Volunteers dig in for community garden
Clearview council has approved a terms of reference for the newly formed Friends of the Clearview EcoPark.
Community, culture and tourism coordinator Amanda Murray reported the department has been asking for community volunteers to step forward to assist with developing and growing the community garden.
Their mission is “to be dedicated to the growth and sustainability of the Clearview EcoPark as a native tree, plant, bird and bee sanctuary by providing valuable services to maintain the community garden, trails and naturalized areas and promoting year-round opportunities for community activities and education that will benefit residents and visits.” The produce from the Community Garden portion will be donated to the Clearview-Stayner Food Bank.
Murray reported, upon review of similar size community gardens, the staff is recommending that there is an annual fee to rent space for private residential use. There will be two types of garden plots available. For this first year, there will be five accessible planters available and 10 garden plots.
The accessible planters will be four feet wide by eight feet long and 32 inches high to allow for wheelchair access or for individuals with physical disabilities to access the garden planters. The garden plots will be the same size and will be enclosed with cedar wood to create a garden plot depth of 22 inches.
The annual rental fee of the accessible planter or the garden plot will be $25, plus HST.
For more information or to get involved, contact Amanda Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-428-6013 ext. 504.