How can you spend as little as an hour a week doing something for your community that is simple, easy and fun that also helps you become fit, communicate with nature, meet new people and give you a sense of pride? Volunteering with Castlegar Communities in Bloom is the answer. Helping your community look great is a way of helping it to become an even more successful community and a great place to live, work and play.
A small group of local Communities in Bloom volunteers have been busily weeding and planting up various beds around town. The Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award, recognizing the accomplishments of organizations that contribute to the economic, social and overall well being of Castlegar and area, was recently awarded to the Communities in Bloom program. Our efforts are making a noticeable difference and we are appreciative of the recognition.
Volunteers will be working this next weekend to set out the floral planters along Columbia Avenue that were started several weeks ago in one of our local greenhouses. Keep your eyes open for more beautiful bursts of colour.
Now that the beds have been planted, our little core of volunteers is seeking your help in their maintenance. Can you spare an hour or two a week over the next 3-4 months to help keep weeds under control and flowers deadheaded? You choose the day(s) and time (s) that work for you. Do it alone or bring a family member or a group of friends. Choose a location close to your home and help enhance the beauty of your neighbourhood. Walking to and from the bed and doing an hour of gardening is fantastic exercise, a wonderful stress reducer and a great way to meet others.
We are looking for help with the following beds:
• Robson interchange
• One near Common Grounds
• One near Andrew Sheret
• South at 32nd st, (below Kinberry Heights)
• Entrance to Castlegar (Blueberry Creek side)
If you are interested – please phone Darlene Kalawsky at 250-365-1653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Communities in Bloom will provide you with free garbage bags and some gardening gloves.
Come on out and help and join in on the fun, you’ll be glad you did!