Action: Grow a Community Garden

Community gardens are community food assets that can help us to build local food sustainability.  They are also a great way to get your residents involved in outdoor activities, healthy eating, and support food accessibility to rural communities. 

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Community Garden located in Centerville-Wareham-Trinity

Pesticide Free Gardening

Many SAM communities, with community garden programs, have started to support their native pollinators by creating pesticide free gardens. Check out some of these free resources to help your community get started on their pesticide free gardening plan.

"Creating your own healthy habitat" - Chapter 3 Audubon at Home

"Bird-friendly garden" - Better Homes and Gardens

"Recovering Rainwater" - City of Montreal

"Montreal Pesticide Free" - City of Montreal

"Guide to gardening without pesticides" Pesticide Action Network UK

Food First is a great resource for information about community gardens and food security in this province. 

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Check out this "Best Practices" for community Gardens PDF created by Food First, the other resources found at the bottom of this page, and the SAM Apply for Funding page for help establishing your Community Garden

Community Garden Best Practices Tool Kit

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The MUN Botanical Garden is an amazing resource for communities interested in growing gardens here in our province. Click their logo above to visit their website and get inspired to start growing!