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Garden Cities Project: A Growing Movement

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Dear Monctonians,

If you had the opportunity to create space in your city, what would it look like? 

Would 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?

In mid-November, 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! 

The 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.

By signing 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!



This initiative is supported by: Garden Cities Project The Lotus Co-op Vital Source Nutrition Radical Roots Food Co-op Westmorland-Albert Food Security Action Group The Friendly Garden Project and ... YOU!


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