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If you’ve been out to the community garden in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen a lot of change happening out there this season.
The progress transitioning the garden to a more accessible space is going along smoothly thanks to student contributions. Phase 1 of the accessibility project included building a base for a wheelchair accessible pathway and building accessible gardening areas.
“The garden is looking like more and more like a lively community space with a large tent, benches and chairs up for the Horticultural Therapy program” explained Alana-Dawn Eirikson, the SAMRU employee who coordinates the garden activities. The Horticultural Therapy program students joined the garden at the very end of May.
“The SAMRU Student Club Urban AG have also been busy on site building farm boxes that they have donated to the garden” Eirikson added. The farm boxes were planted in the garden in mid-May, and quickly the seeds began to grow in their new containers. These farm boxes are ideal for gardeners who want a raised garden, want to garden on their patios or balconies, or who just aren’t ready to commit to digging up part of their yards.
Check out the Urban AG SAMRU student club >> http://www.samru.ca/studentopportunities/studentclubs/
– Dawn Linnemoller, Editor & Content Coordinator, SAMRU