Community gardens project in West Boundary invites everyone to get involved

By Contributor
January 17th, 2010

A community garden, by its very name symbolizes co-operation and growth. The growth of our agricultural region will take just that… co-operation. With that in mind, on Jan. 13 the Grand Forks & Boundary Regional Agricultural Society held a meeting at Glenburn Coffee House in Midway to bring the communities in our region together to discuss ways to collaborate on the importance of community gardens, as well as, educational programs, and food banks. Encouraging seniors to be involved, right from the beginning, in the ever expanding regional mandate of food security was one of the key topics.

Representatives from the Bridesville Women’s Institute, the City Of Greenwood, the Village of Midway, the Rock Creek Recreation Commission and Rock Creek’s seniors group, along with the agricultural Society all agreed that funding and economic opportunities would be best achieved by working together. They also agreed that individuals and their ideas, in all those communities need to be included to achieve long-lasting and relevant programs to meet the needs of our region.

This consortium needs your help, and are looking for interested people from all perspectives. We seek gardeners, crafters, educators, visionaries and skilled labours who are interested in sharing their talents in building a stronger regional community. We will also be looking for materials such as lumber, fencing, soil, natural fertilizers, greenhouses and cash donations for the upcoming growing season.

If you have suggestions or would like to become more involved in this blossoming collaboration we would love to hear from you. Please contact Doug Zorn @ (250) 442-3359 or www.gfbras.ca for more information.

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