The Transition to Less Waste team has planted a community garden in Downtown Ingersoll.
INGERSOLL - The Transition to Less Waste team has planted a community garden in Downtown Ingersoll.
Special Projects Director Suzanne Crellin explains what makes this garden so unique.
"We like to think it is a little bit different because it is a sharing garden and what we are doing, is we are demonstrating organic gardening techniques, we are sharing information about that on our Facebook page and our Twitter. As the food ripens, anyone in the community who is walking downtown or visiting Heritage Square in Ingersoll is welcome to take whatever they want from the garden. We just want to share with everyone, as soon as something is ripe, go ahead and take it home and enjoy it with your dinner.
Crellin says a small group of volunteers helped plant the garden and take care of it every day. They grow peppers, tomatoes and a couple of different herbs. Crellin explains why they started this project.
"We were looking back at what our own grandparents had in there yards when we were growing up and how there was always a little bit of fresh food available that they could add to every meal and how that was kind of becoming a lost art. We thought this was a really simple way to encourage people to grow their own food."
You can follow along with the progress of the community garden online here.
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