New community garden at Port Elgin's Saugeen Central School

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Jen Fowler (R) was a key organizer

Everyone pitched in with shovel and rake

Communities everywhere have begun to see the value of 'community gardens' both as an organic food source and as a source of education for children and adults alike. 

In Southampton, G.C. Huston Public School is into its second year of having a community garden on-site.

Now, in Port Elgin a dedicated group of parents and children of Saugeen Central Elementary School are beginning their own community garden.

Initial work began on Earth Day (Apr. 22) as post-holes were manually dug and the layout of beds organized.

Beds are worked on

Work will continue until planting can begin.  Steve Snyder of Carlsun donated the top soil and all other supplies and labour were also donated.

Although some parents are concerned about the possibility of vandalism, others expressed the hope that, by getting the students involved at the school, the possibility would be lessened.

Donors are as follows:
Carlsun Energy donated technical expertise, tools and supplies
Hydro One donated the woodchips
Steve Snyder of Snyder Construction
People Power is all volunteer

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011