Have your say on Community Planters in Charlottetown
Applications are now available on the City of Charlottetown website for the public to express interest in two City initiatives to grow food on municipal lands. The two new applications for a community garden as well as for community vegetable planters will allow the City to implement a new review process and help gauge public interest in leading and supporting these initiatives.
“COVID-19 has truly shown people’s passion for gardening and growing food. It’s exciting to begin new partnerships to increase our capacity for these programs and provide residents with access to fresh produce,” says Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee. “Growing food in cities benefits mental and physical health, community development, education and has a positive environmental impact. The City of Charlottetown looks forward to adding more community gardens and vegetable planters across the city.”
The City of Charlottetown has two urban agriculture programs to encourage the growth of healthy and local food in public spaces. The community planters program is currently operating in six City parks, and provides vegetables in raised planters for the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents who wish to apply for a community planter to be installed in their neighborhood can find the application form, as well as more information about the requirements here: https://www.charlottetown.ca/environment___sustainability/lawns_gardening/community_vegetable_planters/community_planters_application
The community gardens program provides space for community groups to deliver a membership-based garden with plots for personal food growing and requires strong community leadership to be successful. Gardens must be led by an established group of volunteers or non-profit group, which has funds or a funding structure to build and maintain a community garden. The form, as well as more information about the requirements, can be found at the following link: https://www.charlottetown.ca/environment___sustainability/lawns_gardening/community_gardens/community_gardens_application
For more information, please call 902-629-4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.