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 […]
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.
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.
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). […]
The 5,000 sq. ft. garden is located in the Northwest corner of the shopping centre directly behind One Health Club and already contains over four dozen blueberry plants. It will have 16 raised beds of approximately 150 sq. ft. each with pathways throughout. This will make it easier to plant, water, weed and harvest. The […]
Upper Oakville Shopping Centre is all about community and with that notion we wanted to create something to give back to others that can really use the help. Blueberry Fields will be a completely organic garden with all items grown being donated to a local charity. With weather permitting, we hope to launch the garden […]
If you can volunteer your time to assist with planting, weeding and watering, it would be greatly appreciated. We’ve already began the process of buying seeds and contacting local garden centres to get in kind donations.