Town Centre Community Garden - Westbank, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 49.618 W 119° 38.076
11U E 310520 N 5522722
A new park in the centre of town, Westbank Centre Park includes this Community Garden, a dog park and a kids' spray park, among other things.
Waymark Code: WMGKMA
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 03/16/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 1

These are people who obviously know how to garden. Though they're not deep, they have garden boxes, and the compost bins have fully enclosed sides, not half exposed for air circulation. In a semi-desert environment such as this water retention is much more important than air circulation. Garden boxes, besides being a more efficient use of available area, can make gardening a bit easier on the back if built higher than a few inches.

There are a total of 56 garden boxes, with gardeners being allotted one or more boxes each spring. Having been a member of a different community garden in the area years ago, I can tell you that community gardens are a wonderful inclusion in new parks. They really are a good idea, as they attract people to the park on a regular basis, and provide a safe place for the kids to play while Mom & Dad do the weeding.

This garden looks to be well thought out, well built, and is still well maintained. But it's new - time will tell how it fares as the years go by.

Plots may be reserved by calling 778-797-2265.
Highway 97S to Hebert Road. Turn east on Hebert and cross Dobbin Road (Hwy 97N). Turn left on May Street. Park is at the end of the street.

Hands-on or educational programs: I don't know

Community garden's website: [Web Link]

Address: Not listed

Parking: Not Listed

Telephone number: Not listed

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