Community Food Share seeking volunteers to spearhead new community garden planned for Winchester

WINCHESTER — Community Gardens have become widely popular in recent years with a number of them sprouting up throughout SD&G.

Community Food Share and St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church are working together to bring a Community Garden to Winchester.

“We have the location, some enthusiastic volunteers and we will be applying for funding shortly,” said Tom Clapp a member at St Paul’s, “all we need is someone with gardening expertise to lead the way.”

The function of a community garden is for a group of people to collectively produce fresh healthy vegetables from a single small plot of land.

The gardens combat two forms of alienation that plague modern life, by bringing people closer in touch with the source of their food, and by breaking down isolation by creating a social community. Community gardens provide other social benefits such as the sharing of food. They can also help ensure access to healthy and affordable food in a community.

“It’s crucial that if we are to get this project started”, said Community Food Share Administrator Ian McKelvie, “we need a volunteer project coordinator to work with the other volunteers to plan, plant and maintain the garden and to harvest the produce.”

If you are interested in making this garden grow, please contact Ian McKelvie at 613-898-0781 or Tom Clapp at 613-774-3565

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