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Prince George, B.C.-  Just as  the song says,  you can “get by with a little help from my friends”  and that’s exactly what’s been happening at the Prince George Airport.

Corinne Gibson is a Master Gardener and  with her  guidance, and some  digging by  Airport staff and friends,   the landscaping  at the Airport has  taken shape.

“All of the plants were donated by  the airlines and   some from the gardens of  staff and friends” says  Corinne Gibson. The work included adding some  greenery to the  area around the Airport’s welcome sign  “We planted over a couple of days,  and we are still in the process of finishing up.”

The folks at YXS have taken things one step further,  in that a community garden  has been established for airport staff who want to grow their own vegetables “We have  potatoes,  carrots, squash, and we learned a very important lesson in that  the Airport area is much colder than the rest of the City, so some  tomato plants  didn’t make it through the recent  frosty nights.” ”  The Airport community garden  is on Airport land,  20160610_114559but  the only  contribution the Airport  makes is tilling the soil,  the rest is  up to those who want to  work  in the soil “It has really taken off,  people who have never gardened before  are  going out there to  garden.”

(at right,  some of the fresh plantings outside the new cargo facility- image 250News)

And there has been some recycling,  as  stone that used to be  a feature in the garden in Gibson’s back yard, was  used to highlight the  Airport’s welcome sign,   and has since been moved from that location to  a feature spot in the  landscaping  in front of the  new cargo  warehouse.

(Below,  clever planting spells out  the Airport’s  designation – image submitted)



I would be very happy to arrive at an airport and be greeted by such a display! Very nice!

If you ever get the chance to see it, the Gibson family garden is remarkable!

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