Work bees continue at Chilliwack Community garden project

The Chilliwack Community Garden project in Sardis is starting to come together.

The Chilliwack Community Garden project in Sardis is starting to come together.

The first work party last week was held by members of Food Matters Chilliwack and Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL) who are creating the garden project together, said Jason Delisle of Food Matters.

“More than 25 volunteers were there digging, building, weeding, laying out and planting,” he said.

The rain couldn’t dampen volunteers spirits or slow down efforts and the day’s work continued as planned at the site.

Gardeners are sending out an “extra big thanks” to Team Depot, which came out with a crew of volunteers, provided the materials and labour to build a toolshed, community board and compost bins, as well as donating some plants and fruit trees.

“What was most heart-warming is that the team approached our group with the desire to give back to the local community,” said Delisle. “Their generosity and enthusiastic participation really started the ball rolling, and their example really drove home the message that Chilliwack is indeed a community that cares.”

CSCL was credited for organizing, supervising and rounding up volunteers for the work party, as well as for providing lunch and refreshments to all who participated.

The next volunteer work party at the garden next to the Mathieson Centre,  at 45195 Wells Road, will be on Thursday, July 14, when they welcome the Youth Extra Support Program (Y.E.S.) team from Ann Davis Transitional Society. To volunteer to help with the garden, to sign up for a garden plot, or to donate equipment, supplies and tools call Julie Unger at 604-792-7726 or email foodmatterschilliwack.gardens@gmail.com

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