With a hope of bringing people together into neighbourhood community, the DWCC began its community engagement in the earth and soil of gardening. It was the way we cultivated relationships and friendships in the neighbourhoods we inhabited. Several years later, our gardens are still flourishing.
Our first community garden took root in Bruce Park. Since then we have helped neighbours of Wigle Park, Mitchell Park, First Baptist Church, and the residents of Glengarry to plant gardens in the heart of their neighbourhoods. When the redevelopment of Bruce Park took place, that first garden was moved to the parkette on the corner of Caron Ave and Elliot. All of our gardens are resident-led initiatives that we support.
Community gardens provide a lot of great things to our neighbourhoods. They provide a meeting place for residents to get to know each other. They provide space for a local sustainable food source. They add to the quality of life for those who frequent the parks and for those who garden. And they provide more life-giving activity that brings safety and security to our parks.
To find out more about our community gardens or to get involved, reach out to Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-903-7629.