Midway Community Garden - Midway, British Columbia
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N 49° 00.452 W 118° 46.976
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Midway Community Garden is located at 7th Avenue near the Midway Airport.
Waymark Code: WMGXKP
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 04/21/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
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The Midway Community Garden will be just that much better after being awarded a $20,000 Age-friendly B.C. Grant.

The money will be used to expand the popular community location to include a food preparation area with electricity where residents will be able to learn how to preserve the food they've grown in their garden plot.

One might be surprised that a rural community like Midway has a popular community garden. It is completely surrounded by deer fencing: without it can't garden in your own backyard.

The garden, which is located on a half-acre lot that features 24 raised beds, a drip-line irrigation system and tall fencing to protect the beds from munching deer. Midway residents of all ages participate in the garden, which adjoins a popular walking path along the river.

Last year, which was the first growing season at the garden, the 24 raised beds were all rented out. At a rental rate of $5.00 a year, it is a very affordable option for gardeners.

The garden is self-sustaining. To cover any operational expenses, like irrigation, the group sells vegetables from a dedicated market garden plot. Last year they grew 800 lbs. of garlic, potatoes and squash. They've also put in an asparagus bed and planted 25 Haskap berry bushes.

When we were there not too much gardening was going on, but it is a great community garden.
7th Avenue
Midway, British Columbia Canada
V0H 1M0

Close to the Midway Airport

Hands-on or educational programs: Not listed

Community garden's website: Not listed

Parking: Not Listed

Telephone number: Not listed

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