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

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

twitter.com/CHWKjourno

Just Posted

B.C. reservists gather for military communications training in Chilliwack

Canadian Army’s communication skills are used in battle as well as domestic emergencies

VIDEO: ‘Heroes’ rescue teenager trapped in vehicle in water-filled ditch in Chilliwack

Two men sprang into action, holding 17-year-old’s head out of water as they pried open door

Sarah Wark rallies to beat Prince Edward Island at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Wark wasn’t at the top of her game, but her team did enough to improve to 6-3 overall.

GW Graham junior boys play underdog role at basketball provincials

One of two at-large seeds in the 32 team field, the Grizzlies face a tough opponent out of the gate.

Unfinished business for GW Graham basketball Grizzlies at AA provincials

GWG’s senior girls squad advanced to the final before losing in 2018 and look to win it all in 2019.

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Auditor General Carol Bellringer, ‘eminent jurist’ to examine allegations

Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Man wanted for sex trafficking, confinement may be heading to B.C.

Kevin Myrthil, 26, is also accused of assault on a 19-year-old woman at an Edmonton hotel

Northern B.C. train derailment due to broken axle could happen again: TSB

CN coal train derailment caused by broken axle can happen again without a different way to inspect

Most Read