YXS Green Thumb Showing
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, but 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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