Har­bour Grace of­fi­cially opens new com­mu­nity gar­den to public

Gar­den open to public as of Satur­day, June 17

The Compass - - Editorial - BY CHRIS LEWIS

HAR­BOUR GRACE, NL —A new com­mu­nity gar­den re­cently opened for res­i­dents of Har­bour Grace.

A grand open­ing for the gar­den, lo­cated just across the road from St. Fran­cis and be­hind the old court­house, was held Satur­day, June 17.

The grand open­ing saw a crowd of around 40 peo­ple at­tend, in­clud­ing mem­bers of coun­cil and the com­mu­nity gar­den com­mit­tee, as well as MHA Pam Par­sons and Avalon MP Ken McDon­ald.

“I think this is a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple in the area,” said McDon­ald. “I look for­ward to see­ing what this can do for the com­mu­nity.”

Res­i­dents look­ing to make use of the gar­den can sign up for their own bed to grow plants and veg­eta­bles.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity gar­den com­mit­tee noted that proper safety pro­ce­dures should be car­ried out be­fore tak­ing on a part of the gar­den, in­clud­ing proper stretches, equip­ment, and lots of wa­ter for both the plants and the gar­den­ers. Mem­bers of coun­cil for the Town of Har­bour Grace shov­el­ing the first bits of dirt from the pile.

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Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity gar­den com­mit­tee, who played an in­te­gral role in get­ting the gar­den up and run­ning.

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The new Har­bour Grace com­mu­nity gar­den had its grand open­ing June 18.

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Home­made signs were made avail­able by chil­dren at­tend­ing the grand open­ing.

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MHA Pam Par­sons and MP Ken McDon­ald cut­ting the rib­bon, of­fi­cially open­ing the gar­den to the public.

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