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Toronto: Bell Manor Community Garden users talk about the benefits of growing in a ‘magical place’


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Stonegate Community Health Centre releases video in support of their food efforts

Etobicoke Guardian
Apr 23, 2016

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“Many of our residents live on fixed or low incomes. Providing the opportunity to grow their own fresh, healthy food is often a necessity, not a luxury,” Julia Graham, Stonegate CHC’s community food program co-ordinator, said in a statement.

In recent years, the garden has come to serve an even greater need, as the nearby Valu-Mart, which provided the only walkable access to fresh food in the community, was closed two years ago to make way for condominiums.

To help fill the gap, Stonegate CHC provides a range of food programs in addition to the Bell Manor Community Garden, including the seasonal Stonegate Farmers’ Market, the weekly Mobile Food Market, the Good Food Box, and more.

Thanks to the help of donors, Graham said Stonegate CHC is able to provide assistance to local gardeners by way of seedlings and equipment, as well as regular educational workshops on saving seeds, container gardening, and food preparation that are open to the community.

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