Community gardens are a great opportunity to: grow healthy food, enjoy the outdoors, get exercise, learn from other gardeners, meet neighbours and develop friendships. A group of volunteers from the community work with the City and CHEP Good Food Inc. to establish the garden, and then the volunteers operate and maintain the garden. Individuals and families plant, maintain and harvest their assigned plots, and everyone in the garden helps weed pathways, maintain a communal plot, etc.
A community garden is being proposed in Churchill Park for the 2017 growing season. A public meeting is being planned for the spring to share information about community gardens, gather further interest from the community, and answer any questions or concerns. With the relocation of Fire Hall No. 3 next to St. Martin’s United Church, the gardeners from the church will also be included in the proposed new garden space.
If you are interested in helping to organize the community garden or would like to have a garden plot, please contact Carrie Hutchison at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-975-3381.