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Halifax: ’A global garden:’ Hope Blooms and Syrian refugees getting their hands dirty, together

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Hope Blooms’ Jessie Jollymore and Tamar Mintis hold a Sidney Crosby autographed game jersey in their north-end Halifax garden on Sunday. They are auctioning off the jersey to help support the community garden for Syrian refugees. JEFF HARPER / METRO

Hockey Player, Sidney Crosby, has even donated a game-worn jersey to help raise money to expand the blossoming north-end location.

By: Rebecca Dingwell
Metro
Jul 24 2016

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“We were already full in the garden, and so a lot of community members gave up their plot so the Syrian families could grow food,” explained Jollymore.

Now, Hope Blooms is looking to get the new Haligonians involved further – but Jollymore said they need more human resources, especially an interpreter. They also want to take down one of the fences to make more room for garden plots.

Hope Blooms is currently holding a contest in an effort to raise the money they need, with a signed Sidney Crosby jersey as the prize. Folks can get their name on a ballot for a $10 donation.

For Jollymore, the goal is to help newcomers be involved in their food security issues and build relationships within the community. They’d also have the chance to look into building their own food-based business.

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