Collective Gardening

By: Action Communiterre Qc  09-12-2011
Keywords: Gardening, Community Organizations, Urban Agriculture

Through collective gardening, we promote urban agriculture and raise public awareness of the issues concerning food security. Action Communiterre provides many activities throughout the season like workshops on organic growing, civic engagement, seed-saving, balcony gardening, nutrition, medicinal plants, and many more. These gardens create the setting in which community ties are developed and active citizenship is encouraged, by providing everyone with hands-on learning opportunities to produce and consume healthy organic foods in a dynamic and enriching group setting.

By becoming a member for $5 a year or 5 hours of volunteer work, gardeners gather once or twice a week to learn, work together, and eventually share the harvest. Produce is shared amongst the gardeners and a sizable portion of it is redistributed through the NDG Food Depot, community organizations and social services in the neighborhood. In 2008 the Victory Garden Network produced 1881 kg of organic fruits and vegetables, of which 1/3 was shared with community partners like the NDG Food Depot.

Every fall we host the Action Communiterre Harvest Fest, an event for and by Victory Garden Network gardeners. Here we take the opportunity to celebrate yet another fruitful season of our collective gardening efforts. We have also winter activities like workshop on seeds and fruit tree pruning Fun for everybody all year!

Community Gardening in Montréal

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Community Organizations, Garden Network, Gardening, Urban Agriculture,

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