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Canada: Seeds planted for new Whitehorse community garden

The Whistle Bend Community Garden Coalition is leasing a 0.6-hectare lot in Whistle Bend at the corner of Eldorado Drive and Casca Boulevard. (Submitted photo)

‘We’re interested in food security in the North’

By Lori Fox
Yukon News
Dec. 19, 2017

Excerpt:

The garden will be set up a little bit differently than the popular one which already exists in the Marwell area of Whitehorse, said Jesse Jewell, president of the coalition.

Instead of having individual plots, people will be able to have a share of the garden, which means everyone works together to grow different things and everyone gets a little bit of everything, he said. This allows the garden to grow better food for everyone more efficiently and contributes to local food security, he said.

“This is an amazing opportunity to increase food security within our community and to learn valuable food cultivation skills,” he said.

“We’re interested in food security in the North … and having access to good quality organic food.”

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