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SPRINGHILL – Things are getting green in Cumberland County and its bringing communities together.

Springhill’s community garden was filled to capacity on Saturday, with this year’s participants taking advantage of the beautiful weather to work together and sow the seeds of another season together.

“This is our best year for up take,” the Ecology Action Centre’s Su Morin said. “We’re full to capacity, we have our pollinator garden, more wild flowers and now we have apple and plum trees.”

The garden has grown significantly in popularity and success since its inception three years ago, and Oxford’s new Thrive Nutrition and Food Security Coordinator is hoping to mirror some of that success. Oxford officially opened its community garden on Sunday.

“We still have some availability,” Paige Black said. “People can have individual plots or they can work on one as a group.”

MP Scott Armstrong and Mayor Trish Stewart officially opened the Oxford Community Gardens at the lions Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony and hamburgers supplied by Dickies Meats were served. Attendees enjoyed healthy food options, like vegetable kebobs, and live music was provided by the Oxford Mainstreet Music Society.

In Springhill, this year Alex Watson will be the coordinator for the Springhill community garden and, although all the plots are spoken for, Watson can be contacted by email at archers_edge@hotmail.com of anyone has any questions about the community garden or about gardening in general.

Anyone interested in participating in this year’s community garden in Oxford can sign up by contacting the Town of Oxford at 902-447-2170.

 

Email: christopher.gooding@tc.tc

Twitter: ADNchris

Springhill’s community garden was filled to capacity on Saturday, with this year’s participants taking advantage of the beautiful weather to work together and sow the seeds of another season together.

“This is our best year for up take,” the Ecology Action Centre’s Su Morin said. “We’re full to capacity, we have our pollinator garden, more wild flowers and now we have apple and plum trees.”

The garden has grown significantly in popularity and success since its inception three years ago, and Oxford’s new Thrive Nutrition and Food Security Coordinator is hoping to mirror some of that success. Oxford officially opened its community garden on Sunday.

“We still have some availability,” Paige Black said. “People can have individual plots or they can work on one as a group.”

MP Scott Armstrong and Mayor Trish Stewart officially opened the Oxford Community Gardens at the lions Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony and hamburgers supplied by Dickies Meats were served. Attendees enjoyed healthy food options, like vegetable kebobs, and live music was provided by the Oxford Mainstreet Music Society.

In Springhill, this year Alex Watson will be the coordinator for the Springhill community garden and, although all the plots are spoken for, Watson can be contacted by email at archers_edge@hotmail.com of anyone has any questions about the community garden or about gardening in general.

Anyone interested in participating in this year’s community garden in Oxford can sign up by contacting the Town of Oxford at 902-447-2170.

 

Email: christopher.gooding@tc.tc

Twitter: ADNchris

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