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The Nelson Community Food Centre Garden

The Nelson Community Food Centre Garden is  where vegetables are grown for our Good Food Bank and Food Skills programs. It is one more way we are trying to address community food security from many angles – people of low incomes have access to fresh, organic produce; we’re growing the produce instead of buying vegetables trucked in from elsewhere; and gardeners are learning valuable skills.

2019 is a transitional year for our garden program and you’ll notice that we are kicking off a new concept. Raised beds outside our HQ at 602 Silica will soon be providing all kinds of vegetables (and all kinds of volunteer opportunities). Under the guidance of our garden coordinator, Dayna,  gardeners plant, care for and harvest vegetables, berries and herbs. Gardeners come from any of the food centres other three programs, and the general public. They claim the gardening experience is beneficial to their physical and mental health, appreciate having a way to give back, and are excited about the new skills they are acquiring.

Check out our calendar for ongoing garden programming