With a hope of bringing neighbours together to revitalize the core of our city, 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 is rooted in Bruce Park. Since then we have helped neighbours of Wigle Park, Mitchell Park, and the residents of Glengarry to plant gardens in the heart of their neighbourhoods. All of our gardens are resident-led initiatives that we support.
Community gardens provide a lot of great things to our neighbourhoods in the core. 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 Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.