Garden gives reason to celebrate

It’s amazing to see how the Sunshine Community Garden came together this year.

It’s amazing to see how the Sunshine Community Garden came together this year.

From its official Earth Day launch in April,  the garden was designed to be entirely wheelchair accessible, an inclusive social space promoting health and well-being.

It now contains a combination of 60 individual and group plots and high-raised beds that make gardening accessible for individuals with mobility issues. But as we celebrate the successes of our first year, there is still work to be done.

There are two ‘end of the growing year’ events coming up.  The public is invited to a Work Party, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3, to clean up plots and prepare for winter. A compost demonstration workshop will be held at 10 am.

Volunteers are needed to help make this day a success, and food and beverages will be supplied to those who pitch in.

The gardens committee will host a community meeting Nov. 5 to discuss the garden’s success and limitations, plan ahead for 2013 (fundraising ideas) and provide opportunities for plot registration.

We are also looking for new volunteer committee members.

Those interested in socializing before the meeting are welcome to join us at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck.

Bring a hot or a cold dish, with enough for your party plus one. Also, please bring your own serving utensils and dishes (to take home and wash).

The community meeting will follow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m..

Please RSVP to both events. Email or call me, Laura Delisle, at 604-703-0341.

Those interested in learning more about the garden can join our Facebook group at

Our current newsletter, plot registration forms, and other resources can be found online at


Laura Delisle, SCG committee member

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