Friday, 20 June 2014

More Great Prizes

Wow, we have some amazing, generous businesses and individuals around Cornell! Some more prizes that will be up for auction at our Garden Party this Sunday, from 2-5.

Signed jerseys: TFC jersey signed by Michael Bradley (captain of the US World Cup soccer team) and Leafs jersey signed Doug Gilmour (with certificates of authenticity)
Gift certificate from Cornell Cuts for Kids
Exterior window cleaning from Rileys' Window Cleaning
Gift certificate from Dance 2 Fit
Two riding lessons from Earthbound Stables 
50% off a birthday package from Gym o Gym
Olive That gift basket from Kimberly Clark

And a huge thank you again to our Gold Level Garden Sponsors, whose generosity will make it possible for us to relax at the garden sitting on nice benches instead of on the dirt :)

Markus Winkler, Sutton Group
Kara Daniels
Salima Kherani, Family Dentistry in Cornell
Dr. Migara Weerasinghe, Cornell Dental Centre

The benches have been ordered and will arrive in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

On the Auction Block

Some of the awesome donations we've received for the silent auction at our Grand Opening event this Sunday. More items will be added as they come in!

Gift certificate and basket from Turning Hedz Creations
Family photo session from Unstyled Life Photography
Tutu Holder from Handcrafted by Katherine
Barrettes from Lil Boo Clips
Hand stamped key chain and herb garden markers from Thanks A Loot Gifts
Chaise lounge chair from Sheri Gammon Dewling
Epicure Basket from Katherine Strain and Marie Scott
Outdoor play basket from Marie Scott
Gourmet dinner for two cooked in your home from Riley Oliver Catering
Sustainability Basket from City of Markham Sustainabilty Department
Gift certificate from Sol Pilates 
5 customized mugs from Splurge Events

Thank you so much to the local businesses and inviduals that have generously donated.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Garden Party! June 22

Please note: The "Grand Opening" has been renamed a "Garden Party". There will be an official grand opening hosted by the City at a later date.

A celebration of growth!

Sunday, June 22
2 - 5 p.m.

Join us for the grand opening of the Cornell Community Garden, a community-run food and flower garden supported by the City of Markham.
- Welcome speech
- Activities for children and families
- Silent auction with great prizes from local businesses
- 50-50 draw
- Free cake

Corner of Almira Ave and Murray Wilson Drive
Please walk if possible

We are also looking for donations from local businesses (or individuals) for the silent auction. Please contact us at if you would like to donate something. And buyers: we will be posting a list of donors and prizes in the next few days, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Say hello to our Community Garden!

Our committee members, garden members and other volunteers have been working incredibly hard for the past five days to get from a big dirt patch to a beautiful garden. Let's all give ourselves a big pat on the back (but not too hard: most of us are sunburnt)!

We are laying out the children's garden now. If anyone is interested in volunteering for this part of the project, please contact us ASAP.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Planting Day: Sunday, June 8

Construction is almost complete and now we need your help! Any and all volunteers are invited to join us at the garden this Sunday to plant. Committee members will be on site from 9-6 to supervise; we will have water for volunteers and activities for children. Please bring your own gardening tools if possible, as well as snacks and sunscreen. We encourage people to walk. Please let us know if you plan to bring kids so we can ensure there is enough supervision.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Full Steam

 Hurray, hurray, we're on our way! The excavator is out, the soil is delivered, the garden boxes are on site, ready to be placed. Build details for volunteers coming ASAP!