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Community garden project takes root in Lord’s Cove


A community garden project in Lord’s Cove this past summer has helped children in the town learn some valuable life lessons.

“We really believe it’s important to teach kids about growing our own food and how to help our neighbours, and this is a really good way to accomplish that,” Lord’s Cove recreation committee president Tracey Harnett said.

With funds from a grant through the Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development’s Community Healthy Living Fund, several planters were constructed, and enough plants and seeds were gathered to get the garden started.

The committee and children planted a variety of vegetables in June – potatoes, cabbages, carrots, turnip and beets.

Harnett said the children enjoyed getting their hands dirty during both planting and harvesting.

“They were also very excited to see the changes in the garden as the plants grew over the summer,” she said.

After the recent harvest, the children helped surprise seniors in the community with a home delivery of fresh veggies.

“They didn’t realize we were coming. It was really nice to see the looks on their faces. They appreciated it so much,” Harnett said.

Harnett said the committee is hoping to involve more people in planting and harvesting next summer. They also want to try some new vegetables.

“We hear broccoli grows really well, and we might try some lettuce and cauliflower,” she said.

pherridge@southerngazette.ca

“We really believe it’s important to teach kids about growing our own food and how to help our neighbours, and this is a really good way to accomplish that,” Lord’s Cove recreation committee president Tracey Harnett said.

With funds from a grant through the Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development’s Community Healthy Living Fund, several planters were constructed, and enough plants and seeds were gathered to get the garden started.

The committee and children planted a variety of vegetables in June – potatoes, cabbages, carrots, turnip and beets.

Harnett said the children enjoyed getting their hands dirty during both planting and harvesting.

“They were also very excited to see the changes in the garden as the plants grew over the summer,” she said.

After the recent harvest, the children helped surprise seniors in the community with a home delivery of fresh veggies.

“They didn’t realize we were coming. It was really nice to see the looks on their faces. They appreciated it so much,” Harnett said.

Harnett said the committee is hoping to involve more people in planting and harvesting next summer. They also want to try some new vegetables.

“We hear broccoli grows really well, and we might try some lettuce and cauliflower,” she said.

pherridge@southerngazette.ca

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