Are you interested in participating in a working group to start a community vegetable garden in North Bay?
Community gardens provide an opportunity for people from the community to come together to grow food, while sharing skills, knowledge and providing a means for social interaction.
Currently, there are a few small scale community gardens happening in North Bay coordinated by various groups and agencies. However, there isn't a central location available for anyone from the public to access growing space. A few ideas I have that could fall within the scope of this working group include:
- working with city council to secure growing space on municipal land
- examining models of community gardens and identifying which could work in North Bay
- identifying and applying for applicable grants to support the development of a community garden
- acting as a network for other community gardens in North Bay
Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this project:
Erin Reyce, RD, Public Health Dietitian, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
705-474-1400 ext 2532
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