Garden Cities Project: A Growing Movement
If you had the opportunity to create space in your city, what would it look like?
you support a project to build and cultivate a garden space where
citizens could come together, grow healthy food and make a difference in
preserving the green spaces in our city?
Moncton City Council members will vote to approve projects to be
supported in the 2013 budget. The Sunny Brae Rink is an open-air, round
cement structure near the University of Moncton, on Donald Avenue, off
of Wheeler Boulevard. This long-unused heritage site has the potential
to be transformed into a shared garden space where Moncton citizens
could come together to design, cultivate, grow and harvest sustainably
produced food AND protect this remarkable historical landmark from
destruction (urban development). We are envisioning food plots, shared
tools and resources, community gatherings, a space for poetry readings,
art projects, skill sharing, work parties and so much more!
YMCA community garden boasts a long waiting list; the cold-frame project
at Hillcrest Middle School and all the members of the new Friendly
Gardens project are proof that our community is full of gardeners! We
want to see more grass-roots projects happening around learning how to
grow our own food and so does our city and council. The 2011 City of
Moncton Sustainability Plan clearly outlines the need and desire for an
increase in urban gardens in parks and other city owned land. Let’s help
them meet these outcomes with a strong show of support for a much
needed community garden! When we come together and work together, the
result is always much greater than the initial vision.
this petition, we request that the city of Moncton purchase and save
the Sunny Brae Rink. We also request that the City of Moncton partner
with the Garden Cities Project and other citizens to transform this
space into a large community garden.
Please include your name and postal code in the comment box, so that we can show just all of the Monctonians who are in support of this project! If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, gardener, educator, business partner, visionary... Click on Contact Sponsor and leave us your e-mail address!