Changes for our volunteers and beds for 2020
Oh, how life has changed for everyone in the past 2 months! The changes made due to public health concerns and practices are being implemented in this year’s activities. Planting will not be done at any closed County facilities this year. If any of these reopen in the next while, planting will be decided accordingly. These include GARC, the Museum, Rural County Halls, 55+ Club, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, and Sherwood Park Arena.
Planting days will be Sunday June 7th and Monday June 8th. Watering will be done for all beds on Tuesday, June 9th. Anyone planting on Sunday may request watering on Saturday. During the current health directives, one volunteer is to be present at the bed or planters at a time to plant or weed. All purchases are to be made following social distancing recommendations and all our greenhouses have online ordering with curbside pickup.
Flowers have been ordered for Millennium Place and are now available to our volunteers to use in their beds. They are 85 Rudbeckia – Indian Summer 36” x 14-16”, 60 Cordyline – Red Sensation 36” x 24”, 241 Salvia – Forest Fire 16” x 24”, 333 Coleus – Campfire 14-18’ x 14-24”, 68 Verbena – Firehouse Red 8-10” x 18-22”, 236 Ipomoea – Solar Power Red 10-12” x 24-36”, 352 Dahlberg Daisy 8-12” x 12” and 252 Bidens – Bee Bold 14-20” x 18-24”. This is an excellent alternative if you do not feel comfortable visiting a greenhouse. Contact Leesa Lacombe at email@example.com.
These changes are necessary to have most of our beds and planters planted this year. During these uncertain and trying times, the flowers that you plant are even more important to brighten spirits in our community. We will inform you if policies change with new health directives.