Friday, 24 May 2013

This summer we will be...ubiquitous.

Hello lovely Rail Garden Supporters,

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner last month.

It was really the perfect kick off to the season.  It will be an interrupted and abnormal season without a doubt.  The City is investing heavily in our amazing community and will be doing a lot of really important construction on the tunnel leading to Monarch Park.

It means that we won't be able to invest in our community owned gardens this year and will be trying to maintain the personal allotment gardens through the construction.  Ambitious goals especially because the gardens will be surrounded by construction.

 We don't want to lose all the momentum and enthusiasm for the garden and our events during the summer so The Rail Garden Committee has made a shift in our priorities this year. 

We are planning and hoping to run more community dinners and local garden events with the sole goal of maintaining the excitement and investment of our neighbourhood in this important project.
Our first dinner met those goals perfectly.  130 neighbours joined us for dinner and we managed it so well we came out even financially.  Actually, that's not true.  The Rail Garden came out far ahead after such a long winter, we got to see our friends and supporters again in a beautiful space with beautiful food.
In the coming weeks you'll see us at Roden School and the Ashdale Library planting 'satellite' gardens.  If you know of an area that could use some garden love please let us know and we would love to help facilitate a 'garden party'.
To keep us running we will be running our one and only fundraising event this year.  It promises to be off the hook with some of the best comedians in Toronto.  We would love it if you could join us; it helps to keep us planting in the neighbourhood and running family dinners!
Please see the Lazy Daisy Café for tickets and the meanest Dirty Chai Latte you can find in the City.