CONTRIBUTION · 29th May 2011
Mike Matwick uses his grader to pull his 'big steel garden rake' through the new patch of ground that will become Terrace's communal garden plot. The earth used was recovered from the excavation of the new emergency shelter site on Hall Street a few years earlier. Although the ground has it's share of boulders it will be transformed into a productive garden by the end of the summer.
This example of heavy duty gardening will demonstrate how even the most undesirable ground can yield a harvest. The area which is being referred to as Common Ground is part of a community food security project initiated by Ksan Society's Northern Fresh Food Project.
Everyone is welcome to attend a workbee that will be held on Saturday from 1 to 3 to move this project forward. The work will continue all summer long and the site will be open to the public 7 days a week starting June 15th until September. It is hoped that eventually a stone oven will be incorporated onto the site along with a pergola.
As usual your donations are always welcome. You can drop off your extra plants, seeds, garden tools, etc. at 2812 B Hall Street, or you can pop in and garden with us and share in the crops grown.