One of the goals of the Dalhousie Priority project that was launched in 2014 was to find opportunities to create more community gardens in our neighbourhood. These gardens are an important part of city life, allowing those that live in apartments or without yards a chance to grow produce and providing a social hub at which you can meet more of your neighbours.
Getting these started in our community is more of a challenge than it seems: land is at a premium in our neighbourhood, and so finding appropriate space is difficult We’ve opted to take a different approach, building temporary community gardens (2-5 years or more) on vacant land slated for development. This way we get a garden plots and better use (currently) unused land.
In conjunction with the Vietnamese Canadian Centre, we’ve identified a lot to use for 2017 and beyond in a prominent spot in our community at Preston and Somerset. Things are moving quickly, and we are still finalizing some details. More information is here.
We’ll be hosting a first meeting for interested gardeners on April 2nd from 2-4pm in the Somerset Room at the Plant Recreation Centre that will have more details. Our aim is to be ready for planting by the Victoria Day long weekend.
Please RSVP to help us get a sense of numbers. Do so here.