Coniston Community Gardens - $500
We are the Coniston Community Gardens and we would like to add 15 beds with the bulk of the produce to be donated to the Coniston Food Bank, install a composting system, and rain barrels. Youth involvement is essential, and mini horticultural classes are given at the two local primary schools. Last year all of the children were taught age appropriate lessons in seeding, growing, transplanting and care of the plants, and the produce was donated to the local food bank. Two afterschool daycares are also involved in planting and maintenance of the garden. This year, we will give classes to a seniors group as well, and the seniors will be encouraged to be involved in the garden.