Fresh food garden to assist local food banks
There's something good growing at St. David's Anglican Church.
In an effort to connect with the community, the church has decided to turn an unused lawn into a garden where volunteers will grow good food for those in the community who are in need.
"It sprang from the church itself because St. David's sat down to do some self-assessment and they realized they weren't as connected to this community as they wanted to be," said Trish O'Reilly-Brennan, the food garden co-ordinator.
The church had the resource in the small plot of land - a rare commodity for a building near Danforth Avenue - and members thought they would be able to get the labour.
"We were fairly sure there would be volunteers from the community outside the church," O'Reilly-Brennan said.
They were right.
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Members of my small group have joined with members of the community to start a community garden on a vacant lot near our local Art Association's building. The short-term goal is to grow fresh vegetables and to donate them to the residents of the nearby housing project; the long-term goal is to involve the housing project residents in raising the vegetables and to make garden plots available to them in which they can grow their own fresh vegetables.