The community gardens in Quinte West will flourish again thanks to a new lease agreement with the City.
Monday night, council approved leasing three acres of land on Guelph Street at the base of Mount Pelion to the Quinte West Gardens Growing Community.
In their presentation, Collette Richardson, Clare Marchand-Lacey and Jay Lacey told council ‘nothing was needed beyond the lease of the land.’
Plans to regenerate the garden began earlier this year after council opted to use the site of the former garden to house the new OPP station.
“Our plan is to grow community by encouraging relationships through gardening, food production, environmental awareness and education,” said Richardson. “Food grown will be donated to local food banks and organizations serving individuals in need.”
Richardson explained plans to get 20-30 beds transferred and ready to go by spring is weather dependent.
Final plans also call for a gazebo, storage shed, a greenhouse and an educational building.