The City is offering a new funding program to help more community gardens take root in St. Catharines.
Groups looking to start up or expand community gardens can now apply for funding from the City to cover materials, equipment and other start-up costs. The City is offering matching funds for up to 50 per cent of eligible costs.
Visit www.stcatharines.ca/Gardening for more information or to apply. Applications are due by Friday, May 5 at 4 p.m. Preference may be given to projects that can be completed by Oct. 31.
“Interest in community gardens is growing here in St. Catharines and these initiatives are a source of pride for our residents,” said Kristen Sullivan, project and development planner for Parks, Recreation and Culture Services. “Our community is putting the garden back in Garden City. We are proud to offer seed money to groups working on getting community gardens in the ground.”
The City will be planting and maintaining its own edible gardens at Jaycee Park and in the courtyard in front of the St. Catharines Public Library – Centennial Branch. All produce from the gardens will be donated to Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold.
Learn more about community gardens, edible gardens on front lawns, boulevard gardens and more at www.stcatharines.ca/Gardening .