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Let your garden grow in community spirit

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Taber Times

We are embarking on another wonderful summer for Communities in Bloom and our second annual “Pick of the Week” adventure.

Taber Communities in Bloom is part of a national volunteer-based, non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification.

The CIB Society in Taber is made up of hardworking volunteers from the town and the MD whose main objective is to make Taber a cleaner, more beautiful place to live.

We were very pleased and proud in 2016 to have won the Provincial Award in the category for towns between 6,001 – 15,000 population.

The Town of Taber received a Five Bloom award, which is the highest point category based on tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral display.

You have probably already noticed the many volunteers of Taber’s CIB out and about in our community planting flowers, pruning and cleaning out the many flower beds that we maintain during the spring, summer and fall.

We hope you also appreciated the Christmas light displays provided during the holidays, that we add to each winter.

We have lined up many new projects this year that the volunteers will be working on. A very special thank you to Taber Special Needs for their assistance with our watering project to keep our flowers looking wonderful. For more info on our projects and great gardening ideas, just look for us on Facebook.

Our “Pick of the Week” program will run from mid-June through August. Every week we will publish a photo and write-up acknowledging a home owner, renter or business in Taber or area who works tirelessly to keep their property well maintained and attractive.

This program is in addition to our Annual Yard Contest for the town and MD of Taber which is judged in late July.

A committee has been formed to seek out and view these properties and choose a “Pick of the Week”. In addition, a small sign will be placed in the front yards of these picks giving recognition to the occupants for their hard work.

If you are driving around this summer, be on the look out for this sign.

If you know of a neighbour’s yard, a friend’s yard, or even your own yard that you would like us to come view please call Margaret Rombough at (403) 223-4601 to be added to the list.

We know over the course of this program we are going to miss some beautiful yards without your help, so please let us know where they are so we can have a look.

MARGARET ROMBOUGH

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