Local News

Community Gardens clean up for winter

The Morinville Centennial Community Gardens (MCCGS) held their Fall Work Bee Oct. 7 at both community garden locations: the backyard of the United Church and Champlain Park (across from the arena). All plots and raised beds needed to be cleared out and many hands made for light work. The MCCGS has more than 25 members, with many of them new to the Society. In the New Year, the group will discuss plans for Phase Three, to be located in the north end of Champlain Park. […]

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Local News

Local gardeners batty about bats

by Morinville News Staff – Backyard bats were the topic of a Morinville Community Gardens workshop held July 15 at the United Church gardens. The local gardening enthusiasts brought in Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development bat expert Dr. Margo Pybus to do a session on bats in general and building bat houses in particular. More than 20 residents attended the session, some to learn about bats, others to get down to the task of building their own bat house… […]

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Local News

Community Gardens promoting backyard bats

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Backyard bats are the subject of an upcoming Morinville Community Gardens workshop taking place July 15. The local gardening enthusiasts are bringing in Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development bat expert Dr. Margo Pybus to do a session on bats and building bat houses. Cost of the workshop is $35, including supplies to build one. Registration deadline for the hands-on portion of the seminar is June 13; however, registrations will be accepted beyond the deadline for the speaking portion of the session… […]

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Arts & Culture

The day in photos

Five light standards received paint on Tuesday and Thursday from the MPES Grade One students in Monique Webb’s class. Webb said other students will be putting designs on the posts. The project is an ongoing involvement of students in safety initiatives… […]

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Local News

Community Gardens planning for farm to table food event

Morinville – If a number of local gardening enthusiasts have their way, 104 Street will be shut down this summer. But the desire for the road closure is no form of public protest. The Morinville Community Gardens are looking to host an outdoor meal for 200 people in conjunction with the Community Fair that the Morinville Farmer’s Market is planning Aug. 22 and 23… […]

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Summer cooking and canning classes looking to take people back to their roots

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Gardens and Morinville Farmers’ Market are doing a little cross pollinating this summer in the hopes of helping people learn about preparing and preserving foods the way people did years ago.

Paula Collins, who is organizing eight cooking classes at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre on behalf of the Community Gardens, said there is a strong interest among people today to get back to their roots… […]

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Morinville News

Community Gardens cooking up something new

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A $2,000 gift from the Morinville Centennial Celebrations Committee is launching another local group on the road to helping people with healthy and homemade eating. The Morinville Community Gardens recently received a cheque from the committee to continue a project they had initiated during the centennial year, a cookbook of local recipes.

Morinville Community Gardens spokesperson Valerie Loseth said the Centennial Celebrations Committee had collected the recipes and thought her group was the one to continue the project. “They thought that because we are into sustainable living… […]