About three years ago I had a dream of starting a community garden in my neighbourhood. I wanted to be an advocate for growing food, to demonstrate to others what a wonderful experience it can be and how it helps us reconnect with nature and our food system. What a better way than by having a beautiful food garden for all to see, right in the middle of the community?
Children would learn where their food comes from. Seniors could share their knowledge of gardening. Families could grow fresh, nutritious food together, and help seniors with some of the heavy lifting. We each could contribute to making something new and wonderful in our community. Neighbours would help neighbours, and we could all get to know each other.
Before we knew it, we realized that by building a garden, we were building a community.
Here is our story: