Gardening for good

The Pictou County Continuous Learning Association is growing with opportunities. After getting their start with a smaller garden, the group has upgraded to a small greenhouse set up in its New Glasgow facility. Seeds were planted in January and now the vegetables have been sprouting up and will soon be ready to pick. “It’s just...

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How does your garden grow?

What started as a hobby has ‘grown’ into something much larger for those involved with the Pictou County Continuous Learning Association. It’s a garden, or more specifically, a community garden, that started because two of PiCCoLA’s instructors are avid gardeners. Deanna Ferguson, program manager and part-time instructor at PiCCoLA, explains that both she and Carollynne...

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Pantry outgrows space

What started out as a single, generous donation has taken flight and turned into a growing movement. Last month, the Pictou County Continuous Learning Association (PiCCoLA) was the beneficiary of a $300 donation from Amanda MacIntosh and her music students, proceeds from their Christmas recital. The money was earmarked for PiCCoLA’s Pantry. Before that donation,...

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