The vision of the Ag Society is to have at least one community garden in each of our towns in the region.
A community garden is not just a garden but it is a great place to visit, learn new techniques on growing or composting, share community knowledge and have fun. Workshops that are held in one town can easily be translated to other garden sites.
Year round food production is becoming more relevant as our planet’s food systems deal with the ever changing weather patterns; a community garden is a great place to connect with neighbours and start to learn how to grow food.
The City of Grand Forks has been so helpful in establishing the garden located at 66 and 10 in Ruckel. They have put much effort into supplying a lot, water, and fencing, a very good start. At present there are 20 raised beds that will be ready for planting in 2011.
Midway has located a lot and has been gathering materials for fencing and is looking forward to planting in the spring as well.
Greenwood is working to locate a lot and Rock Creek with help from the Senior Boundary Growers has rented land for this year and is actively looking for a permanent location.
All gardens are looking for interested gardeners.