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‘Munch’ project enlivens city street life in Coquitlam, BC

Erin Davidson of the Austin Heights Business Improvement Association and Peter Meegan of Mary Ann Meegan Insurance Ltd. with one of 38 planters filled with edible produce and herbs that was installed earlier this year for Coquitlam Munch, a city of Coquitlam Community in Bloom project.

38 self-watering planters, created by a garden designer Rachel Elves, are planted with food by the adopting businesses.

By Diane Strandberg
Tri City News
June 23, 2016


“I thought it was a good community thing,” said Meegan, who had to plant the herbs and veggies as part of the planter “adoption” process, and was surprised at how fun it was.

“It’s in the blood,” he joked, noting that members of his Irish family are good gardeners.

The planters — 38 in all — are situated in front of businesses along Austin and Ridgeway avenues, and are filled with a variety of edible plants. Right now, the blueberries are starting to ripen, Swiss chard is ready for picking and you can already snip off some leaf lettuce and purple bush beans.

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