Community Gardens Task Force Ready to Get Hands in the Soil

March 18, 2010

Esquimalt has now established a Community Gardens Task Force and it’s eager to get its hands in the soil. The group – established in February – has held five meetings and has set a goal of April 12th to present Council with a proposal on an immediately available gardening site.

“We’re looking forward to recommendations from the Task Force because we don’t want to miss another growing season,” said Mayor Barb Desjardins. “We’ve been working on establishing a community garden since 2006, but finding the right location has been difficult.”

In December 2009, Council directed the establishment of a Community Gardens Task Force to look at opportunities for a community garden in the Township. The Task Force comprises six members: two from the Environmental Advisory Committee, two from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and two from the community.

The Task Force would like to hear from community members, and public consultation on its recommendations is expected to take place this spring.

For more information or volunteer opportunties:

Visit the Community Gardens webpage; or

Marlene Lagoa, Sustainability Coordinator
Tel: 250-414-7114