Community Garden Update

Did you ever notice that snow shovelling seems much easier if you imagine that you are turning the soil in your garden bed, instead? Well, during these chilly winter weeks, a few Heron Parkers have turned their minds to gardening, and submitted an application for City funds to contribute to start-up costs for a community garden in the Heron Park neighbourhood. I’d written about this idea in previous Herald issues, and invited interested participants to get involved in the process.

Our initial vision is to lay out 10 or so individual garden plots, as well as have a children’s garden and a high raised bed for seniors and others who may have trouble kneeling down. We’ve scouted out a few possible vacant public lands, but there are various approvals and tests that need to happen before we know for sure where the site will be. We’ll also talk to the neighbours in the immediate vicinity to identify and address their concerns, and will hold a public meeting to answer questions…and to recruit gardeners and volunteers!

If we do get resources to get the garden off the ground, we’ll post updates on this website, so check back here regularly for details. Email us at garden@heronpark.ca for further details or if you’d like to help out!

– Connie

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Posted on February 25, 2010, in Community Garden. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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