The Hope Community Garden is hosting an open house April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
There will be lots happening that day.
There will be free seeds available that have been collected at the community garden. The Hope Garden Club will be selling plants, garden art and supplies by donation, and a children’s arts and crafts table will be set up for the little ones.
For the first time, vendors have been invited to join this event. Details about the vendors will be published closer to the event date.
Registration for the new garden season will also be held during the open house.
The Hope Community Garden has been growing for 13 years. It opened in 2009 and moved to its current location on Coquihalla Street near 7th Avenue in 2018. Esther Brysch is the volunteer coordinator and continues to give her heart and soul to the project.
Lots of vegetables are grown there including tomatoes, onions and potatoes. All kinds of fruits occupy plots as well, including raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. If you like herbs, gardeners grow several varieties including oregano, basil and parsley.
“But one of the most amazing things that grows is community,” Brysch said. “The garden is a place of peace and serenity but there’s usually someone to chat with and share both gardening tips and an oversupply of cucumbers.
“During the recent difficult years many more people have joined to grow healthy food and take the opportunity to spend time in a beautiful and safe place.”
Watch for other events later in the season, including a hot dog sale at Buy-Low Foods on May 21 and a Garlic sale Sept. 24.
For more info, visit facebook.com/hopebccommunitygarden/
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