Gettin' Festive at the Dunbar & 39th Garden

Hello fellow gardeners,

Happy holidays, and thanks for making it a great first year at the garden.

Here are a few updates you should know about:


We are looking good for 2019! The garden is open all through the winter months, although we don't expect things to get started in a big way until Spring. You can expect to have the hoses set up again after first frost (late March/early April), and look out for an announcement about our Meet & Greet event in April. This event will serve as the official deadline for paying your garden fees.

Note that the beds you've been allocated will not change in the new year.

It you're not interested in gardening with us in 2019, please let me know so I can move your bed(s) along to someone on our wait list.


This mild weather has meant that lots of plants are still growing, which is miraculous, given the snow-dumps in the rest of the country, but we request you make a final trip to the garden to remove and compost those raggedy tomato bushes and sloppy zucchini plants rotting away in the beds. If you haven't been by in a while, you might be surprised to discover what's still thriving––Christmas kale, anyone?


It was a tough choice, but we have selected a winning photograph in our Annual Photo Contest. This photograph was sent to us by Mary, a gardener from our Broadway & Victoria Garden. Here's what the judges had to say:

"We love how evocative this image is; it brings us right back to those dry, smoky August days. There's something wonderful about the contrast between the nourishing water in the mid-ground and the hazy sun in the background. The photograph's apocalyptic overtones made us wonder: what kind of a world will this young gardener inherit?"

Thanks to all those who participated!