Need Shelter Now? Raising the Roof

Community garden for the homeless turning ground

Dawn to Dawn is launching a new project – a community garden to engage the homeless and other volunteers in the Comox Valley. The food produced wilt be dedicated to the valley’s homeless by way of organizations such as the Sunshine Lunch Club.

The City of Courtney has graciously granted permission for Dawn to Dawn to use a parcel of vacant land near the intersection of Grant and Cumberland Avenues in downtown Courtenay.

Thanks to a grant from the Home Depot Canada Foundation and generous in-kind donations from Vancouver lsland Enterprises, Slegg Lumber and Cumberland Concrete, Dawn to Dawn has the initial supplies needed to build six raised planting beds of 24 by 6 feet.

An initial work party is planned for Sunday April 1 starting at 10: 00 am, with a core group of volunteers from the Courtenay Home Depot store and Dawn to Dawn.

lf you are a gardener and would like to help or have plants, seedlings or seeds to donate please drop by on Sunday and over the coming weeks as this garden takes shape. With your support, this community garden will make an importance difference in the lives of the homeless and near homeless, through the provision of fresh locally grown produce.

For more information, please contact Michael Bergob at michaelbrqb@ or follow us on facebook.


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