Sunday, October 1, 2017

Community gardens and neighborhoods

An excursion down to Richmond, BC, for a (inaguaral) harvest festival, found lots of interesting non-profit booths, promoting agricultural preservation in what was a traditional agricultural area, now being overrun by high-rise condo developments.

The city has set aside 136 acres as part of a Garden City Parklands development, so the festival was marking the development of this area for farm/community garden space as well as wetland restoration.

A lovely community-building event.
There were excellent initiatives around developing and replacing urban forest and "rewilding" areas represented, although it was interesting that most of Richmond was originally bog and shrubland, with a margin of Western red cedar and alder forest.

I especially appreciated the local food/seed saving intiatives.

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