Transition Brockville / 24 August 2016
The community garden’s Tasty Tour is a free public event being held the afternoon of August 28, 2-4 p.m., on the grounds of the Gord Watts Municipal Centre, on North Augusta Road, in partnership with Transition Brockville.
Garden tours will be offered by gardeners with plots at the community garden. A wide range of vegetables and fruits grow in the garden’s 23 plots.
In addition, Dave Alguire, of Soperton, an organic market gardener for 40 years, will be on hand to answer any questions on improving garden soil and growing great veggies.
Visitors can sample the garden’s bounty during the Tasty Tour. Taste a variety of tomatoes, sample cold summer soups, and try kale chips – all free. Other treats will depend on what’s ripening in late August.
Those interested in a plot at Butler’s Creek Community Garden will have the chance to add their name to the wait list for the 2017 gardening season.
This tour is also an opportunity for anyone interested in starting a community garden elsewhere in Brockville to learn from BCCG members about the process of finding land, services and potential plot renters.
Everyone is welcome at this free Sunday afternoon event.
BCCG started in 2012, when the city offered use of the land at the municipal centre for a pilot community garden. Volunteers formed a steering committee to plan and manage the site. Twenty plots were rented for the 2013 season and all plots have been rented every season since. Committee members would assist in development of community gardens in other locations, if enough people are interested.