NB Community Harvest Gardens

to grow food, grow minds and grow community

This is the motto of the NB Community Harvest Gardens, another project birthed in Open Space 2010. They operate under three objectives, which I have accessed from their website, highlighting a way they achieve each. They are:

Grow Food“To enrich the soil and preserve the land through hands-on responsible gardening practices.”
a. Find appropriate, easily accessible gardening plots for interested citizens and groups
Grow Minds“To teach each other sustainable gardening techniques.”
b. A safe space where participants can grow with their crops while developing a sense of identity, self-esteem and respect for self, others, and the land
Grow Community“To encourage the building of cooperation and friendships”
d. Bring people together through a common meeting area, social interaction & networking and planned community activities

Another great idea, in my humble opinion. If you want to further connect, then check out their website (http://nbchg.org/) or find them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NB-Community-Harvest-Gardens/175880769093870).

If you have a idea to make Fredericton better, then come out to the Great Gathering on November 23-24 at the new Fredericton Convention Centre on Queen Street. Register at http://greatgathering.ca.

What idea do you wish to discuss at the Great Gathering?

  • Hannah Westner

    I have two thoughts in mind that I wanted to being up at the gathering…

    1. What could be done to work with residents living in the apartments at the top of Irvine Street to clean up the landscape around those buildings? Right now the land between Irvine and Murray is uncared for, full of discarded mattresses, appliances, and other junk. Working on beautifying the neighborhood and creating safe play spaces for the kids, maybe flower gardens, etc would help to improve living conditions, reduce crime, etc.

    2. I would also like to discuss ideas about what might happen with the Devon Elementary school site when the school closes in January. Would that building be suitable to convert to seniors apartments? There are a lot of seniors living in this neighborhood who may be happy to be able to stay close to where they have lived all their lives. It would be great to provide opportunities for the seniors to have interactions with kids and families using the park, pool, boys and girls club, etc.