Being able to share their knowledge and love of gardening is important to them. They have contributed to the success of the garden as a member of the executive, guru of composting and first lead for the communal garden plots.
For Ann and Al, the community garden is about more than growing food; it's also about getting reacquainted with the seasons, sharing, being outside and working together. The community garden was an important part of Al's recovery from open heart surgery in 2013 and Ann’s cancer treatment recovery in 2014. It continues to be a place they walk to as a neighbourhood destination. Having places to sit in the garden, to be surrounded by the smells and plants, is a really important part of healing.
By Johanne Ranger