Kamloops Public Produce Garden

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 07:13 -- Thompson Shuswap
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In early spring the Kamloops Food Policy Council in partnership with the Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners received a grant from the Interior Health Authority to create a Public Produce garden on a vacant lot donated for the season by a private developer. Public produce differs from community gardens in that food is grown on true public space such as parks, plazas, town squares or along the street making the produce accessible to all. The grant was given by the IHA in order to address & explore food security in the city of Kamloops. This project has grown to be a huge community builder with woodworkers building the raised beds, GardenGate raising seedlings for the project, a United Way Day-of-Caring provided by the Royal Bank who moved the soil to the beds , irrigation donated by Painless Irrigation,  & a big public plant-in at the end of May. Master Gardeners demonstrated square foot gardening, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, thinning, composting & planting flowers for pollinators & other beneficial insects. Above Picture: Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners and other community volunteers planting the garden this spring.  Do check out the Public Produce Blog for more up-to-date photos of the growing garden as well as some of the artworkhttp://publicproduceproject.blogspot.com/

Guy Atwater, Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener volunteering at the Kamloops Public Produce Garden!

Fearon Blair, Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener (foreground right) along with other community volunteers planting the Kamloops Public Produce Garden.  

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