If you have a green thumb, the Bradford West Gwillimbury Community Initiatives team needs your help.
The group is looking for families or businesses to join its community gardens project, where they can grow food for themselves or donate it to Bradford House, a residence for seniors at risk of homelessness, as part of a recent partnership with LOFT Community Services.
Several years ago, former town councillor Carl Hordyk persuaded the town to make public land available at Lion’s Park for 10 raised garden beds to be used as community gardens.
“I love gardening, and I’m sure it benefits people,” Hordyk said, noting the Lion’s Park location is ideal because it is centrally situated, within walking distance of much of the town, and has access to water.
Currently, people have signed up for six of the 10 garden beds, but Hordyk is hoping to hear from other groups or families interested in growing their own food who may not have the space at home.
“To me, that’s the whole point — to get people out that enjoy gardening, and to help organizations like the LOFT grow fresh food,” Hordyk said.
For more information, contact Hordyk at [email protected].