Our Community Garden
Project Community Garden @Sydenham Street – Spring 2014 – 2017
Project Community Garden (PCG) is a student run project, which works in partnership with Sydenham Street United Church. PCG is completely volunteer run, and seeks to encourage participation from both Queen’s students and members of the Kingston community. 2014 was the first growing season on this 42ft by 21ft plot located on the front lawn of Sydenham Street United Church.
The purpose of the Garden is to create a biologically productive and educational space in which Queen’s students and members of the Kingston community can learn about and engage in urban agriculture. In doing so, we seek to lessen the disconnect between us and our food and promote concepts of food sovereignty.
The Garden’s harvest is donated through Loving Spoonful to help provide healthy meals to individuals and families who might not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Our volunteers hope to contribute approximately 100lbs of produce through the Loving Spoonful’s “Grow a Row” program over the 2017 growing season – we are over half way there!
In 2017, a Small Group was formed to take a more active role in the production and upkeep of the Garden. We have been very active over the spring/summer months. Generally, spring time sees us grooming and planting the garden, and in summer/fall – weeding, watering, planting secondary crops, and harvesting. Fall will see us completing the harvest, cleaning up the space and preparing it for winter and for next year’s crops.
The Planting begins…..
Wow – our garden is growing!
The Garden has proved to be a very rewarding initiative both for the community and for the people tending it – with the work being more therapeutic than arduous. If you would like to join us – please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance from Community Members is always welcome as we strive to make this a true Community Garden Project.
Fall 2017 Community Garden
Many thanks to the members of this small group and others who have helped to make our garden a success this year! In particular, I’d like to extend heartfelt thanks to the participants of the fall cleanup team who helped put the garden to bed for the season on October 28th. Overall, I believe our efforts this year have paid off – the garden has been well maintained, looked pretty good, and, most importantly, SSUC was able to contribute approximately 170 lbs. of produce to Loving Spoonful for distribution to people in need. Well done!! Donna Delyea, Garden Lead.
For those who wish to learn more or volunteer, please visit us at:
https://www.facebook.com/projectcommunitygardensuc or email email@example.com.