Community Gardens

Whitefield Ave Community Garden

Early in 2016 a few residents in the Whitefield Ave got together to pose the idea of starting a new community garden on a patch of grass near their homes.  They approached Nourish, found out that the land belonged to the City of Peterborough, and got started working together to get a new garden growing. 

8 Things to Know about Community Gardens

1.  They’re good for us, and our communities!

Community gardens are about more than just growing food. By increasing the number of local community gardeners and available garden space, families and individuals are able to grow fresh, healthy produce for very little money, green previously underused areas, increase local food security, get to know and interact with their neighbours, and work together to enhance the communities where they live.

Growing our impact

In 2015, we saw our local community gardens grow and thrive. When the Peterborough Community Garden Network was first established in 2010, there were 14 local community gardens. Since then, that initial count has expanded to 41, and plans are already in the works for a few new gardens in 2016. In total, these gardens contain over 509 plots and can can be found in school yards and public housing sites, on federal, provincial and municipal properties, and on private land.
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