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Jardin communautaire Basile-Patenaude

Jardin communautaire Basile-Patenaude

15/06/2016 - Present

Pioneering a new wave of community gardens, with an approach that is innovative, mobilized, creative, connected to the needs of the community and of urban gardeners, the Basile-Patenaude community garden is constantly evolving with projects paving the way for new and adaptable community garden programs.

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie residents have inexpensive access to gardening space to produce quality fruit and vegetables, create a network for community support, and ensure food security. This includes a new garden for children; a playful space for urban agriculture specifically designed for young gardeners, an edible green lane of over 20,000 ft² with 150 fruit trees and bushes, a cornfield, two honey meadows, a mushroom garden and unique street furniture. The edible green lane is part of phase one of the revitalization of more than 22,000 ft² of vacant land, with upcoming phases including a respite educational farm and an important food security project to benefit this multicultural and disadvantaged sector of Rosemont La Petite-Patrie.

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