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Community Garden Update

Thu May 22, 2008 Miss Vicky 

Folks here in the 'burg will know that efforts to secure space for a community garden have been going on for several years now. Community developers with the Somerset West Community Health Centre, the fine folks at Just Food and others have been working hard on multiple angles, scoping out potential sites, talking to owners and so on. Well, it looks like we are this closeto establishing a community garden in the ward. They have applied to the City's Green Partnership Fund for a space in Laroche Park, which would furnish about 25 plots for local gardeners. They expect to hear by Tuesday, but in the meantime, Miss Vicky would like to encourage you to write our councillor to let her know you think it's a good idea. And if you want to be notified of the first planning meeting, call Fauza at 613-238-8210.

Now, aside from all of this there is some talk among green thumbs in the 'hood of some guerilla gardening projects in certain empty lots along the strip (*ahem* Victoria Pharmacy *ahem*). Any interest out there?

And of course all of this has Miss Vicky dreaming of community ovens and musing about whether we could get such a thing going here. In Laroche Park? Hintonburg Park? Parkdale Park? Imagine the possibilities... and all that yummy bread!

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Allegra May 23, 2008 04:21 PM said:

I too am dreaming of community ovens as I used to enjoy the breads from Dufferin Grove not too long ago.

But in the meantime I think a Hintonburg guerilla gardening project would be spiffy!

Richgold May 24, 2008 10:45 PM said:

I'd happily put on some fatigues and bring my gloves in tow. Let me know how I can help. (By the sounds of it the residents of Merton might need the help. I'm so sorry to hear this has happened.)

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