Growing Community with the TGCA

As we rediscover our backyards, balconies and stoops, gardening has become a great way to mitigate risk, produce your own food, have fun and relax.  

Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or rookie with a rented rototiller, growing plants is great way to connect with your surroundings, gain some perspective and patience, challenge yourself, and show the kids a bit of practicality.  

The TGCA would like to see resident and members’ gardens this year and then share them with the community, so we’re asking that people share their gardens with us, and we’ll share them with the community, on our siteFacebook and Twitter. 

At various points this spring and summer, we’ll ask you for pictures of your garden at its various stages, as well as a bit of an introduction to you and yours.  

It being right after May Long, this month we’re asking residents to show us their seedlings and newly planted greeneriesTell us what you’re excited about growing this year, and how you expect things to go.  

  1. Take some pictures of your new plants.  
  1. Writes a bit about yourself, and your gardening experiences.  
  1. Send them to us at the email below.  

We’ll ask for new pics in a month or so and see how your garden grows!  

Share with us: Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com. 

Thorncliffe resident, Traci Berg, has big plans for her garden!

Traci is new to the area, and very keen to see how her garden grows!

“I was so excited to see your ‘Growing Community’ post with the TGCA! I am an avid gardener, landscape designer and gardening instructor and my passion lies growing food and building community!
 
I just moved to Thorncliffe in December so this will be my first year in a new garden. I am overjoyed to have a blank canvas to work with and plan on filling both my front and backyard with veggie beds, a greenhouse and a ‘food forest’ of all different kinds of native fruiting species.”
 
Traci will be sharing more of her excitement and expertise in the weeks to come, so keep an eye out for that!
 
If you’d like some advice about your garden, you can contact Traci here: https://www.tessellatebytraci.com/
 

Vanessa Gillard

Programming and community engagement coordinator at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association

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