Cardboard covered with bark mulch will keep the weeds down by the fence. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Cowichan Lake gardeners brave weather to prepare for spring

It takes more than a little rain to keep these enthusiasts away.

Rain didn’t stop enthusiastic volunteers Saturday, April 8 as they continued preparing the Cowichan Lake Community Garden at Ravine Park on Stone Avenue for spring planting.

The big, fenced-in garden was muddy, with some heavy ponding on the eastern end, but Community Garden spokesperson Cara Smith said she hoped that drainage would be improving soon.

At present, volunteers are still laying down cardboard next to the fence and covering it with bark mulch to cut down on weeds but there is lots more to do, like building the gazebo, Hallam said.

Another work party is scheduled for Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.