Welcome to the growing season!

Community Garden 

Here at The Ville, you can rent one or more 4’x8’ raised garden beds for the growing season. Plots are $30 each, with financial assistance available when needed. We accept e-transfers at admin@theville.ca

 

We are directly on the Fredericton Transit bus route, and on the Nashwaak Trail so you can bus, walk, bike, drive, unicycle, gallop, or three-legged-race over to us at your leisure to tend your plot.

 

Any questions? We’d love to hear from you at agriculture@theville.ca.

Other Agriculture Projects:

Market Garden

We have redesigned and rebuilt our market garden. It is now composed of six 4’x32’ beds near the community garden. These beds were constructed using trench gardening, a method of garden bed construction in which trenches are dug, organic matter is dumped into the trenches (things such as wood, leaves, compost, vegetation, etc), and then the last roughly foot is filled in with garden soil. It is essentially in-ground hugelkultur. In an effort to demonstrate a variety of bed construction, our next bed or two in our market garden will be true hugelkultur, constructed this fall or early spring next year. We are also working on a new, very large bed for garlic at the front of the property.

 

Aquaponics

There had been a functioning aquaponics system in the greenhouse at the Ville at one time. The water pump related to our greenhouse’s geothermal system stopped working properly, and the entire aquaponics system was disassembled. We are now in the planning stages of building it back better. Our tentative plan is to re-establish the aquaponics system using edible fish (goldfish had previously been used), add a vertical aeroponics sub-system to one wall, a horizontal nutrient film sub-system to another wall, plumb in one of the existing grow beds for it to be our deep water culture sub-system, and leave the other existing grow bed pretty much as is for it to be our flood and drain sub-system (the only change being that it will be controlled by an automatic siphon instead of a timer). All sub-systems will be plumbed into one overall system, allowing us to demonstrate a wide variety of systems typically used in hydroponics but, for us, as aquaponics.

 

Workshops

Tis’ almost the season, during the winter, when not much can be done outside. During this time, the Agriculture Department will be designing workshops to be presented during the winter, into the spring of next year, and through the summer and fall. These workshops, tentatively, will include Basic Gardening, Permaculture Principles, Seed Saving, Creative Recycling, Aquaponics, Tree Planting and Pruning, Introduction to Composting, and Vermicomposting.

Donation Drive

Miscellaneous:

  • Exterior, mountable thermometer

  • Garden hoses (broken or not)

  • Garden hose spool

  • Grid paper

  • 45" T5 fluorescent lightbulbs

  • 3 L1154F batteries

  • Popsicle sticks

  • 8" long, thin zip ties

  • Pickaxe

  • Sledgehammer

  • Mitre Saws

  • C-Clamps

  • Planers

  • Table Saws

  • Sanders

  • Mallets (rubber or wood)

  • Tool Cabinets

  • Handsaws & other non-power tools

  • Wood chipper

  • Wheelbarrows

Materials:

  • Used Lumber

  • New Lumber

Root Divisions and Cuttings:

  • Milkweed

  • Lavender

  • Catmint

  • Black-eyed Susan

  • Oxeye Daisy

  • Goldenrod

  • Serviceberry

  • Aster (blue)

  • Aster (red)

  • Yarrow

  • Butterfly weed

  • Mulberry

  • Spring Beauty (red)

  • Butterfly Bush

  • Staghorn sumac

  • Tansy

  • Penstemon (blue)

  • Willow

Seeds:

  • Carrot (Nantes)

  • Radish (Scarlet Globe or something similar)

  • Swiss chard (Fordhook Giant)

  • Broccoli (any)

  • Cauliflower (Early Snowball)

  • Brussels Sprouts (any)

  • Kohlrabi (any)

  • Head Lettuce (any but romaine)

  • Pole Beans (Kentucky Wonder)

  • Loose Leaf Lettuce (Grand Rapids)

  • Daikon Radish

  • Peas (Sugar Snap)

  • Potato (Red Pontiac)

  • Parsley (Moss Curled)

  • Cabbage (Golden Acre)

  • Bush Beans (Golden Wax)

  • Onion sets (any)

  • Eggplant (any)

  • Spinach (Bloomsdale Longstanding)

  • Dill (Fernleaf)

  • Melon (Cantaloupe) - a seed envelope or cantaloupe

  • Basil (Mammoth)

  • Leek (any)

  • Zucchini (any)

  • Bunching Onion (any)

  • Cucumber (Straight Eight)

  • Peanuts (Jumbo)

  • Beets (Cylindra)

  • Celery (Utah) 

  • Mizuna

Please email agriculture@theville.ca to inquire about the donation drive or click here to view our donation page.