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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Walkerton Community Garden

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

Spring is in the air -- and there are plans for a community garden in Walkerton.

Walkerton is creating its first ever Community Garden.

It's part of health and wellness initiative spearheaded by Brockton's Environmental Advisory Committee.

Committee co-chair Jenny Iserman says they will use a parcel of municipal land just north of the Walkerton fire department.

The land will be divided into about 25 plots that will be rented out to residents for the season at a minimum cost of about 20 dollars for a 10 foot by 10 foot plot.

The town will plow up the land, provide mulch, compost and a water cistern.

A chain link fence will also be erected around the garden.

Iserman tells Bayshore Broadcasting News public interest is high -- as many people attended a recent meeting about the project.

She adds if the community garden is a success -- the project may expand next Spring.

Organizers plan to have the garden ready for planting by the May long weekend.

Pesticides will be prohibited in the garden.

Volunteers are needed for the project -- anyone interested in helping to prepare the land should contact the Brockton Municipal Office.


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