FORT NELSON, B.C – Gardening at Grace Manor is expanding after receiving grant funding from TD Bank.
The funding will be used to construct eight new, more accessible raised beds and purchase materials and supplies.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Rockies Recreation Centre created the program last year, initially as part of the rec centre’s “Plant that Seed” initiative.
Additionally, local high school teacher Dave Sutherland and the Fort Nelson Secondary School woodworking class agreed to donate their time and skill to construct the gardening beds. This will increase accessibility and safety for the mainly senior population of Grace Manor, says the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.
“Student volunteers will participate in weekly gardening gatherings, offering safely-distanced socializing between the generations, as well an opportunity to soak up the fresh air and vitamin D.”
A planting party is taking place on May 22nd with student volunteers and Grace Manor residents to fill the newly built beds.
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