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Look at How We Have Grown!

When the idea of starting a community garden came up last year, I had no idea how it would end up.I tried to visualize the end result but I am overwhelmed as it has exceeded my expectations. Not only has it enabled first time gardeners to grow food but it has created a new community within the wonderful one we live in. If you think you are going to just drop by and water your garden, guess again. It rarely happens as conversations flow from one gardener to another, and ideas are shared.Hours later you go home wondering what you did in the garden but that's okay. New friends were made, lessons learned and that's what community gardening is all about.

Its hard to believe this part of the allotment garden looked like this at the beginning of July. We had a late planting season and things were just beginning to grow.

These are the same gardens as of August 30! I love the lushness of all that food growing.

The food bank garden was part of our design. We wanted to grow food for those in the community less fortunate than ourselves. This is how the garden looked at the beginning of July ,a few weeks after planting. The weather was cool and things were very slow to grow.

Here we are at the end of August and we are harvesting potatoes, beans, cucumbers and lettuce for the local food bank. The heat finally arrived and the garden is happy for it. I know, hubby is in the photo. I told him was in bed,lol.

The allotment gardens are doing well. Look at how much they have grown.

I love seeing all this food growing. Not only have you grown it yourself but you know how it has been grown. Knowing where our food comes from is very important these days. It provides us with healthy organic food from garden to plate.
For those of you who haven't seen the Ladner Community Garden, check it out in the 6500 block of Hollypark Drive in Ladner. Its quite the learning experience to see the different gardening techniques used.


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