“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?