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Canada: Community gardens to bloom under Richmond Hill’s new garden policy

Kevin Krille, wife Jana and their son Justin, 2, enjoy the beets of their labour at the community allotment garden in Phyllis Rawlinson Park. – Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland

Currently there are 61 gardeners in this public garden and 60 more residents on the waiting list to rent plots.

By Teresa Latchford
York Region
July 22, 2017


With Richmond Hill anticipating the development of a new allotment garden and four collective gardens within the next five years, town council unanimously approved a new community garden policy in order to provide consistent support that is fair and equitable.

“The town will provide support for the initial set up of the allotment gardens,” natural environment manager Ann Marie Farrugia said in a presentation to council.

This will include site selection, soil testing, water access, fencing and raised beds, if needed. Ongoing support will include tilling, water and the handling of the application and agreement process.

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