Community garden on unused Crayola land

By Lindsay Advocate

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is embarking on a very exciting new community garden project in partnership with Crayola Canada, Fleming College Frost Campus, and Bob Mark New Holland.

It has entered into a land use agreement to turn the 30,000 sq. ft. of unused land at Crayola Canada into a large community garden.

This garden will enhance the availability of fresh produce for programs such as the Good Food Box, collective kitchens, Meals on Wheels, cooking classes, food banks, and food cupboards.

Fleming College will provide expertise, while also offering students unique learning opportunities through school projects and volunteering.

Bob Mark New Holland will be providing equipment and expertise as they volunteered to do our first ground breaking in Oct. 2018.

The community garden will be a closed space, fenced in and locked, with access limited to staff and volunteers from United Way and Fleming College, as well as agencies involved in the programming.

Community gardens also provide many teaching opportunities and will draw people together socially and help strengthen our neighbourhoods.

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