We’re determined to keep Blueberry Fields going as Ken would have wished us to. With the combined efforts of grounds staff at the shopping centre, together with corporate and local volunteers we weeded, turned over and planted beds, spread mushroom compost, transplanted sunflowers and started to harvest our vegetables in July, delivering a total of […]
It is with extreme sadness and profound grief that we announce the passing of Ken Stockstill, the founder and guardian of Blueberry Fields. Ken was born in Brawley, California on June 18, 1954. It was there that he discovered his love for farming and gardening. Ken moved to Canada in the mid 1980’s and continued […]
It’s hard to believe this is the 7th season for Blueberry Fields Community Garden. The garden has evolved but the concept and core values are the same. The purpose of the garden is to provide fresh, pesticide free produce to less fortunate people in our community. The produce is delivered to Kerr Street Mission for […]
As we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Blueberry Fields, we thank the volunteers who come out throughout the season to help with the garden. This year as we face COVID-19 together, the garden will be more important than ever before. More families in our community will face challenges like never before. If you would like […]
As the 2018 season comes to an end, the garden at Blueberry Fields Community Garden is again getting put to bed! Blueberry Fields has had a successful third season thanks to all of our volunteers’ hard work.
Egg plants have been thriving at the garden! One quick and easy way to cook them is this recipe shared by our volunteer coordinator Sharon Richardson: slice in rounds ½ or ¾ inch thick, brush with oil, put on a baking sheet under a hot broiler. Cook 3 or 4 minutes a side, maybe less. […]
It’s the end of June and the garden is blooming! Thanks to Ken and our groups of volunteers with green thumbs, it looks like this year will yield a rich harvest. Ken and our helpful volunteers have planted a wide variety of fruits and veggies including: White & Red Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Romaine, Boston Bib, […]
Article by Lisa Hall, Home Suite Hope Volunteer Reporter Many of the customers of Upper Oakville Shopping Centre may be surprised to know that tucked in behind the north-west part of the complex, lies a 5,000 square-foot garden known as Blueberry Fields. Blueberry Fields is no ordinary garden. Indeed, it’s a labour of love […]