Nourish is getting set for a busy spring, and excitment is budding around a series of new community gardens that are set to break ground this season.
This spring, we are supporting the launch of three new community gardens. The first, which has received all official approvals and is set to be ploughed in the coming week, is the King Edward Community Garden. Located in King Edward Park, this community garden will contain 20+ allotment plots and will allow 30+ individuals and families to grow their own food. It will also feature a Pollinator Garden and Communal Donations Bed where fresh veggies will be grown and donated to local food security programs.
The King Edward Community Garden Group has worked hard to gain the support and trust of the neighbouring community, and is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to break ground. To help them get growing, they are seeking donations of seedlings, seeds, tools, and the financial resources necessary to build a shed and add rain barrels to the site. Other gardens across our community could also use many of these resources. Please contact us if you can help!
With the official launch of this garden, and the anticipated ploughing of two additional community gardens this season, there will be 42 community gardens in the City and County. These gardens can be found on muncipal, federal, and provincial property, as well as on land belonging to churches, schools, businesses, and agencies. In total, there are well over 500 plots under cultvation where families and individuals grow their own food. We have already helped over 60 new gardeners find plots this season, and although they are filling-up quickly, if you would like to get a plot we can help you. Alternatively, if you are interested in volunteering or getting involved with our many growing initiatives (Garden Buddies, seed saving, Pulse Challenge) check out our volunteer page for more details and/ or get in touch!