Scott Creek Community Garden Opens Today


Coquitlam Community Garden Scott Creek

Local food enthusiasts take note! Coquitlam will officially open the Scott Creek Community Garden in Eagle Ridge Park (1240 Lansdowne Drive) on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The garden was created when City of Coquitlam applied for a grant from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Showcase Garden Program and was awarded $15,000 in cash and materials towards construction costs.

The new community garden ise located between Scott Creek Middle and Eagle Ridge Elementary schools facilitating the involvement of students from both schools as well as those from Glen Eagle Secondary. In addition to school curricular programs, the Scott Creek Community Garden will act as a secondary campus for the Inspiration Garden composting, food gardening and interpretive programs.

As one of four community gardens located in Coquitlam, the new Scott Creek Community Garden complements Coquitlam’s community garden programs which encourage students and families to learn how to grow their own produce and connect with others in the community. The students are planting vegetables and there will be some vegetables grown for the Food Bank through the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program.

Folks interested in participating in Coquitlam’s Community Gardens can find out more at www.coquitlam.ca/inspirationgarden.

Coquitlam Crunch users should note that the parking lot will not be accessible from 8:00am to 2:00pm on June 11, 2015 and are encouraged to use alternate parking locations.

This community garden project is another way the City is engaging the public – especially youth – in making positive contributions to our community. It is the first new initiative in support of Coquitlam’s entry into the 2015 Communities in Bloom competition. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification of public spaces. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community.

This summer, the City will host a variety of fun and interactive events through our Coquitlam in Bloom program and will invite the public to participate in adding summer colour and excitement to Coquitlam parks. Find out more at www.coquitlam.ca/CiB.

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