A Community Garden – an idea that is taking root
On Oct 19th, a small group of Heron Parkers met to discuss the possibility of organizing a community garden right here in our neighbourhood. We reviewed some of the steps involved in figuring out what makes a good garden site, securing permission to use the land, getting financial support, etc. We also talked about possible garden sites, and identified a few parcels of vacant land within the neighbourhood that were worth investigating. We then did a walkabout of the potential garden sites to get a sense of which one might best suit our needs. The results will be discussed at our next meeting on Wednesday Nov 18th at 7PM. Also at that meeting, the staff coordinator from the Community Garden Network will ‘show us the ropes’, and explain how to apply for funding for start-up costs.
If you are interested in helping launch a community garden, please contact Connie for more information: connie.berry AT sympatico.ca