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Recipes, Tips and Ideas

Recipes, Tips and Ideas

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. […]

June 2018 at Blueberry Fields Community Garden

June 2018 at Blueberry Fields Community Garden

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, […]

2018 The Early Stages

Before the snow has melted and before spring has officially arrived, planning is already underway for the 3rd season of Blueberry Fields Community Garden in support of Home Suite Hope and local families who need a helping hand. This week Ken, our gardener extrodinare started planting his seedlings. 100 Walla Walla onions, these sweet onions […]

Cultivating hope one crop at a time

Cultivating hope one crop at a time

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 […]

Wrapping up 2017 at Blueberry Fields

Wrapping up 2017 at Blueberry Fields

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 […]

August 2017 at Blueberry Fields

August 2017 at Blueberry Fields

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 […]

Spring 2017 at Blueberry Fields

Spring 2017 at Blueberry Fields

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 […]

See You Next Spring

See You Next Spring

2016 proved to be a great summer for our Blueberry Fields Community Garden. The garden in support of Home Suite Hope yielded far more fresh fruit and vegetables than we expected.

Home Suite Hope

Home Suite Hope

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Home Suite Hope that will help 26+ families and more than 80 people in the Halton Region.

Your urban farmer

Your urban farmer

I’m Ken Stockstill, your urban farmer. I’ve been at UOSC for 13 years as the site superintendent. My background is in gardening and agriculture.  I started cutting lawns when I was just 11 years old. In high school I was a future farmer, I raised lambs, ploughed fields and worked for an entomologist (bug doctor). […]