The new contracts for the season will be sent to you in Jan./Feb. This will show the amount you need to pay for the coming year (via e-transfer). If there are any errors, please contact us via e-mail. If you are not returning, please advise us ASAP.
New Side Boards
There are a number of plots that need new side boards this season. Before you do this, please contact Peter or Denys so we can peg it out to the correct size and location as we are attempting to align all plots and pathways. We can also give you name and place to price out your wood. (As per the rules and regulations).
Members are allowed to plant espalier fruit trees in their plots. There are trees that are not being espalier, now is a good time to do it.
Friends in Need Food Bank
Thanks for all of the donations to the Pitt Meadows food bank all throughout the growing season!
Bylaws Reminder (June 5, 2023)
To all members : In signing your PMCG contract, you confirm that you have read the conditions and guidelines of the garden. Unfortunately, there are some by-laws not being followed. We ask that you please take the time to read the following:
MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES– Keep the Membership Director informed of any changes to your contact information.- You must attend the annual Garden Orientation.- All plots are to be enclosed with a border of wood or landscape blocks (15×8) at least 6 inches in height and if you wish to have a walk area in your plot, it can be filled with gravel or mulch. All enclosures must be wood. The plot enclosure becomes part of the plot and if you give up the plot the enclosure and soil must remain.
STRUCTURAL SAFETYTo be sure everyone has a safe and secure experience while in the garden, we must ensure all plots and common areas are in a safe condition.
All material, furniture and tools should be stored within plot boundaries. Stored wood or structures should not have protruding nails, screws, re-bar etc… All re-bar used for holding border sides must have protected cap installed.Stored wood, garden tools, etc. should not extend into pathways.Any structure 4 feet or higher (particularly tomato covers) must be pre-approved by the Board of Directors. Submit construction drawings to the Board of Directors.
Corner posts to protect the plants from damage by dragged hoses, should not be over four feet above the ground.Courtesy should be extended to fellow gardeners so as not to shade their plot with structures or plants.Black plastic or plastic tarps can become nesting areas for voles, mice and rats and should not be stored in the garden.
Recycling of materials is supported, however, use of items such as discarded shipping pallets, rubber tires, screen doors, etc., that are not appropriate for a garden environment, are not allowed.For example, under the Gazebo:Discarded greenhouse pots etc… Please take all your garbage home with you. Cold frames should have a maximum height of 2 feet and coverage of 10 sq. ft.
Glass, particularly old windows, is not allowed.Plant and row covers should have a maximum height under 3 feet. Clear plastic covers should be of durable thickness to ensure they are windproof and will not tear. Row covers must be thoroughly secured. Use of corrugated fibreglass panels must be pre-approved by the Board.
Temporary seasonal supports, i.e., pole beans & peas, have no limit per plot, but must not exceed 2.3 metres (7 ft.) in height.Conserve water at all times. Taps must be turned off before leaving the garden. Drain the hose after turning the water off, this will release the pressure. Then returned the hose back to hose hanger coiled to ensure the life of the garden hose.Soaker hoses or drip watering systems may not be permanently connected to the hose bib to water your plot.
Rain barrels with screens are permitted on your plot. Catching rainwater in other containers is not permitted. The water must not be allowed to stagnate.When leaving the garden please clean and store all PMGC tools and equipment in the tool shed and ensure that the shed and garden washroom building are locked.
All re-bar used for holding border sides must have protected cap installed.This was add to the by-law this year as a safety precaution in case some falls on one also the uses of any metal materials without approval. Please keep the pathway clear. We appreciate your attention to this matter, and if you have any questions feel free to email or call.