I am happy to share after last year’s successful launch of the Jo-Jo’s Community garden, the facilitators of the garden, Kim Bonin, Cheryl Feild, and Andrew Metz, have officially applied for funding to expand the project to Phase 2.
Last year saw 30 in- ground garden plots filled and enjoyed by members of the Stittsville community. Now with Phase 2, 22 additional garden beds are expected to be added over a space of 126’ L X 75’ W.
Based on the interaction with community members last year, the facilitators decided to make the garden more accessible to all members. Stittsville has a large congregation of seniors, and enabling their participation is this year’s goal. By creating an Accessibility Garden, there will be 10 new above ground stand-alone garden spaces along with 12 new in-ground gardens.
I would like to thank Kim, Cheryl, and Andrew for all of their work in continuing the project this year as well as all of the members of the community who lent their support in making this project a great success.
I have been advised that the facilitators are also seeking a Day-care centre to take on a plot. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, residents are encouraged to visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JoJosCommunityGarden