$5 shed key deposit (not necessary if you already have one from 2014)

We'll see you there!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2014 AGM

DUGS will be holding its 2014 AGM on January 14th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at 504 Cook Street (Upstairs Mary House). There will be a potluck and social at 6:00pm to lead into the meeting. Anyone is welcome.