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EARTH TIME

We dig a hole, we plant a seed, we water it and watch it grow. As it grows, we pull out the weeds crowding the tiny plant so it can photosynthesize and get nutrients from the soil. When it bears its bounty we eat it, the taste is unlike anything in a store. It is truly a magical and delicious event. Somehow it seems unreal. It feels like a miracle. It is not just about “gardening” it is actually about Earth time. A phrase I’m using to mean time spent in nature or time set aside for the Earth, the way you would for a good friend. Sometimes when I garden, my son just runs around me – picking up...

rare's Springbank Community Garden

Springbank Community Garden is located on rare’s 900+ acre nature reserve in Cambridge Ontario and has more than 100 garden plots available to the community. In addition to individually rented plots they also have Demonstration, Education and Food Bank gardens. Thanks to the federal New Horizons for Seniors grant program, the Food Bank gardens have been made more accessible to senior volunteers by providing more ergonomic tools and proper transportation up to the garden. The Food Bank plots are called the Community Roots Food Bank Garden and have helped to create an even larger sense of...

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