This week I had the pleasure of visiting the Grafton Community Garden, a space that my office has been working to help create for the last 6 months. Although the praise for securing materials for the garden was most appreciated, I think that a more important thing to highlight at this garden is the way in which it has engaged the community. To best capture the community that has grown around this garden I have requested that Carolin Taron, garden coordinator, share a composition. Enjoy!
“Seven months after a Cherry Bomb Coffee meeting with Amy Johnston of Councillor Gord Perks’ office, I am running through the garden sprinkler with a dozen neighbourhood children; playing hide and seek between 5 ft high sunflower stocks, heirloom beans, tomatoes bursting with not quite ripe fruit, while other gardeners are re-staking their eggplants admiring the cabbages, picking zinnias , chomping on basil and arugula. Passersby are joining in. “Wow how did this grow?”– weekly Wednesday gatherings, watering, love and attention and lots of sheep manure.”
The Grafton Community Garden is proud to announce their first Salsa Event, Wednesday August 15th at 6:30 pm (bring and or sample salsa made from the garden)
Grafton gardeners meet every Wednesday at 6pm