The Vimy Garden is a Go!!I
It’s been a few months since we posted our community garden survey and conducted our door-to-door campaign to see if residents would support the idea of a community garden in Vimy Park, and your response was overwhelming Wosleley! Almost 300 residents from every corner of the neighbourhood participated, with more than 90% indicating they supported the project, and over 70% responding that they were interested in gardening.
And here’s the great news! Thanks to your support, the City Of Winnipeg, Parks and Recreation Dept. has now agreed, in principle, to lease us the northern half of the old bowling green for the Vimy Victory Garden – an allotment garden that will feature 20 4 X 8 beds where residents can grow their own organic produce! The garden will also feature 2 community beds – produce to be donated - and a native plant and berry bush garden.
Now that we’ve secured city permission, the WRA’s community garden sub-committee is busy applying for grants, and assuming we get the money needed, we hope to build the garden over the course of the summer.
Which is where you come in. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help haul soil and build the raised the garden beds, and we’re hoping you’ll respond with the same enthusiasm you brought to our initial survey campaign. So if you can lend a hand, let us know. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll notify you as soon as we set the dates for the garden build, which will include food and beverages as well as a large dose of community spirit and celebration!
So stay tuned for more updates and a Community Garden Town Hall to be held in early May, where we’ll present the garden site plan and mission statement, field your questions and get your input!
Til then, thank you Wolseley! We hope that the Vimy Victory Garden will benefit the entire community.
We look forward to growing with you!
The Community Garden Subcommittee