Tuesday, July 31, 2012

amazing new local community garden

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The Gathering Place, a North Bay soup kitchen has started a community garden {!!!}:
Using a soup kitchen for the first time doesn't mean giving up garden salads.

"They're my favourite," says Bernadette Bellaire.

"We're getting more variety of food, and I enjoy it."

"The soup kitchen has healthy food for families when they don't have food at home," said Joady Langlois.

The Gathering Place opened its garden on Saturday as the province announced $58,200 over two years so the soup kitchen can continue putting fresh vegetables on the menu.

One-third of the garden is completed, with several varieties of peppers, buttercrunch lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cucumbers among the first batch of vegetables growing on a parcel of land at Algonquin Avenue and McLaren Street.

You can read the rest of the North Bay Nugget article here. You can also see more about the garden and view a plan over at The Gathering Place's website.

This is so great! I intend to go over and check it out, and perhaps I will snap some photos to share with you all here. :)



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