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Agency of the Week

Friends of the Fairfield Gardens Society

 

Agency Description:

The Fairfield Gardens are nestled within the park-like area 100 meters east of the main research building on the property of the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre. Declines in available resources and budgets led to the deterioration of the Gardens in the 1990s. The not-for-profit Friends of the Fairfield Gardens Society was incorporated in 2005 to reverse this trend by maintaining the Garden for the benefit of Lethbridge Research Centre staff and the broader Lethbridge community. Volunteer members prepare and plant the flower beds in the spring, water and weed them during the summer, clean out the beds in autumn and plant new trees to replace those that have died. Because of these activities, the Gardens continue to provide a backdrop for dozens of events each summer and quiet walks to enjoy the shade and view of the flowers.

How the community can help:

The FFGS supports these activities through memberships. By becoming a member of the Society, you are demonstrating your support for the goals of the organization. FFGS is seeking Board Members to add new ideas to continuing the beautification of the Fairfield Gardens. They also offer an Adopt-A-Flowerbed Program allowing individuals or groups to specify a small are to plant and maintain for the season. Fairfield Gardens, with its mixture of mature deciduous and coniferous trees, fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and flowerbeds, attracts many feathered friends. This habitat is ideal for providing birds with shelter, food and water and is a favorite spot for local bird watchers to see a variety of birds in a single location. If you are an interested novice or an experienced birder, volunteers are required to promote this aspect of the gardens. FFGS will be postponing their AGM until further notice. To learn more about FFGS, what they do or to sign up for volunteer opportunities, contact them at 403-381-6223 or email: [email protected]

 

DR. FOSTER JAMES PENNY BUILDING
324 5TH STREET SOUTH
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA
T1J 2B5
PHONE: 403-332-4320
FAX: 403-332-4321

 

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