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Sudbury, Ontario: Community gardens are about way more than growing food

The number of gardens has exploded. In just three years, the number surpassed 20 active sites

By Hugh Kruzel
Mar 25, 2017


Fortunate for the Sudbury Community Garden Network, a guiding hand plus knowledgeable players (farmers, biologists, veterans of other cities and gardens), community input and support by city staff and local industry exists, and they all willingly collaborate.

The Sudbury Public Library Main Branch now houses a seed collection, including saved heritage/heirloom and locally successful varieties. Seeds are available to all citizens.

In collaboration with the local horticultural club, Seedy Saturday is held annually in March. This becomes something tangible people can believe in. They see it, hear about it, line up for the doors to open, and attend right to the closing minutes.

It almost marks the end of winter and speaks to the optimism of longer daylight, melting and elemental desires.

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