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 […]
As the summer of 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to put the garden to bed for the upcoming winter. Blueberry Fields was created because the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre wanted to create something to give back to those in need in the community, and so far, it has done just that. We initially […]
Blueberry Fields Community Garden has been making great progress throughout the summer. While the rain slowed us down to start the season, it has certainly helped each of the plants grow and provide a large harvest. We’ve grown tons of fruits, veggies, and herbs to date. Midway through July we had a great group of volunteers from Canadian […]
Work at Blueberry Fields is off to a bit of a slow start this year due to the large amount of rain we’ve had throughout the spring. However, in spite of this, we have been making large strides with the community garden. So far, we have had multiple student volunteers move over fifteen yards of […]