The seed has been planted for a community garden in Wellington.
On Thursday, the committee of the whole carried a motion that would see the garden continue at Picton’s Delhi Park along with a new one on the grounds of the Wellington Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant.
A staff report indicated, the Rotary Club of Wellington has expressed interest and has raised $5,000 to help establish a Community Garden in Wellington. There have been up to 11 people interested in volunteering to get the gardens constructed and to be involved in the gardening process.
In 2016, Picton was established as a pilot project. There were 18 individuals and families and three organizations that maintained beds in the garden. There were seven beds communally tended to provide fresh produce to Food Banks, Food to Share and the Food Not Bombs group. Gardeners also provided fresh produce from their own beds to these groups.