We Found Spring!


You couldn’t help but get that Spring feeling Saturday at New North Greenhouses on Airport Road. The 2nd annual “Hello Spring” event drew a steady stream of gardeners just itching to get started

“You have to be patient this year” urges Susan Richards, from New North Greenhouses, “the soil is still cold and very wet, you have to be careful with tender plants”

The late start to the season however does have a flip side, by allowing a little more planning into your floral masterpiece.

“It’s getting good to plant soon” Richards said.

The Hello Spring event also brings several other organizations under one roof. In partnership with the horticultural society who were busy making “herb pouches”, the local chapter of SlowFood – a movement that began in France when a citizen stood up to the fast food industry. The movement has now spread to over 1500 chapters globally that celebrates fresh local food. The Canal District Community Garden that will start later this Spring were on hand to answer any questions concerning the planned community garden at the old fish hatchery on the Gateway site.

Several other vendors from The Country Way to Sault Ste. Marie Fallen Fruit , The Art Gallery of Algoma, Algoma Farmers’ Market, Johnson Farmers’ Market, Cafe Natura and St.Joeseph Island Coffee Roasters along with live entertainment and plenty of opportunity to find answers to your gardening questions made for a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday.